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Highway 43 construction begins in Rushford


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour in Rushford when construction begins soon on Highway 43 in a project that will replace the street and improve curb, gutter, sidewalks and utilities along a one-mile stretch in the city, according to the city of Rushford.

The short detour is expected to take less than five minutes to drive into Rushford on Highway 43 north of Rushford. The project could begin as early as Monday, June 23, weather permitting.

Southbound motorists will be directed east a few blocks to a residential street that runs parallel to the highway into downtown. The southbound detour is open to all passenger vehicles and light trucks (under 7,000 pounds). Semis and other heavy vehicles traveling on Interstate 90 to Rushford should take the Highway 76 exit to Houston and turn west onto Highway 16 to Rushford. Motorists traveling northbound on Highway 43 will be able to cross the Highway 43/16 bridge across the Root River and turn west onto Highway 16 as they enter Rushford and either continue or take the signed detour route northbound.

Motorists should be able to access all Rushford businesses during the project by following detour and construction signs.

Much of the water and sewer system under the road has been in place for nearly 100 years. When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway; businesses and residents will have updated and repaired utilities that are expected to last 50 years or more.

McHugh Excavating of Onalaska, Wis., is the prime contractor for the $2.97 million project. The city of Rushford and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are working cooperatively on this project. MnDOT is providing technical and financial support in excess of $1.5 million. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-November. With this project, MnDOT is working with the city to enhance an efficient and effective transportation system in southeastern Minnesota.

For more information, including maps, on this project go to www.rushford.govoffice.com and click on the Highway 43 link on the left or go to MnDOT’s construction website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy43-rushford/index.html

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Fillmore SWCD seeking applicants for Reinvest in Minnesota Buffer Easement program

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is seeking applicants for the 2014 Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Riparian Buffer Easement Program. The program creates vegetated buffers on riparian crop land adjacent to streams and l ..... 
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Root River citizen conversations at five local events

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Join Root River watershed neighbors in June at five local events from Grand Meadow to La Crescent for citizen-led conversations about protecting water resources in the watershed. Portions of six counties drain to the Root River: Dodge, Fillmore, Hou ..... 
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MDA to set nearly 15,000 traps statewide to look for gypsy moth

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 15,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring. The work is part of the MDA’s annual detection trapping program and is designed to protect Minnesota’s forest ..... 
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MnDOT seeks online input for statewide bicycle system plan

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Persons interested in helping the Minnesota Department of Transportation develop a statewide bicycle system plan can provide input through an online interactive map and survey available through June 1. The information will help ..... 
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Women caring for the land workshop in Lanesboro June 19th

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Female landowners in Fillmore County are invited to attend a Women Caring for the Land workshop on June 19 at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Avenue S., Lanesboro, MN. These workshops are free for women to attend. The workshop starts a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Two “Trout Days” fishing contests

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Celebrate ”Preston Trout Days” by participating in two separate fishing contests sponsored by the National Trout Center located in Preston, Minn. May 16-18 are the 2014 dates for Preston’s annual “Trout Days” celebration. Visit [Read the Rest]
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