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County to participate in National Take Back Initiative


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen provided details to the county board at their April 8 meeting about the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative for drug collection.

Jensen explained that with participation in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program there will be drop off boxes at six locations including Chatfield, Harmony, Lanesboro, Rushford, Spring Valley, and the sheriff’s office in Preston. The collection of prescription drugs will have a very minimal cost to the county, only for drop off boxes and transportation to the incinerator.

The collection will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a safe way to dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired drugs. Commissioner Tom Kaase explained that this disposal method prevents individuals from flushing drugs, which allows the substances to get into our groundwater. Jensen said it is best not to flush any drugs. Kaase added that no questions will be asked when drugs are dropped off.

Jensen maintained that the program helps to keep these prescription drugs out of the hands of young people.

The DEA’s intention is to have a convenient and safe method of disposal and to educate the public about the potential abuse of prescription medications.

Other Business In Brief

•County Engineer Ron Gregg presented three bids for construction on CSAH 35 in Harmony. The low bid from A-1 Excavating, Inc. of $930,189.75 was approved contingent on approval by the City of Harmony. It was 3.5 percent higher than the engineer’s estimate.

•Kaase reported on the CSAH 1 right of way meeting recently held in Spring Valley, saying it was a good meeting. He praised Gregg on his presentation to the 80-90 people who attended to have their questions and concerns addressed. Gregg noted that county surveyor Jeff Brand worked on the maps that were part of the presentation.

•A $25 group annual membership payment for 2014 was approved for the Southeastern Minnesota Association Regional Trails (SMART) program.

•ITC Midwest LLC’s request to terminate the lease agreement adjacent to the substation at Spring Valley was discussed. The company has not used the property as expected to house vehicles and equipment. They have offered to make the 2014 payment of $2,200 and to complete the fence or to remove it. Commissioner Marc Prestby was concerned about the language concerning the fence. It wa .....
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Long-anticipated Preston Family Dollar opens its doors April 10

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014

Anticipation for the opening of Preston’s Family Dollar store has been building for months, and finally, after months of waiting, the first customers were able to make their way through the front doors at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. Although this ..... 
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Long-anticipated Preston Family Dollar opens its doors April 10

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston All

Anticipation for the opening of Preston’s Family Dollar store has been building for months, and finally, after months of waiting, the first customers were able to make their way through the front doors at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. Although this ..... 
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B&B Olympic Bowl spruces up with remodel

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Walk into B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. and you will be bowled over by the new look. The restaurant side of the business has been through a transformation from floor to ceiling. Paul and Shelly Hanson purchased B&B Olympic Bowl in September ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator About 40 percent of Minnesota garbage is organic waste and much of what you send to landfill is quite compostable right in your own back yard. But, why would you want to compost your garbage? We ..... 
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Erdman Estate

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-251 In Re: Estate of Joy Karen Erdman, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATI ..... 
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Notice to Aggregate Producers - Seasonal Material Bids - Fillmore County Highway Department - CP 23-14-02

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

The Fillmore County Highway Department will be accepting bids for the furnishing and hauling of Class 2 (modified) aggregate on various Fillmore County Roads, and the furnishing of same material in stockpile at various quarry locations. Sealed bids ..... 
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Notice for Patrolling and Snowplowing Quotes Sumner Township

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

The Sumner Township Board will accept quotes for patrolling and snowplowing with equipment of at least 140 horsepower for the coming year that runs from May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015. The Board requires a truck capable of spreading rock on icy ..... 
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Summary of Minutes - April 1, 2014 County Board Meeting

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The follo ..... 
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