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'Round the Towns


Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Preston Ramon Cruz, 27, of Jalapa, Nicaragua, is spending 13 months at the Dave and Rita Wilson home at Ridgeview Farms in rural Preston, as part of the University of Minnesotaís MAST (Minnesota Agricultural Student Trainee) program. The mission of MAST is to "improve global understanding by providing educational and cultural enrichment through international exchange."

Cruz is the first Nicaraguan to participate in the MAST program. His duties at Ridgeview Farms include working in all phases of the 600-sow farrow to finish operation.

Cruz spent eight years of his boyhood in a United Nations refugee camp in Honduras during the Nicaraguan Contra war of the 1980ís. Two of his older brothers lost their lives in the conflict. An English teacher by profession, Cruz met Dave and Rita Wilson while they were on a medical/construction mission to Jalapa.

Cruz says that he enjoys the small town friendliness of the people in Fillmore County, and likened it to the area of Nicaragua where he is from. About the impending cold weather, Cruz says that some local people are trying to scare him. "I have never seen snow before," he says, "but Rita has assured me that there is a lot of beauty in winter."

Spring Valley: Spring Valley residents were notified last week, by outgoing city administrator Mike Bubany, that more land may need to be condemned by the city to construct a recreational trail to the City Farm. Earlier this year, the city council, at Bubanyís recommendation, condemned 6/100ís of an acre for the trail, believing that construction could then proceed.

Now, it appears that one of the landowners along the route never actually signed a purchase option for their property. In taking responsibility for the oversight, Bubany wrote that, "certain public officials in this town knew of the lacking option all along and for whatever reasons did not care to mention it even though it would have prevented this mess."

Bubany told the Journal last week, that the amount of land in question is 8/10ís of an acre and it is his understanding that the landowner "will not sign an option".

"If the city wants to proceed with the trail route, they will have to consider condemning this land as well," Bubany said.

Bubanyís replacement will be current city clerk/treasurer Deb Zimmer, who will serve as interim city administrator on a three-month trial basis. Bubany pointed out that .....
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North to Alaska

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Local man takes two-month dream tripBy Carol ThouinMonday, November 27, 2000

As he cast his line out over the sparkling, pristine river he couldn't help notice the majestic purple, snow-capped peaks of Mt. McKinley framed by lus ..... 
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Stalemate costs county

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, November 27, 2000

The case of Jane Doe

Jane Doe, obviously a fictional name, worked at the Fillmore County Health Department from 1982 until she retired in January 2000. An LPN, Jane worked as a receptionist, ..... 
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Planning Commission

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Good Earth Village to expandBy Al MathisonMonday, November 27, 2000

There were several items on the Fillmore County Planning Commissionís agenda last Tuesday evening. The first was a conditional use permit (CUP) request by Alliant Energy to ad ..... 
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Election 2000:

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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One for the history booksBy Al MathisonMonday, November 13, 2000

Fillmore County voters turned out in large numbers last Tuesday, November 7. The auditorís department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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Sometimes I get yelled at

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, November 13, 2000

I think that most of us have heard stories about the absent minded professor. Well, I am not now nor have I ever been a professor, but I am and always have been absent minded. In my case, being absent minded is like n ..... 
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A Harry Potter party

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Harry Potter has worked magic in Fillmore County, enticing both children and adults to become passionate readers. And I, too, have become a Harry Potter fan. In fact, as each new book was released I had to bargain with ..... 
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Technology these Days

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, November 27, 2000

Computers have come a long way in the past couple decades. My family has had one in the house since the early 90s. They are very nice to have for word processing, and the advent of the Internet has done wonderful thin ..... 
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The Underground

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, November 27, 2000

Earth
Day after day
Wave after wave
Where are you going? Where are you going?
Earth wounded by so many wandering men!
Earth fertilized by the bodies of so many.
But the earth is us,
We' ..... 
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