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Lanesboro City Council


Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Council gets tax lessonBy Mike McGrathMonday, January 29, 2001

The Lanesboro City Council met in a lengthy session last Monday evening, dealing with tax assessors, subdivisions and disgruntled residents.

After approval of the agenda and minutes, the Council listened to a presentation by Fillmore County Assessor Robert Picket and assessor Dave Kiehne.

Kiehne was the dominant speaker during the presentation, explaining how the Minnesota tax code works with regard to property assessments. According to Kiehne, the State has guidelines that must be followed, requiring reassessment every four years.

Despite the fact that Kiehne went on to explain just how the tax calculations are made, tossing around such baffling terms like "tax capacity structure," "limited market value" and "levy rates," it seemed the citizens in the room just wanted to know why their taxes are going up so dramatically.

"Lanesboro in not unique in values anymore," consoled Kiehne as he explained that property values are going up in cities all over Fillmore County. "We do this all day long, so we do know values."

At one point, Mayor Brose also assured the citizens that the Council had only raised its expense budget by $1164 for 2001, thus the tax increases were not coming from over spending by city officials.

Lanesboro property values have been steadily rising for the last five years, and this is clearly reflected in the real estate sales transactions recorded in the courthouse. Since the assessor had not been around in at least four years, the cumulative effect of the increased value came as a shock to many residents.

The city will conduct a Board of Review in April at which time taxpayers may have an opportunity to protest their assessment. Following the city review, a second level of appeal is at the county Board of Review in early June.

Rural Subdivision

The Council voted unanimously to exercise its "two-mile limit" authority on subdivision review for a proposed subdivision in section 30 of Holt Township.

The application for the 3-lot subdivision proposed by Jesse Buggs of St. Paul had originally been made to the Fillmore County Zoning Office. State law allows cities to exercise review authority over all subdivisions proposed within two miles of their boundary.

The discussion on the subdivision seemed to center around why the application nearly went through the entire county process befor .....
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Travelers' tales

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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A visit to the Raffles Hotel in SingaporeBy Neil HaugerudMonday, February 5, 2001

During the third week of January, I accompanied my daughter Renee on a business trip to Singapore. The sub-tropical temperatures, combined ..... 
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Board seat to be vacant 30 days

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Monday, February 5, 2001

Even with the best of planning, it appears that the Fillmore County Third District Commissioners seat will be vacant a minimum of 30 days.

Commissioner Gary Peterson announced at the January 23 county board me ..... 
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Commission deals with sawmill permits, tower

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Monday, January 29, 2001

Mike Tuohys first act as newly elected chairman of the Fillmore County Planning Commission was to implement a sign up system for the public to give input at public hearings.

"We need to register the speakers ..... 
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Benson denies MPCA request

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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By John TorgrimsonMonday, February 5, 2001

On Thursday, February 1, Fillmore County District Judge Robert Benson denied a request from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to reconsider his decision of December 2 ..... 
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The war against grime

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Monday, January 29, 2001

I had a feeling that there was something in the wind. There seemed to be an unnatural quiet and I had a premonition that something dreadful was going to happen. It was as though there was a dense fog bank and I knew so ..... 
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The Gift of Life

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Monday, December 18, 2000

When the phone rang at three a.m. last Monday morning, my husband Joe sat straight up out of a deep sleep, "Baby time," he said.

With one foot on the floor, he then heard me saying, "Yes, you can dry ginger a ..... 
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A tribute

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Monday, February 5, 2001

Two writing classes have been major influences on me. One is an Advanced Placement English class. The teacher of this class has done many things to improve my writing. The other was a class on grammar. I signed up late ..... 
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Winter Birds

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Monday, January 22, 2000

January 1, 2001: We hear birds singing and see activity in fir trees as we drive slowly past a farm bordering the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Dana Gardner and I are participating in the Whitewater Christ ..... 
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