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2010 Census announcement


Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

My name is Ashley Edwards and I'm working as the local government liaison for the State of Minnesota's Census 2010 Campaign. Believe it or not, Census 2010 is just six months away (Census Day is April 1, 2010). As you may know, Minnesota is one of a handful of states in jeopardy of losing a Congressional seat through the reapportionment that will follow the census. Additionally, the accuracy of the decennial census count will have significant weight on how over $400 billion in federal dollars will be distributed to communities throughout the U.S. and Minnesota. By working together, I'm confident that we can get the most out of next year's count.

Snowbirds, or those who fly south for the winter, will be critical to the census count in Minnesota. Over the coming weeks and months, many Minnesotans will be temporarily leaving our state for warmer climates to the south. While a large number of these individuals consider themselves still to be Minnesotan, many will experience difficulty in answering their 2010 Census Form in another state as a Minnesotan. This is because the forms will be delivered on March 13, 2010, (before many return home) and because the forms are addressed to household rather than the individual and thus, will not be forwarded by the U.S. Post Office.

Since our office projects that we are less than 3,000 people away from keeping our last Congressional Seat, we simply can't afford to miss this opportunity to contact snowbirds throughout our state before they leave.

Lastly, I wanted to offer our services to you for the remainder of "Census Season." We have a staff of four ready to provide you assistance with answering questions, talking to the press, addressing concerns, or anything else that may be Census 2010 related. If you need help, our office is always a phone call or an e-mail away! In addition, you can also visit our website at www.mn2010census.org for other great information about the 2010 Census.

Lanesboro Community Center repairs

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

Lanesboro's City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman recently took a "Junk Tour" with city maintenance employee Andy Drake. They drove through the town to see if there were any properties that were in violation of the city's junk ordinance. They took pic ..... 
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Melander receives the Certified Municipal Clerk designation

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

Lolly Melander, city clerk/treasurer of Canton, has earned the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) for August 2009.

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Fillmore County to embark on a healthy voyage

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

In a nation-leading effort to reduce chronic disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded 39 grants to Minnesota communities to help lower the number of Minnesotans who use tobacco or who are obese or overweight. The Statewide Healt ..... 
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Whalan discusses trimming trees and dual heat policy

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in Government

The Whalan City Council met on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, for its monthly meeting. Present were counsel members: Larry Johnson, Johnny Halverson, Everett Johnson, David Rahn, Margaret Chiglo and Lolly Melander; visitor present was Lanny Landsverk.< ..... 
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What is the future of Potter Auditorium?

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Government

A joint powers meeting of the Chatfield City Council, Chatfield Public School Board, and the Chatfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) was held to keep all informed as to the findings and recommendations of the steering committee. The steering ..... 
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What is the future of Potter Auditorium?

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Government

A joint powers meeting of the Chatfield City Council, Chatfield Public School Board, and the Chatfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) was held to keep all informed as to the findings and recommendations of the steering committee. The steering ..... 
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Hilltop Estates, second additional approval

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Government

By Karen Reisner

The Chatfield City Council unanimously gave their approval to the development agreement and the final plat for the Hilltop Estates, Second Addition at their September 28 meeting. The public hearing had been continued from the ..... 
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Minnesota Mayors unite to express concern regarding LGA

Fri, Oct 2nd, 2009
Posted in Government

St.Paul, MN-Saying that the next governor will determine the fate of cities across the state, mayors announced at a State Capitol press conference that they are turning their attention to the 2010 governor's race and will be traveling the state to c ..... 
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