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Commissioner's Report


Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Board orders EAW for Bly Quarry subdivision
Citizens want County Road 17 pavedBy Mike McGrathAt last Tuesdays meeting of the board, the county commissioners approved a resolution ordering that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) be completed for the proposed Bear Creek subdivision near Spring Valley.

According to the wording in the resolution, the proposed six-lot subdivision on land known as the Bly Quarry does have the potential for "significant effect to the environment," due to the unique geologic conditions of the site.

The commissioners decision is based on four findings:
1) The proposed subdivision is located in a karst region with fractured limestone, cave formations, and underground streams. These features pose a contamination risk from gray water for any wells in the area.
2) The site has been subject to years of blasting events that have increased the number of fractures and channels through which contaminated water could flow.
3) A letter from Mr. Jeff Green, hydrologist with the Department of Natural Resources "brings into question the susceptibility of ground water due to sinkholes in the region," which allow water to travel rapidly to the water table.
4) A letter from University of Minnesota geologist Calvin Alexander also warns of groundwater contamination from sewer systems at the unique site.

The motion to approve the resolution came from Commissioner Helen Bicknese and was quickly given a second by Commissioner Marc Prestby. Commissioner Bicknese, in making her motion, cited the "very sensitive areawith caves and springsposes a potential risk" to the groundwater.

During discussion of the motion, Commissioner Harry Root asked County Attorney Matt Opat if the board would be limited to just the four findings throughout the implementation of the worksheet. Mr. Opat told the board that more findings could be added as the Worksheet process developed.

The request for the EAW came from a group of 43 neighboring property owners who petitioned the state Environmental Quality Board for the EAW. On January 15, the group, led by Teresa Bly, testified before the Fillmore County Board on the need for the EAW and submitted additional letters from neighboring property owners who were concerned about the proposed use.

The developer of the subdivision, Tom Meilander of Ironwood Homes, Inc., Rochester, may now choose to withdraw his subdivision application, or .....
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Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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By Deb Nelson GourleyMonday, February 4, 2002

Inheriting a 200-year-old Garns family spinning wheel from my Grandmother, Stella (Brdsgrd) Nelson, was exhilarating. Having myself been an avid handspinner for years, I could visuali ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Carlson~Eslinger

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Rachel Christine Carlson and Jeremy Arthur Eslinger were married on September 8, 2001 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Pastor Curt Schneider officiated the ceremony.

The bride is employed by First Command Financial in Everett, WA and ..... 
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Birth Announcements

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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No new births were announced this week.No new births were announced this week.
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