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Grand View Grows From Land


By Loni Kemp

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Columnists

John Weiss, Senior Staff Writer for the Rochester Post Bulletin, had been nudging me for several months to talk about my consulting work. We finally caught up with each other in my garden during asparagus season, and he wrote this article for his weekly column, Back Roads. Printed with permission of the Rochester Post Bulletin.

CANTON — Through the Internet, Loni Kemp can sit in her home in the woods north of Canton and connect with the world as she works to help solve some of the country’s most pressing environmental issues.

Through the window of her home, Kemp can see what she’s working to preserve, and how to address the micro-issues that affect land locally.

The land is her connection to both worlds. “I think my roots are down here,” she said.

Kemp is a consultant for environmental heavy hitters such as the Union of Concerned Scientists, National Wildlife Federation and Natural Resources Defense Council.

She helped write such papers as “Growing a Green Energy Future.” She’s now working on the issue of moving from corn to cellulose for energy.

Many experts are highly specialized, she said.

“I think what I can bring to the table is a generalist’s view,” she said. “I see myself as a resource person to a lot of different groups who are trying to propose policies that make the change.”

She said she wants to see more groups connect and discover ways both can meet their needs.

Some of her perspective on the big issues comes from the view out her window.

She and her husband, attorney Dick Nethercut, “came here on a lark” when they thought about living outside a city and fell in love with it, she said.

“I definitely can say the land called us here,” Kemp said. “We got back in the woods here and we thought, oh my gosh, this is spectacular. We have to be here.”

She’s not sure if she would be a different person or would think differently if she lived in Washington D.C.

What she does know is that once they built their house, they gradually added land that now includes woods, meadows and cropland. It’s a place where she can relax, grow a big garden and work on ways to be sustainable. And she’s happy there.

“It suits me very well,” she said.

She takes joy when she sees farmers using contour strips, grass waterway .....
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$1,500 donated to the Rushford-Peterson High School Trapshooting League

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The Bluff Country Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association donated $1,500 to the Rushford-Peterson High School Trapshooting League. Competitive trapshooting now involves more prep students in Minnesota than hockey does and is by far the sta ..... 
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Aug Estate

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 23-PR-14-545 In Re: Estate of Conrad Jean Aug, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REP ..... 
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Notice of Public Hearing

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

Fillmore County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Fillmore County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Boardroom – Room 601L, 101 Fillmore St. W., Preston, MN, for the purpose of considering the ..... 
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SWCD offers $500 returning college student scholarship

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Are you a college student returning to school this fall? Could you use an additional $500 for college expenses? Are you pursuing a degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture or related field? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you s ..... 
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Houston overlook sign program July 26

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Visit the HOUSTON overlook sign on Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Meet at the Houston Nature Center. Ever want to go up to see the huge stone “HOUSTON” sign on the hill north of Houston but didn’t know who to call or how to get there? Here’s ..... 
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30th Annual Buffalo Bill Days coming soon

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. is fast approaching and this year’s celebration is a special one being that this year marks the 30th year that Lanesboro has hosted the celebration. The reason behind the name of the event is due to the fact ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 7.21.14

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Daniel Zgodava, Jr., 19, Rochester, Minn.; 5/20/2014, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Judy Ann Aberg, 66, Cresco, Iowa; 6/17/2014, Speeding - 68/55; ..... 
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Recycling 101 7.21.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

There continues to be questions concerning what is and what is not recyclable in Fillmore County. Each county in Minnesota has different lists of what can be recycled in their county. That is not to say that one way is much better than another. Re ..... 
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