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Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page


Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner

Sheriff Daryl Jensen informed commissioners at the June 11 county board meeting that his office had launched a Facebook page on May 31. He said it is a positive way to communicate with people. Information on detours, distracted driving, and ‘crime stoppers’ are examples of what may appear on the page.

Public Safety Software

Jensen reviewed five proposals his office has received for public safety software, record management system. He said his office has been working over the last three years with staff and technology toward the upgrade. Currently, the sheriff’s office record system is not web based.

Jensen suggested they consider the product that surrounding counties are using when they make their decision. He stressed the importance of having confidence in the product and in its support.

Commissioner Tom Kaase and the sheriff seemed to have heard positive feedback about the reputation of a Minnesota based company, LETG. Jensen noted it would give them the capacity to go mobile. Kaase said this software is used in about sixty agencies within the state and has a good reputation for trouble shooting.

Jensen suggested they have an evaluation team, including commissioners Kaase and Marc Prestby, look at the proposals and bring back a recommendation on June 25. About two-thirds of the money to pay for the software will come from 911 funds, the rest from county dollars.

Community Services

Community Services Director Beth Wilms, Social Services Manager Gail Bunge, and Director of Nursing Lantha Stevens updated the board on MNsure or the health insurance exchange, which will be used by individuals looking for insurance for affordable care.

Also, the department will be serving an influx of clients due to the expansion of Medical Assistance. Complying with the Affordable Care Act and helping people with MNsure and serving new MA clients will likely require more staff, possibly an additional eligibility worker and another person on the office support staff. Wilms noted the department is running with a very lean staff now.

Wilms explained that currently counties get 50 percent reimbursement and that is to be raised to 75 percent reimbursement for a time. There could be a 30 to 50 percent reduction in the anticipated administrative cost for providing the additional services.

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Harmony City Council approves sale of Heritage Grove

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

By Jade Sexton The Harmony City Council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) held a special joint meeting on June 11 to discuss the purchase offer for the Heritage Grove assisted living center. Remax Realtor Roxanne Johnson was present, ..... 
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10,342 UNBELTED MOTORISTS TICKETED DURING CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN

Tue, Jun 11th, 2013
Posted in All Government

ST. PAUL — A statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, May 20–June 2, resulted in 10,342 motorists cited for not wearing seat belts, according to preliminary results from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office o ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council hears audit report

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Jason Boynton of Smith Schafer and Associates presented the 2012 audit report at the regular Lanesboro City Council meeting on June 3. Boynton went over the main points of the revenues and expenditures. The property tax revenue was very close to ..... 
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Government this week - June 10, 2013

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in All Government

• Monday, June 10, Whalan City Council meeting, 5pm, City Hall. • Monday June 10, Houston City Council meeting, 7:30pm, City Hall. • Monday, June 10, Wykoff City Council meeting, 7pm, City Hall. • Monday, June 10, Chatfield City Council me ..... 
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Rural recycle dumpsters at risk of being yanked

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner Commissioners discussed at the June 4 county board meeting the prevalent misuse of dumpsters which are provided so that residents can drop off recyclable materials at convenient locations. The containers are mostly used by rural c ..... 
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Make it great, make it grow

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner So what’s in a name, or in a brand for that matter? One can hardly think of a city other than New York when you see a big red heart preceded by the letter “I.” What about our small towns? Can they build a lasting public im ..... 
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Make it great, make it grow

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner So what’s in a name, or in a brand for that matter? One can hardly think of a city other than New York when you see a big red heart preceded by the letter “I.” What about our small towns? Can they build a lasting public im ..... 
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Government this week

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Government

• Monday, June 3, Lanesboro City Council meeting, 5:30pm, City Hall. • Monday, June 3, Preston City Council meeting, 6pm, Council Chambers. • Tuesday, June 4, Ostrander City Council meeting, 6pm, Community Center. • Tuesday, June 4, Rushfo ..... 
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