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'Round the Towns


Sun, Oct 29th, 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 Minnesota’s 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 1980’s. 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 Bubany’s recommendation, condemned 6/100’s 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 8/10’s 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.

Bubany’s 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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Hoffman Stables

The making of a market

Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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A grocery store returns to HoustonBy Jill O’NeillMonday, October 30, 2000

When Red’s IGA closed its doors on the small community of Houston, MN, (pop. 1,020) residents were forced to do their grocery shopping elsewhere ..... 
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Board corks York

Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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By Mike McGrath
Monday, October 30, 2000

At last Tuesday’s meeting, the County Board of Commissioners brought to an end the debate on the issue with York Township over whether the township should receive additional co ..... 
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County employees concerned about asbestos work

Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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By John TorgrimsonMonday, October 30, 2000

Vern Johnson of Kane & Johnson Architects of Rochester held a meeting with Fillmore County employees on Thursday morning to address some of the concerns employees had over the as ..... 
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Candidate forum:

Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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State Senate District 31By Al MathisonMonday, October 30, 2000

This year the race for Minnesota State Senator District 31 is between David Blanchard (D) and Kenric Scheevel (R). Scheevel was first elected to the seat in 1 ..... 
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A Harry Potter party

Sun, Oct 29th, 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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Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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Changes in Music:
Good or Bad?
By Chris GuttormsonMonday, October 30, 2000

How does the music of today reflect the personalities of its listeners?

There have been many changes in music over the past two decades (and over sever ..... 
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Possessed

Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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Monday, October 30, 2000

Author Moritz Thomsen writes of his house in an Ecuadorian jungle: "At first it is infuriating to discover what is going on beneath your nose; the books rotted; the phonograph records green with mold . . . boots turnin ..... 
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Just a Juicy Little Tidbit

Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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Monday, October 16, 2000

"What’s this?" One of the two teenaged boys impatiently thrusts an open plastic margarine tub in my face. "We found it out in the woods just lying on the ground coming back from our tree stands." At the bottom of their ..... 
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