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Preston City Council Report


Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Pro-Corn to install odor technology
Ethanol plant purchases $900,000 thermal oxidizer By John TorgrimsonMonday, January 14, 2002Last spring, Lawrence Schwanke, President of the Southeast Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative (SMEC) told a packed house MPCA public hearing in Preston that if a proven technology were developed that would control odors related to the production of ethanol, Pro-Corn would install it. SMEC owns 63% of the shares in Pro-Corn.

Monday night, Schwanke told the Preston City Council that Pro-Corn was voluntarily purchasing a thermal oxidizer for $900,000 because they believe this is a sound technology with a scientific basis for controlling odors.

This is an example of what the Co-op and Pro-Corn are doing to be a good neighbor, Schwanke told the council. We are not required to do this under our permit. But we feel it will address some of the concerns people have about odors.

The thermal oxidizer will destroy residual gases and volatile organic compounds before they are discharged by heating them through an incinerator-like process. The thermal oxidizer is expected to be installed sometime this summer and be ready for when the new expansion becomes operational.

Schwankes announcement came while he and Pro-Corn Chairman James Simonson were before the city council to finalize a number of agreements between the Co-op and the city that date back to when the plant was first built. SMEC is interested in selling off a number of commercial lots in the Industrial Park and this requires certain legal matters being finalized, including the signing of the final plat.

As part of a final agreement between the two parties, SMEC will donate to the city land to be used for a lift station, as well as utility easements on three lots. In return, SMEC was asking the city to provide dust control on a portion of Industrial Drive and to waive the interest payments on $137,700 of assessments on property in the Industrial Park. The assessments are presently deferred until 2013 or until sold, whichever comes first.

This matter generated considerable discussion, as the 5.75% interest per annum on the assessments could amount to more than a $100,000 over a fifteen year period (running from 1998-2013). By law, the city has the right to waive these interest payments.

From SMECs viewpoint, waiving the interest would provide a significant incentive for buyers of the property. And the quicker th .....
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The changing look of weddings

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Monday, January 21, 2002

The guests have been escorted to their seats. Recorded music plays through the church sound system. The groom and best man look handsome and serious in their black suits and red shirts. Two pastors (one his, one hers) ..... 
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Landfill questions raised

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Winneshiek landfill agency says Fillmore County violated agreementBy Mike McGrathWhen the Fillmore County Board sat down with representatives of the Winneshiek County Area Solid Waste Agency (Winneshiek Agency) last Tuesday, it was a meeting t ..... 
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Zoning, budget issues face board

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Chairman Duane Bakke expects demanding yearBy John TorgrimsonMonday, January 21, 2002

Editors Note: Fourth District Commissioner Duane Bakke, a farmer from rural Lanesboro, is the 2002 chairman of the Fillmore County Board. Journal ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jan 18th, 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, Jan 18th, 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, Jan 18th, 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, Jan 18th, 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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