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Lanesboro City Council


Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Lanesboro places moratorium on subdivision developmentBy John TorgrimsonMonday, February 12, 2001

The Lanesboro City Council, at its Monday, February 5 meeting, unanimously approved placing a moratorium on any subdivision development within a two mile radius of the city. The moratorium, which was recommended by the Planning & Zoning Committee, will go into effect immediately and stay in place until the Planning Commission can complete a comprehensive plan on subdivisions, a period not to exceed one year.

This decision comes on the heels of an application by Jesse Buggs of St. Paul to build a subdivision in Section 30 of Holt Township. The moratorium will not affect the Buggsí three-lot development, which falls under the present Lanesboro subdivision ordinance. Buggs is already working with the city on this project.

It is the city councilís intent to control development around the city and specifically plan out how the city should develop. The city recently extended sewer to the Zenith Street development and is trying to encourage growth in that area.

The council intends to hold public hearings on the subdivision ordinance in the future and will invite adjoining township officials to give comment.

Snow plowing. Considerable time was spent discussing what constitutes a public versus private road, and why some are being plowed and others are not. Part of the confusion seems to be over the fact that some private roads have become public roads by being petitioned into the city or through annexation. In other cases, some roads and driveways are being plowed because of special circumstances where the city has a binding agreement with a landowner.

Scott Strom, and other residents who live on a road adjoining Zenith Street, were before the council to seek clarification on this matter. "I donít think that we are being treated fairly," Strom told the council, noting that it appears to him that some private roads are being plowed and others are not.

Looking at a color coded map that indicated which streets were being plowed, the council tried to sort out some of the confusion.

"What a mess. Weíre not sure what is a public street here," Council member Peggy Hanson said. "But we can find that out. If it is a public street, then we can plow. If it is not, then people can come forward and look into petitioning the city."

"We donít want to treat anyone unfairly, but we do need to get this clarif .....
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Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

Pro-Corn plans expansion

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Ethanol plant will double in output By John TorgrimsonMonday, February 12, 2001

Editorís note: The Pro-Corn Ethanol Plant in Preston is planning to expand its plant operations from its present production capacity of 2 ..... 
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Union negotiations break down

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, February 12, 2001

The Fillmore County Board could not reach an agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local , at its meeting last Tuesday, and will now go to mediation in an attempt to reach agreement on a new c ..... 
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FFA/FLA

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, Februar 12, 2001

Click below to see photos of the following school's FFA and FLA/FHA groups.
Kingsland
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Keeping hope alive

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Spring Valley family copes with ALSBy Carol ThouinMonday, February 12, 2001

When Wes Blakeslee was a youngster growing up on a farm near Mystery Cave, he'd spend hours in the garage tinkering on motors and engines. "He li ..... 
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Now I think that I know it all

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, February 12, 2001

I had written six hundred and seventy-six words in longhand on Wednesday. I always compose my subject in longhand and then, when Iím satisfied with it, I type it and send it off for publication. I had just finished ty ..... 
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The Gift of Life

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, December 18, 2000

When the phone rang at three a.m. last Monday morning, my husband Joe sat straight up out of a deep sleep, "Baby time," he said.

With one foot on the floor, he then heard me saying, "Yes, you can dry ginger a ..... 
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Valentines Day

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, February 12, 2001

Have you ever thought about why we have Valentineís Day, or who St.Valentine even was? I know that I don't think about this when the day comes around. I usually just think of the things that come with it like cards, c ..... 
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Winter Birds

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Monday, January 22, 2000

January 1, 2001: We hear birds singing and see activity in fir trees as we drive slowly past a farm bordering the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Dana Gardner and I are participating in the Whitewater Christ ..... 
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