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Lanesboro City Council Report


Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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“There is no parking problem”By John TorgrimsonMonday, August 27, 2001


The Lanesboro City Council voted unanimously on Monday, August 20, to postpone rehabilitation of the historic Coffee Street Bridge for another year. Built in 1893, the Pratt Truss bridge was part of Fillmore County Road #8 and served the community for 70 years until it was closed in the 1960’s.

The city, working with Fillmore County, recently received a federal transportation grant of $177,000 to restore the bridge for pedestrian traffic.

Fouad Daoud, an engineer with WHKS & Co. of Mason City, Iowa, presented the council with a report on the costs to rehabilitate the structure. Daoud said that while it would cost $278,500 to fully restore the bridge, including making structural repairs and removing lead paint by sandblasting before re-painting, he recommended looking at cost-saving options.
For example, the bridge abutments would be cleaned and repaired rather than replaced. And Daoud suggested not re-painting the structure, a cost-savings of $75,000.

These cost-saving options would include rehabilitating the essential portions of the bridge without impacting on the historic character of the structure. WHKS & Co. recommended rehabilitation work estimated at a $136,000.

Daoud, who was seeking direction from the council, said that the project is scheduled for year 2002, but that it is normal to ask for an extension when necessary.

The council chose that route, noting that there were a number of unanswered questions, including the amount of the city’s match with the federal funds.

It is expected that the bridge will be part of a pedestrian walkway linking the Bass Pond municipal parking lot with Lanesboro’s downtown.

This is the second time in as many years that the city has requested an extension from MnDOT, who administers the federal funds, to postpone the project.

Year 2000 Finances

Lloyd D. Johnson, a Certified Public Accountant, from Spring Valley presented the city the financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2000. In his management letter to the city council, Johnson noted that the city needs to do a better job of inventorying its fixed assets, valued at $1,591,381.

“The city does not have detailed property and fixed asset records,” Johnson wrote. “Adequate accounting records for general fixed assets are necessary to help assure that city property and equipmen .....
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County asked to pay its share of library costs

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Monday, August 20, 2001

It was library budget day at the County Board meeting last week as librarians from the county’s seven public libraries came before the commissioners to make their annual funding request.

The executive director o ..... 
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Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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By Carol ThouinMonday, August 27, 2001

Wykoff is known as the gateway to Forestville State Park, but could just as easily be called the small town with a big amount of community pride. With a population that hovers ju ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Aug 24th, 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, Aug 24th, 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, Aug 24th, 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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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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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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Buchta~Hegland

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Shari Lea Buchta and Martin Arvid Hegland, both of Algona, Iowa, were married Saturday, June 30, 2001, at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro.

Parents of the couple are Karl and Sandy Buchta of Broken Bow, Neb., and Roger and El ..... 
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Benson ~ Worden

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Duane and Melissa Benson of Lanesboro announce the engagement of their daughter Brooke Lea Benson to Jeffrey John Worden, son of Ms. Nancy Ferguson of Sacramento, CA, and the late Euclid Worden. Brooke is a senior account executive at the public rela ..... 
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