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Lanesboro City Council Report: Council accepts park land gift


Fri, Jan 7th, 2005
Posted in Features

After clarifying some points of the agreement, the Lanesboro City Council graciously accepted Eric Bunges gift of a triangle of land at their regular meeting January 3, 2005. The agreement accepted by the council stipulates that the city may apply for grants and contributions and that the funds raised will be kept in a separate fund for this project only. The park, upon completion, will belong to the city. If the city does not complete the project within five years, Bunge may take over the completion of the project. The city would not be economically liable for planning or developing the park. Any administrative expenses will be reimbursed to the city from the park funds. The triangle of land donated by Bunge will hopefully encourage visitors to the city to use the Bass Pond parking lot and walk under the bridge to the downtown area.

The park committee recommended the approval of the agreement; Julia Borgen, local fundraiser, declared that a trail connecting the Coffee Street bridge and the Bass Pond parking lot had to be an asset to the city.

Council member Jerome Halvorson asked what was wrong with walking across the street instead. Other council members reminded him that there was a safety issue with that. He also noted that the city was taking on more tax exempt property.

City administrator Bobbie Torgerson pointed out that the land did not currently have much tax value associated with it.

Council member Kevin Drake voiced his concern that the city had other more important future needs that perhaps should take precedence over such a project.

Julia Borgen quietly assured the council there would be enough privately donated funds to cover the approximately $5,000 engineering costs for the design of the path under the bridge. Council member Halvorson commented that this felt like dj vu; he didnt want the city to once again be in the position of having to cover unexpected additional costs as it did with the bridge project.

Ultimately, the council accepted the agreement with Bunge and voted to spend the privately donated funds for the engineering of the path provided there was enough in the fund.

Fire and ambulance

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Fire Chief Jim Wagner reported the fire department currently has twenty-two firemen and has recently purchased new turnout gea .....
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Jan 7th, 2005
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Felony Charges

Jesse James Michael Thompson, 26, of Houston, was charged with passing bad checks in Fillmore County District Court on Monday, January 3. According to court documents, Thompson opened a checking account at a loca ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Council gets a makeover

Fri, Jan 7th, 2005
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Newly elected members gave an altered appearance to the city council on Monday, January 3.. City Administrator Joe Hoffman swore in the new mayor, Kurt Reicks and council-elects Steve Knoepke, Robert Sauer, and Jeremy Aug.

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2005 Minnesota Legislative Update

Thu, Dec 30th, 2004
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Republican State Senator Robert Kierlin, Republican State Representative Greg Davids and Democratic State Representative Gene Pelowski agree on a lot.  They agree that the upcoming legislative session will be about transporta ..... 
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County moves forward on septic program

Thu, Dec 30th, 2004
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In an effort to improve water quality in Fillmore and Mower counties, especially along the watershed of the South Branch of the Root River, The Clean Water Partnership Project Implementation Loan Agreement was approved. Donna Rasmussen from the Soil ..... 
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Rushford generator issue still undecided

Thu, Dec 30th, 2004
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There is no problem so big it cant be run away from, quoting Lucy Van Pelt of Charlie Brown fame, Rushford Mayor T.S. Roberton explained the delay in making the final decision on the purchase of back-up generator at the December 27 Rushford Counci ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court: Cresco man charged with felony DWI

Thu, Dec 30th, 2004
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Jamie Allyn Mincks, 24, of Cresco, was charged with two felony counts of driving while under the influence in Fillmore County District Court on Monday, December 27.

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Lanesboro City Council Report: Council discusses gift of land for park

Thu, Dec 30th, 2004
Posted in Features

At their Monday, December 27 meeting, the Lanesboro City Council discussed an offer from Eric Bunge to give the city land that would be used for a park near the Coffee Street Bridge.

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2004 in Review

Thu, Dec 23rd, 2004
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Editors note: The Journal looked at what news makers in Fillmore County said over the past year as a way to profile the year 2004. From the pages of the Fillmore County Journal, heres what was said on a range of topics:

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