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Commissioners listen to citizen input


Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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By Mike McGrathMonday, April 29, 2002
Three citizens took advantage of the County Boards fourth Tuesday citizen input opportunity to let the commissioners know how they feel about several issues.

Chatfield City Councilwoman Brenda Johnson addressed the commissioners, informing the board that several cities, Chatfield, Preston, and Lanesboro, will be holding discussions on the proposed zoning that was approved by the Fillmore County Planning Commission.

Ms. Johnson acknowledged that she recognized the process was well under way and that the board has heard little input from the cities, but that would soon be changing. She informed the board that she has held discussions with Preston and Lanesboro representatives and that the cities would be getting together over the next several weeks to discuss how the proposed new zoning ordinance would impact their cities. Other cities will also be invited to join in the discussions.

Ms. Johnson also informed the commissioners that she has held talks with Commissioners Helen Bicknese and Duane Bakke, and that this visit before the board was just to meet the board, say hello, and let them know she will be back.

Lanesboro City Councilwoman Peggy Hanson also spoke to the commissioners. Hanson stated that she agreed with Ms. Johnson on the need for cities to discuss the impacts of the proposed zoning ordinance.

Ms. Hanson also informed the board that the City of Lanesboro would be making a conscious effort to increase recycling, and she wanted to know if all recycling material placed in recycling bins was actually being recycled.

"Yes," replied Chairman Bakke. "Waste Management wants to recycle, they make money on recyclables."

When asked by Ms. Hanson what the city could do to help in the recycling, Commissioner Marc Prestby replied that education would be the key to a successful recycling program.

Former Commissioner Robert Thompson also spoke before the board on three points. First, Mr. Thompson told the commissioners that littering is "becoming worse all the time," and that the county should raise the fine for littering to $1,000.

County Attorney Matt Opat told Mr. Thompson that the state statute for littering allows a $1,000 fine, and up to 90 days in jail, but the problem is in catching someone actually littering.

Mr. Thompson also commented on the new zoning ordinance, reminding the board as he did the planning .....
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Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Tuchek released on bail
Omnibus hearing set for May 22By John TorgrimsonApril 29, 2002
Former Lanesboro Police Chief John Tuchek was released from custody after posting $50,000 bail on Tuesday, April 23. Earlier in the day ..... 
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Commissioner's Report

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Auditor and Treasurer positions may be combined Consolidation proposal part of larger package of changesBy Mike McGrathApril 29, 2002The County Board, ever searching for ways to streamline county government, is considering combi ..... 
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Norwegian Ancestry Series

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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A tour of Norways Stavkirker
Finding ancestral links to stave churchesBy Deb Nelson GourleyMonday, April 29, 2002

Truly unique to Norway, the Stavkirke (Stave Church) is a 900-year-old wooden temple filled with histo ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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