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Election 2004


Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
Posted in Features

The Fillmore County Journal invited all candidates running for elected office in the general election on November 2, 2004 to send in some information about themselves and why they are running for public office. This included all candidates for city council, school board, soil & water district supervisor and county commissioner. These are some of the responses we have received.



Candidate for Soil & Water Supervisor District 5 - Don Doc SchoepskiIve lived in Fillmore County since 1996 and thoroughly enjoy this beautiful area of the state. I grew up in rural northern Illinois, attended Rock Valley College and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where I earned an Associates Degree in Business Management and a Bachelors Degree in Wildlife Management respectively. After a variety of wildlife management positions in Wisconsin, I joined Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in 1996. I feel my education as well as several relevant and related experiences in my work history provide a good base of knowledge for the position of District Supervisor. I have always had an interest in the outdoors, the health of our environment and the programs that are available to landowners. I feel that the Soil and Water Conservation District provides a fine service to our county and I would like to become a part of the process.My wife Maggie & I live in rural Harmony with our 1-1/2 yr. old daughter Addison and dog Bailey.



Candidate for Soil & Water Supervisor District 4 - Pamela MensinkMy name is Pan Mensink, Im a candidate for the position of supervisor of the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). I will be representing District 4 replacing Eleanor Junge, who decided to retire after many years of dedicated service to the SWCD board. I have been a lifelong resident of Fillmore County. I was raised on my family dairy farm in Bristol Township. The last 27 years have been spent in Carimona township farming with my husband, Craig on our hog and crop family farm. We have three children, Mike, 24, Mandy, 21, and Megan, 17. Besides farming I have worked the past 24 years at St. Marys hospital in Rochester as a Surgical Technician. I have been involved in a multitude of activities in the community and church. I am a concerned resident and landowner of Fi .....
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Special Section - National Pork Month: Change and growth in the pork industry

Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
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Thirty years ago, a person could take a drive in the country and, by the time they got back home, they would have a fair idea of what pork production was like in their immediate area. A windshield tour would reveal outdoor lots full of hogs. Small A- ..... 
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Neutral Ground boundary passed through the Big Woods

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
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Although affected by them, southeastern Minnesota is an area that was not covered by the last glaciers. The glacial melt-waters carved out hundreds of feet of limestone and sandstone creating a landscape of towering bluffs, scenic valleys, rolling hi ..... 
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MPCA upholds finding of facts on Heartland

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
Posted in Features

Following further review, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has defended its original finding of facts regarding the proposed Heartland tire-burning plant in Preston.Heartland Energy & Recycling LLC proposes to burn 10 million scrap tires ..... 
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Commissioners' Report: County and city of Lanesboro hope to cooperate on Highway 8 bridge project

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
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Members of the Coffee Street Bridge Enhancement Group met with the county board on Tuesday to look at ways the county and city of Lanesboro can work together when improvements are made to the Highway 8 bridge.

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Election 2004

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
Posted in Features

The Fillmore County Journal invited all candidates running for elected office in the general election on   November 2, 2004 to send in some information about themselves and why they are running for public office. This include ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
Posted in Features

Felony Dispositions

William Paul Miller, 37, of Wykoff, was ordered to serve 366 days in prison by Judge Robert Benson on Monday, September 29, 2004 in Fillmore County District Court.

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Heartland settlement with city expires without JOBZ in hand

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
Posted in Features

The recent settlement between the city of Preston and Robert and Elaine Maust and Heartland Energy & Recycling called for the city of Preston to pay Heartland $325,000 in total damages if the tire-burning plant is not accepted into the state JOBZ pro ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: NIMBY Rushford generator location still undecided

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
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NIMBYnot in my backyardwas once again heard at the Rushford City Council meeting Monday, September 27, 2004. Although the phrase was the same, the voices and faces changed from previous meetings as the council once again tried to find a home for th ..... 
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