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Canton denies request to vacate alley


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9.

The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the city council meeting in May and a public hearing for discussion was held on June 11. The alley is located between the Knutson and Newman properties and is not in use.

Mayo Donivee Johnson read the findings of the city council before putting Resolution No. 72014 granting vacation of the alley to a roll call vote. The findings of the council were as follows:

1. In reviewing the areas within the City Limits that have the potential to become desirable building lots for housing, the property now occupied by the school building and property extending to the east are viable lands for new construction.

2. The Council has determined that vacating any portion of platted alleys or platted streets in this section of the city limits would not be in the interest of the public. It is the duty of the City Council to make these determinations with a vision towards the future and to protect those areas granted to the City in the original plat for the purpose of providing future services and utilities to specific areas within the city limits.

3. Due to the fact that once an alley or street has been vacated it is nearly impossible to get it back, Minnesota statutes establish that the City Council may vacate a street or alley only upon a finding that the vacation is “in the interest of the public.” The public includes persons other than those in the immediate vicinity of the vacation. Mere long-term, non-use of a street or alley ground does not necessarily equate with a finding that the vacation is in the interest of the public.

There were no findings by the council that vacation of the stated alley will benefit the public. Councilmembers Hank Seldon, Ross Duckett, Cindy Shanks and Mayor Johnson voted against the resolution, thereby declining to vacate the alley. Councilor Carl Ernst was not present.

Other Business

Mayor Johnson provided an update on the progress of the new government building. The sheetrock has been hung and the roof will be insulated soon. Paint and flooring samples will be obtained for the council to review and a new back door step will be built. It is still hard to say when it will be complete, but it already looks great from the outsid .....
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Fillmore County police reports 7.14.14

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Hashi Iman Abdi, 43, Postville, Iowa; 5/25/2014, Speeding - 39/30; Fees $130. Robert Demetrius Romell Andrews, 24, Austin, Minn.; 5/5/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $289. Jason Everett Ba ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court 7.14.14

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Court

Blaine Mitchell York, 35, of Lanesboro, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on June 23, 2014 facing one alleged count of Damage to Property - 1st Degree - Value Reduced Over $1,000, which carries a maximum penalty of five years of imprisonment, ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at arts campus project

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Courtney Bergey attended the Lanesboro City Council meeting on July 7 to speak to the council about the Arts Campus Project. Bergey works for the Lanesboro Arts Council, and they have been working on a plan that will create better signage around ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson schools receives books to promote early literacy

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Owatonna, Minn. - Rushford-Peterson Schools was one of 29 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone. This grant program, which awarde ..... 
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Rushford Grace Place is pleased to announce their 4th annual Rushford Grace Place silent auction with funds donated to Thrivent

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Grace Place is once again celebrating Rushford Days with their 4th annual silent auction. This year the location will be at the Sterling Pharmacy location at Norsquare 115 W. Jessie Street Rushford, directly across the street from Grace Place hours ..... 
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Bronze Pour - FREE public art event - & workshops July 18-19 in Lanesboro

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Lanesboro Arts Center will host the 2014 Bronze Pour in the Gateway Park (across from the softball field, off Cty 8) on Saturday, July 19 from 1-6 p.m. This is a FREE public event for all ages. The Pour will be led by nationally ..... 
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“Fiddler on the Roof”

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Community Theater is proud to present the beloved musical “Fiddler on the Roof”! Robin Krom plays Tevye and he is surrounded by his five daughters, played by Esme Decker, Elsa Hennessy-Barnes, Laura Nelson, Ruth Higbe-Harrah, and I ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook 7.14.14

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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