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Fillmore County native Chelsie Keys hired to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee majority staff


Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Government

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced additional staff selections.

“I am proud to add people with experience in farming, ranching and agriculture policy-making to the staff,” Roberts said. “Our team is now complete and we look forward to our first hearing at the end of the month.”

Chairman Roberts will add the following individual to the Agriculture Committee staff:

Chelsie Keys, Senior Professional Staff, Livestock and Food Safety Issues: Chelsie Keys comes to the Committee after spending eight years with the National Pork Producers Council, where she was Director of Government Relations. In her role, Keys managed outreach to the U.S. Congress on issues including Mandatory Price Reporting, risk management, food safety, nutrition and animal health and welfare. Keys also managed NPPC’s Competitive Markets Policy Committee, where she interfaced with representatives from the packing and producer communities to develop policy recommendations focused on risk management and price discovery for the pork industry. Keys was raised on a grain and cow-calf farm in southern Minn., and earned a degree in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Snow removal concerns in Harmony

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

At the February 10 council meeting, Council member Kyle Morem brought up the issue of snow removal in Harmony. He stated it has been the biggest complaint he has heard in town. “What can we do to fix that?” he asked. He and other council me ..... 
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Mabel Fire Department to purchase new tanker truck

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on February 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Visitors at the meeting were Brian Erickson, Steve Geving, and Joe Graves from the Mabel Fire Department, and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering. The Mab ..... 
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Fountain Council approves hire of consultant for WWTP

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council heard from resident Paul Little as the first order of business during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the city hall. Little explained that as of August he will no longer be representing Foun ..... 
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Canton seeks Green Community Grant

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

The City of Canton will be applying for the Rockwell-Collins Green Community Grant, which provides up to $2,500 for a community project that is green and environmentally friendly. An estimate for the proposed project was reviewed at the regular m ..... 
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Legislative proposals could affect Fillmore County farmers

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Government

Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-District 21B) and Senator Lyle Koenen (DFL-District 17) introduced a bill on February 5 which would exempt farm land from capital bond levies. Crop farmers have complained that during a year when their income has decreased ..... 
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Chatfield approves first consideration for three ordinances

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Early in January the Chatfield City Council authorized city attorney Fred Suhler to draft three ordinances. The first consideration on each of these ordinances was approved at the February 9 meeting. Councilors Dave Frank and Paul Novotny were ab ..... 
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County approves tobacco policies

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Government

At the February 10 county board meeting commissioners approved two separate tobacco use policies, one for the Fillmore County Office Building Grounds and one for the Fillmore County Courthouse Grounds. No tobacco use of any kind will be allowed on ..... 
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Informational signage for Preston discussed

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Revisiting an old issue about the need for lighting on Preston’s south entrance sign morphed into a discussion about an informational sign to direct visitors downtown during the February 2 meeting of the Preston City Council. Jim Bakken, Public ..... 
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