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Lanesboro City Council


Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Council begins new yearBy John TorgrimsonMonday, January 15, 2001

The Lanesboro City Council held its first meeting of the year 2001 on Monday, January 8. Two newly elected city council members, John Dollar and Margaret (Peggy) Hanson, took the oath of office, as did re-elected mayor John Brose. They join City Council members Kevin Drake and Hal Cropp on this year’s council. For the most part, the meeting focused on end of year reports as well as new city appointments and schedules.

•Fire Department and Ambulance Report
Fire Chief Jim Peterson reported on year 2000 activities. Peterson told the council that there were 69 ambulance calls the past year. This is short of the average of 80. He said that the department was paged 19 times on fire calls, which translated into 401 man hours. According to Peterson, two of the fire calls were structural fires. New Fire Chief, Kieth Eide was introduced to the council.

•Committee Report
The Planning & Zoning Committee is continuing to review its ordinances and is presently working on defining what constitutes an inn, a hotel, motel and bed and breakfast.

•Police Department Report
Police Chief John Carlin reported on December and end of year police activity. There were 105 written reports during the year 2000, up from 93 the previous year. Meanwhile, the number of citizen complaints doubled from 1999, from 42 to 84. Carlin also reported that traffic stops and the number of citations issued were down over 20% from 1999.

•Legal Paper
Following considerable discussion, the Fillmore County Journal was named the city’s legal paper for 2001. Editor’s for both the Republican Leader and Fillmore County Journal were present to answer questions.

Discussion focused on circulation and readership of the two papers.

Council member Kevin Drake raised a question about past coverage of council meetings, where Monday proceedings were sometimes printed more than one week later. The Editor of the Republican Leader said that this was due to printing schedules and reporter assignments.

The Journal was asked if the paper intended to have a reporter cover the council proceedings. The Editor told the council that the paper would cover city council meetings.

Council member Hal Cropp said that the council has talked about trying to better communicate with the general populace and that he saw paying for readership (in a subscription paper) as being a barrier to the .....
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Dome sweet home

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Local man praises benefits of spherical livingBy Carol ThouinMonday, January 22, 2001

A walk back to the picturesque acreage owned by Spring Valley native Jerry Cleveland and you might think you were on another planet -- ..... 
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Social Services costs rising

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Monday, January 22, 2001

Last Tuesday, the County Board heard from Social Services Director Tom Boyd about the rising cost of out of home placements. Boyd presented the board with a brief verbal report highlighted by a bar graph showing that t ..... 
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Commission looks at zoning changes

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Monday, January 22, 2001

The Fillmore County Planning Commission met in a work session on Friday, January 19th, to discuss several proposed amendments to the county Zoning Ordinance.

While some of the proposed amendments are of small ..... 
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Election 2000:

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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One for the history booksBy Al MathisonMonday, November 13, 2000

Fillmore County voters turned out in large numbers last Tuesday, November 7. The auditor’s department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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Sam goes visiting

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Monday, January 1, 2001

People have been telling me about how much the residents of nursing homes love to see pets such as dogs and cats, so I thought that it would be nice if Sam and I paid them a visit. It was a couple of days after Christma ..... 
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The Gift of Life

Fri, Jan 19th, 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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Up In Smoke

Fri, Jan 19th, 2001
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Monday, January 15, 2001

Lately, there have been many commercials by teenagers on a crusade against smoking. They sight that “Big Tobacco” companies have targeted underaged smokers by using cartoon mascots, supporting high school sporting even ..... 
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Winter Birds

Fri, Jan 19th, 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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