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Referendum to be held on bridge bonding


Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Ambulance and Fire crews to be separate in the futureBy John P. LevellMonday, December 24, 2001

At 5:16 PM, Mayor John Brose called the Dec. 17, 2001 Lanesboro City Council meeting to order. Council members John Dollar, Hal Cropp, Kevin Drake and Peggy Hanson, as well as City Administrator Barb Hoyhtya and City Clerk Rita Peterson were in attendance and the group quickly disposed of Additions to the Agenda and the approval of the last meeting’s minutes.

Fire Department and Ambulance Service Staffing Concerns

Mayor Brose then recognized Keith Eide and Steve Rahn, both of whom were appearing before the council on behalf of Lanesboro’s Fire and Ambulance Service. These gentlemen began by informing those in attendance of continuing problems in obtaining enough people to sufficiently staff these essential community services, and noted that while 22 is considered the optimal number of working personnel currently only 18 individuals serve on the fire and ambulance crew.

Of the City’s 18 firefighters, only 16 have passed the qualification test required by law to serve on the ambulance crew. Further complicating staffing problems, roughly half of the 16 qualified for ambulance duty would rather not serve, considering themselves unsuited to performing emergency medical service. Rahn also noted that the placement of newspaper classified ads had failed to produce any candidates willing to fill the department’s open positions, again possibly because of a reluctance to commit to ambulance duty.

When queried by the council for potential solutions, Eide and Rahn said it would probably be best to split the two services. This would eliminate the now mandatory requirement that all potential candidates undergo training for ambulance service, making it easier to fulfill the department’s immediate need of at least four additional firefighters. More attention could then be focused on finding individuals willing to serve on the ambulance crew, although as many as ten men and/or women may ultimately be needed. Sufficiently staffing the ambulance service will probably not be easily, however, as candidates must commit to an initial 130 hours of training (paid for by the City), pass the state’s test, and then meet re-certification requirements on an annual basis.

Recognizing the superior assessment abilities of Rahn and Eide, the council agreed that the fire department should proceed with splitting the ambulance and firefi .....
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Commissioners approve Barr subdivision

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Discuss addition to courtsBy Mike McGrathOn a motion by Commissioner Randy Dahl, the Fillmore County Board approved the preliminary plat for the Barr subdivision in Fillmore Township.

The approval came with six conditions, most of whi ..... 
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Budget deficit, bonding, redistricting and stadium deals

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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A pre-session conversation with state legislators Kenric Scheevel and Greg DavidsBy John TorgrimsonMonday, January 7, 2002

Editor’s note: The Minnesota Legislature will open their 2002 session on January 29. While the primary busines ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jan 4th, 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, Jan 4th, 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
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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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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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Jan 4th, 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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