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Harmony to build senior facility


Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Monday, June 11, 2001

The City of Harmony is well on their way to building a 34 unit senior living facility along Highway 52, two blocks north of the downtown where the old motel is located. With construction scheduled to begin in July, city officials are optimistic that the residence will have its first occupants sometime in early 2002.

This housing is need driven, says Harmony Council member Sherry Hines. This is a direct outcome of a housing survey the city completed a year ago.

From the study, city officials were able to learn about some of the housing problems in Harmony, especially as it related to older seniors who were moving away from Harmony in order to meet their special residential needs.

In many cases, our older citizens were moving away to live in residential facilities near their children in other cities, Hines said. In the end, we really want these people to be able to stay in their own community.

After the community housing survey was completed, the city created an ad hoc committee that looked at demographics, needs and site location.

The work of this committee is the reason the city was able to move so fast on this project, Hines noted, saying that the committee met weekly to keep the project moving ahead.

Owned by the Harmony Economic Development Authority, the facility will be financed by selling $3,000,000 in special housing General Obligation Bonds. The bonds went on the market the last week of May, with 80% of the bonds selling on the first day.

We wanted this to be built without any cost to the taxpayers, Harmony City Administrator, Joel Dhein explained. The life of the bonds is for 25 years.

In addition to the bonds, the city has received nearly $129,000 from the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development to acquire the property, develop the 3.5 acre site, and relocate existing renters in eight apartments at the old motel site to new housing. The city was required to match the state grant.


Mark Thein, Business Development Coordinator with the Southeastern Minnesota Development Corporation (SMDC) assigned to Harmony, has been working on relocating present renters.

We have arranged for housing for most residents at this time, Thein said. Six units still need to be relocated, but plans have been made for all but two of them.

Thein went on to say that all those who are relocated because of the project w .....
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Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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MPCA answers ethanol questions in PrestonBy Mike McGrathMonday, June 11, 2001

The air quality permit staff of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) returned to Preston last Thursday evening to conduct a second public meeting on ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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City and county far apart on Coffee Street costsBy John TorgrimsonMonday, June 11, 2001

At its May 22 council meeting, the Lanesboro City Council expressed surprise at the citys estimated share of costs for the countys Coffee Street Road pro ..... 
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Feedlot Program moves forward

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Monday, June 11, 2001

After a two-week interval, the County Board was back in session last Tuesday to tackle a full agenda that included several departmental presentations and a public hearing.

The County Feedlot Officer, Mike Frauenkr ..... 
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In the Land of Lincoln

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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By Mary JergensonMonday, June 11, 2001

Our adventure really began this past winter when Iowa Public Television aired a four part documentary on the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. But Ill admit that I have been a Lin ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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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


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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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
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Fud 4 Thot

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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