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Lanesboro makes zoning change to allow short-term rentals


Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on May 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm. All city council members were present.

The minutes from the April 6, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved.

A public hearing was opened to discuss the zoning change request for the 200 block of Ashburn Street from R-1 to R-3, which will allow for short-term rentals in addition to the currently allowed long-term. Lanesboro resident Kate O’Neary presented her concerns about the zoning change to the council. She believes that allowing owners to rent out their properties short-term will discourage long-term renters and future residents of Lanesboro. O’Neary pointed out that she grew up in rentals and is very much pro-rental, but doesn’t feel that short-term rentals are a viable way to grow a community. Mayor Robin Krom thanked her for her remarks. City administrator David Todd noted that the city received positive feedback about the zoning change from two of the residents that will be affected. There were no further comments or discussion so the public hearing was closed.

Sandy Kiel introduced the Chamber of Commerce’s new Director of Business, Shirley Molter. Molter has lived in Lanesboro for three years and is excited about her new position on the Chamber.

The Lanesboro Community Committee has been working on getting flower baskets to hang in Lanesboro for beautification. There have been issues in the past with finding people to water the baskets everyday. They would like to purchase baskets that could be replanted each year instead of the disposable ones that have been used in past years. This would save money after the up-front cost is covered, and the baskets shouldn’t have to be watered more than every other day. The cost for 26 baskets is $998, and a request was made that the city cover half of the cost. After this year, the costs will be very low as the baskets will be reused and replanted. Council member Tom Smith thought that the price was a little high and asked to see the baskets. A motion to pay half of the $998 was passed with a three to two vote.

Riverside on the Root owner, Mike Charlebois updated the council on the Bloody Mary law that was recently passed in Minn., allowing restaurant owners and craft breweries to start selling liquor at 8 a.m. on Sundays, along with 66 ounce beer growlers. He asked for a letter from the city allowing him to make the change to his business.

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A great, great honor for descendent of Whalan

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Features

The world famous Whalan Stand Still parade will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Whalan, Minn., bringing a special guest to town. Grand marshal for the 2015 Stand Still parade will be Katharine (Bell) Redmond, the great- great-granddaughter ..... 
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Rushford Village continues support of trail development

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Vern Bunke, head of Bluff Tracks, is continuing efforts to see development of an expansive all- trail system in the Rushford Peterson Valley. Presenting an update to the Rushford Village Council, Tuesday, May 5, Bunke noted that approximately 500 mi ..... 
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A little bit of this A little bit of that - 5.11.15

By Kathy Little

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Columnists

“Harmony” according to the dictionary means “peaceable or friendly relations”. To teens in the 1960s, “Harmony” meant Harmony, Minn., the “date night capital” of Fillmore County! That’s because it had a drive-in root beer stand, ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Aunyx Saje Holst

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Aunyx Saje Holst was born March 16, 2015 to Jeremiah and Sasha Holst of Lanesboro, Minn. Aunyx weighed 7 lb 5 oz, and measured 20 inches. She was welcomed home by her sister, Lux and brother, Knox. Grandparents are Glenn and Colette Holst and Jeffr ..... 
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Engagement 5.11.15 - Quinnell ~ Yohe

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Social Scenes

Shelley Quinnell and Shane Yohe, both of Rochester, Minn., are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Shelley’s parents are Steve and Lori Quinnell of Rochester, Minn. Shane is the son of Jim & Lynnette Yohe and the late Deb ..... 
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Engagement 5.11.15 - Peterson ~ Schmitt

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Kaitlyn Peterson and Lucas Schmitt are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on June 27, 2015. Kaitlyn is from Peterson, Minn. Her parents are Jon and Lori Peterson of Peterson, Minn. Lucas is from Hawkeye, Iowa. His parents ar ..... 
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Coffee Talk 5.4.15 - Correction

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Columnists

Corrections to last week’s Country Coffee Talk: 7 tablespoons of flour was omitted from the filling part of the recipe. See below for correct recipe. Rhubarb Custard Bars Crust: 2 cups flour, ¼ cup sugar, 1 cup cold butter Combine flour & s ..... 
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The Eide family feels the love

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

In the Monday, May 4, 2015 edition of the Fillmore County Journal we shared the story of Caleb Eide and the Candlelight Vigil held in his honor in Chatfield, Minn. on April 26, 2015 Caleb’s family has taken him out of state for treatment but ha ..... 
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