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Who wants to be a commissioner?


Wed, May 31st, 2000
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Monday, May 22, 2000

If you didn't know it by now, this is an election year. Come November, voters in Fillmore County will be casting their ballots for president, senator and congressmen. Both of the seats held by state Representative Greg Davids and state Senator Kenric Scheevel will also be on the ballot.

At the county level, three Fillmore County districts will be choosing who their commissioners will be.

In District Five, Commis-sioner Robert Underbakke has announced that he will not seek re-election. Underbakke was first elected in 1985. Under-bakke has worked hard on behalf of his constituency and served the county well. With no incumbent running for the District Five seat, this race could turn out to be a wide-open affair.

Like Underbakke, Commis-sioner Gary Peterson began serving on the county board in 1985. Peterson has indicated to the Journal that he will likely run again for the District Three Commissioner seat this fall.

In District One, Commis-sioner Donald Boyum has said that he will run for another term. Boyum was first elected to the county board in 1973.

Whether any candidates will emerge to challenge commis-sioners Peterson and Boyum remains to be seen, but these are some of the issues that would-be commissioners need to focus on:

Solid Waste. No decision has been made on whether to eliminate the composting line at the Resource Recovery Center and privatize some of the opera-tions. Even if action is taken before November, there will be a need to monitor the implementation from a county-owned to a privately-run operation closely.

Employee Compensation. While the county board is expected to make a decision soon regarding the implementa-tion of the new wage study car-ried out by Bjorkland Consult-ing, the county board will need to devote considerable time to ensure that the plan is kept up to date. And once implemented, there will be many challenges to the plan brought to the board by employees and department heads.

Courthouse Remodeling. The county board has decided to move ahead on putting an elevator into the old courthouse, but they have avoided the hard decisions on what else to do. The mechanical plant is outdated, many offices need remodelling, asbestos needs to be removed and courtroom and court security issues need to be addressed. Remodelling estimates come in at $2 million, which means that any significant renovation would require bonding .....
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Play Ball!

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Monday, May 29, 2000

Outside the old St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanes-boro, the sweet strains of the Count Baise and Duke Ellington orchestras float through the warm evening air. Even before entering the theatre, you know you are about to be ..... 
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A Walk in the Woods

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Monday, May 8, 2000

Can two actors hold an audience's undivided attention for nearly two hours, with nothing more than a script and a sparse stage? In the case of Commonweal Theatre Company's A Walk in the Woods, which opened at the St. Mane T ..... 
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Strawberry Time

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• Combine 2 cups sliced strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar and a 3 oz. package (dry) strawberry gelatin. Set aside.
• Generously grease the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan and sprinkle in 11/2 cups miniature marshmallows.
• Then mix a two-layer wh ..... 
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Monday, May 29, 2000

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To the Editor,
The article written about the Amdahl twins in the May 15th issue was very interesting. Lorraine Hover was employed by my aunt and uncle, Ella and Casper Ladsten at the Newberg Store.

It stated that Dr. Nass had delive ..... 
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