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Planning Commission


Fri, May 4th, 2001
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“It looked like a bluff to me”By John TorgrimsonMonday, April 30, 2001


Curt Walter of Rochester, representing Richland Telecom, ran into a buzz-saw of opposition at Thursday’s Fillmore County Planning Commission meeting.

Richland Telecom proposes putting up a telecommunication tower in Section 14 of Chatfield Township. Richland already has two other towers in Fillmore County.

Walter told the commission that the present site was moved 800 feet from a previous location because of MnDOT plans to redirect Highway 52 in the future.

Walter said that the tower would be a three-sided structure, 250 feet tall, with Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) approved lighting. Richland would lease a 100 feet by 100 feet parcel and fence off the site.

Commission member Duane Bakke questioned whether the site was in a Bluff Impact Zone. “How deep is the soil there?” Bakke asked Walter. “What will you do when you hit bedrock, drill or blast?”

Walter wasn’t sure, saying he would leave that to the engineers.

“We see soil borings before we approve a hog pit,” Bakke said. “Maybe we should see the soil borings on this before we give a permit.”

While Bakke maintained the site was a bluff, Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Norm Craig argued that the site was not.

“It’s a hill. You can walk down to the creek,” Craig told the commission.

Commission member Chris Sukalski agreed with Bakke, recalling the Planning Commission inspection of the site earlier this month.

“It looked like a bluff to me,” Sukalski exclaimed.

Chatfield Township Supervisor Dave Ahern also agreed.

“It looks to me like it might be a bluff zone out there,” Ahern said, as he pointed to a spot on a Fillmore County Bluff Zone map.

“There are bluffs out there, but not at this site,” Craig countered.

In addition to the issue of the site being in a Bluff Impact Zone, several citizens spoke during the public hearing about setbacks, signal lights and health.

Bob Huntington suggested that towers be set back 1000 feet from residences.

“There are a number of residences in this area,” Huntington said. “We have a 1000 foot setback on feedlots, why not a 1000 foot setback for towers from residences?”

In the end, everyone agreed, including Walter, that if the site was in a bluff zone then that would be the end of a tower going up on that site.

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Lanesboro City Council

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Council deals with art commission business, creates parking study groupBy John TorgrimsonMonday, April 30, 2001

The Lanesboro Art Center Commission has identified a preferred site to locate the proposed Regional Art Center. The commission vote ..... 
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Not really an issue...

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Monday, May 7, 2001

The presence of an Austin television news reporter and cameraman outside the Commissioners’ chamber usually means that something out of the ordinary is going to happen at the Tuesday morning meeting.

However, at la ..... 
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Kids Philosophy Slam

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Event draws entries from around the worldBy Nancy OvercottMonday, May 7, 2001

"This could be an amazing event," says John Davis, creator of the Kids Philosophy Slam, for which 4,300 kids in grades 1-12 from all across this cou ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, May 4th, 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


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Fri, May 4th, 2001
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