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Houston prospects possible radium treatment plant


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in All Government

On August 11, the Houston City Council held a meeting in which the majority of the topics discussed had to do with the betterment and beautification on the city. One such item was a proposal to make an official archery range in South Park. The DNR has a match grant program that is available to city, county, and regional parks for constructing backstops, fencing, and other features that are essential to developing an archery range. Those involved with the project were hoping to get at least a dozen targets for the range and perhaps get enough financial support to really enhance the archery range’s features.

The council was very supportive of the project, particularly due to the recent ordinance that was put in place disallowing the shooting of a bow and arrow in town. The council also felt that having an archery range could be a big draw for residents and visitors alike. The council gave their approval to the parks and recreation department to proceed with the project and apply for the DNR grant.

Mayor Connie Edwards presented the council with an idea to beautify the city by installing new benches and banners around town. The city’s current banners are worn or missing and the benches are in rough shape. The council agreed that it would be a good decision to replace the items and formed a committee to make a bench recommendation and banner design. The city will be working with Craig Stanislawski of Wild Exhibits, who specializes in signage. Mayor Edwards suggested that the items be paid for with the unexpected additional funds the city received from the sale of plow truck. They were able to sell the plow truck for $6,000 more than they originally anticipated getting for it. New benches and signage would not be installed until next spring.

The council also discussed the Prairie Meadows infrastructure review. According to the memorandum, the Planning Commission is reviewing ways to encourage home construction in the development and increase the tax capacity of the city. City Administrator Chris Peterson is in the process of gathering asbuilt plans for the locations and elevations of the infrastructure. The plans have been made in the past but have since been lost. City Administrator Peterson requested that the council authorize up to $2,000 for Davy Engineering survey the land. The council decided to table the request until further investigation has been done on tracking down the original plans. The council wanted .....
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Fountain City Council locks brush dump

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Due to misuse, the city council of Fountain, Minn. has decided to lock the entrance to the town’s brush dump. During last week’s council meeting, which had been re-scheduled from August 7 to August 13, 2014, city maintenance worker John Hans ..... 
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2015 budget dominates county board agenda

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in All Government

It is that time of the year. The county commissioners at their August 12 meeting looked line by line at several departmental budgets searching for ways to trim them down. They only have two options to cut expenses or to increase revenue or a combina ..... 
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Wykoff city attorney sits in on council meeting

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 11. All previous minutes were approved, including minutes from a special meeting held on August 6 pertaining to employee PTO. Fire Chief Wade Baker brought the attenti ..... 
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Harmony street project nears completion

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau attended the Harmony City Council meeting on August 12 to update the council on the First Avenue street project. Grabau said there have been a lot of questions about the curbs. For the most part, the curbs are the same ..... 
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Ostrander welcomes county commissioner candidate

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Harry Root, an upcoming candidate for Fillmore County Commissioner, was the only visitor at the Ostrander City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 5. Root introduced himself to the council and explained what he felt his role as Commissioner would be ..... 
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County hears medical examiner annual report

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Dr. R. Ross Reichard, Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner, reviewed services provided to Fillmore County in 2013 at the county board’s August 5 meeting. Reichard and his staff investigate “sudden, violent, unexpected, and suspicious dea ..... 
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Preston works through property issues

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Numerous items on the August 4 Preston City Council agenda involved property issues. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Lot 1 (2.14 acres) of the Northwest Industrial Park is expected to be purchased by Rockny Moger, Bluff Country Manufacturing ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council discusses budget

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Lanesboro City Administrator David Todd presented the council with a preliminary budget for 2015 at their meeting on August 4. He figured out what they spent to date and estimated that if things stay the same the rest of the year, there will be a 2. ..... 
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