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Rushford Council accepts damage settlement for tennis court


Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
Posted in Features

The Rushford City Council accepted the settlement offered by Wausau Insurance for the damage done to the Creekside Park tennis courts and basketball courts at their meeting Monday July 28th. In the settlement the city will receive $10,812 to resurface the courts and $1,625 yearly for a total settlement of around $32,500. This did not include patchwork already done by Central Cable earlier in the year. Although disappointed by the time taken for the settlement (the goal was a totally repaired court by May, 2003), the council appeared satisfied with the final outcome.

Generator Affairs

Eric Hoiland addressed the council during the citizen input time about an Electric Transmission Planning meeting he had recently attended in Rochester. Stating the intent of the meeting was to identify problems with current electric transmission, Hoiland informed the council a "number of lines in southeast Minnesota are going to be rebuilt." Hoiland commented this was new information to him. Previously, Mike Wish from Dairyland Power had told the council no new lines were to be built. While no new lines are in the plans, rebuilds apparently are. In response to a query from Mayor T.S. Roberton, Hoiland told the council the meeting’s report will be published this fall.

Otomo Engineering was authorized to do a site evaluation of the proposed Winona Street generator site. Engineer Brian DeFrang will determine the suitability of the site based on the slope of the area. If the slope is over twenty-five degrees, the bluff protection zoning will not allow construction at the site. The council does, however, have the option of extending a variance for the construction.

Brian Guenther of Power Plus Engineering has reviewed the specification book for the new generator bids. The new specs call for no manual controls, allow for many alternatives so there will be choices available, and are specific to Rushford’s needs. Associated Consultants Engineering (ACE) has been authorized to go out for bids with an ending date of August 24th.

The environmental assessment worksheet requested by a citizen petition will be formally made public. Associated Consultants Engineering will prepare this worksheet at the city’s expense.

Revisiting the Silk Stocking School Bus and the

Bridge Path

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Lanesboro Community Cooperative (a.k.a. the Old School) Redevelopment Plan

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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Jeff Allman, now a partner with Northcountry on the redevelopment of the old school property, set the tone for a special Lanesboro Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday, July 30, when he proclaimed, "We’re here to embrace the public intere ..... 
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Fillmore County is 150 years old

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
Posted in Features

Fillmore County has reached a most significant milestone. It’s now 150 years old.

Fillmore County was created from Wabasha County by a Legislative act approved March 5, 1853. Its boundaries were indefinite. In general, however, ..... 
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Fillmore County’s 9th Relay for Life to be held in Rushford

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
Posted in Features

The community of Rushford will host the county’s 9th annual Relay for Life on Friday, August 8, starting at 6:00 p.m. and concluding at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, August 9. The event will take place near the city’s fire station and the Depot Museum where a ..... 
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Hoop Dreams

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
Posted in Features

This story has a classic movie line: a group of small town kids organize themselves into a select basketball team that goes on to win a state competition.  So, in the Hollywood tradition of the classic kids-do-well movie genr ..... 
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Heartland gets air permit

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
Posted in Features

In a 6-2 vote on Tuesday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizen’s Board approved an air permit for Heartland Energy & Recycling, LLC to operate a tire-burning plant in Preston. The board also decided that a contested case hearing, an ..... 
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Courthouse construction on schedule

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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“The project is holding to schedule,” Dave Johnson, the courthouse construction supervisor, told the County Board at Tuesday’s meeting. Johnson said steel work would start within the next week. Johnson said he was pleased with the progress to date. H ..... 
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Lanesboro Council considers Administrative Citation Ordinance

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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At their July 21st meeting, the Lanesboro City Council discussed the proposed administrative citation ordinance. Posing the philosophical question, "Is the purpose to increase public safety or to bring in more dollars?" Councilman Joe O’Connor presen ..... 
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New recreational facility will need Preston City funds

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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The Preston City Council met Monday for about three hours with Mayor Dave Pechulis, Mike Gartner, and Heath Mensink in attendance. Jerry Scheevel is recovering from heart surgery and Mike McGarvey was also absent.

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