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Lanesboro accepts $70,000 bid for old clinic


Fri, Feb 21st, 2003
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At their meeting February 18th the Lanesboro City Council accepted Lee and Charlene Drapers high bid of $70,000 for the old clinic building at 104 Sheridan West. Charlene intends to move her beauty shop business to the building and will try to bring in another tenant as well. The building is well suited for a beauty shop, having been wired for 220 electrical service that is needed for tanning beds. Although the bid was less than the appraisal of $103,000, the council felt that accepting the bid was a prudent decision because the property will now be added to the tax rolls and will be owned locally, supplying employment and services to the people of Lanesboro. Some of the proceeds from the sale of the clinic building are earmarked for the Walking Bridge project (the amount needed depending on the effectiveness of current fundraising efforts spearheaded by Julia Borgen.)

Ambulance department

The Council had a chance to peruse three documents clarifying the formation of the new ambulance department and its separation from the current fire department. Steve Klotz, ambulance director, appeared before the council to voice his concern for a clear line of authority. The council had already stressed that the city administrator would not be micromanaging the department but would provide "administrative and budgetary support" with the director responsible for the daily operation. During the transition period, the same current firefighters who are EMTs will stay on the ambulance department to provide consistent service for the city. Councilwoman Peggy Hanson expressed the councils thanks to Klotz for taking on the challenging position of ambulance director during the establishment of the ambulance department.

Police department

Another matter of discussion was the position of part-time police officer Mike Cherney. Mike was wondering whether he had been laid off or terminated earlier in the year. Apparently the form required by the state is the same for termination and lay off. Cherney had been directed by Police Chief Stuart Stotts to turn in all of his equipment for inventory just as Ryan Lettner, another part-time officer had been. Stotts wanted to start off with a clean slate. The question now seems to be for how long the lay off will be. Councilman Jerome Halvorson asked, "Since when does anybody except the council lay off someone?" Barb Hoyhtya mentioned the need to involve .....
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Its in the wind

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
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The McNeilus name has been on concrete trucks since 1976 and on garbage trucks since 1990. Garwin McNeilus high standards resulted in his company ranking Number One in the garbage/concrete truck industry when he sold it in 1998 to Oshkosh Truck. [Read the Rest]

County holds public hearing on bonding

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
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The bonding hearing for the courthouse remodeling project at Tuesdays county board meeting met no opposition as Michael Bubany, David Drown & Associates, reviewed the $3.8 million Capital Improvement Bonds (CIP) schedule. There was plenty of seating ..... 
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Pawlentys cuts hit local organizations hard

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
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Blend a heap of revenue shortfalls and a bunch of budget deficits and simmer at low heat; fold in a pledge for no new taxes, then mix in a divided legislature. Chill and serve to a wary citizenry.

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Fillmore County District Court:Heath guilty of drug charges

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
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Mark Anthony Heath of Lanesboro was found guilty in Fillmore County District Court on five counts related to the manufacture of methamphetamine, stemming from an incident on May 6, 2002 in Rushford.

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Budget concerns drive Rushford Council decisions

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
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Police Chief Sam Stensgard joined the Rushford City Council at their February 10 meeting to discuss the possibility of purchasing a new squad car. Stensgard had previously sent a memo to the council outlining his recommendation to purchase a second p ..... 
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Initiative Fund helps Rushford evaluate their community

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
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The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) presented their "site visit reflections" to the Rushford Community Thursday night at the Rushford-Peterson school theater to an audience of approximately twenty-four people. SMIF had visited Rushfor ..... 
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New administrator attends first Harmony council meeting

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
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Due to bad weather on the evening of the Harmony City Councils meeting, this reporter wasnt able to attend. However, a telephone interview with the citys new Administrator was conducted.

Jerome Illg of Brooklyn Park, MN atten ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report

Fri, Feb 7th, 2003
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Editors note: Due to inclement weather, the Journals reporter was unable to attend Monday nights meeting. The following article is based on an interview with City Administrator Barbara Hoyhtya.  By John Torgrimson&n ..... 
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