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R-P sifts through school project, current facilities, student incident


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education



While the R-P School Board agenda for Monday, April 20 may have largely been dedicated to approval of personnel changes, the majority of discussion related to continuation of plans for the new school facility and repair and redevelopment of the current facilities.

Glen Palecek, who owns a 52-acre parcel east of the new school site, was first to begin discussion on district plans. When the district purchased its parcel, Palecek was granted a 66-foot easement on the south and east sides of district land. He maintains he is in favor of the new school and would like to see it built, but that are issues with current plans, including preliminary drawings which show parking and a playground on the easement, a violation of the agreement to keep the area clear at all times.

District Superintendent Chuck Ehler noted the drawings are no longer current and that a revised plan is in place. “I’ve seen five plans and all grossly violate my rights,” responded Palecek. “We don’t know what’s going on and that’s the reason we’re here.”

“I can’t understand how the plan got a positive review and comment,” added Board Director Taylor Peterson, discussing Minnesota Department of Education’s (MDE) approval of the plans. “I wish the department would have seen what we see. I can’t believe they gave a positive review with all the errors.” It was suggested that MDE was unaware of the Palecek easement. “If they didn’t know about this, why didn’t someone inform them?” asked Peterson.

Palecek suggested two options that he believed would allow the district to build the facilitity and honor his property rights. The first is for a street to be built completely around the new facility. “It’s called an easement, but it could be called ‘roadway property,’” he added. The second option, according to Palecek would be for the district to purchase the upper meadow acreage for the school site. “I don’t want to sell, but I think it’s the right place.” He further maintains several parties are interested in the parcel including two developers, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Nature Conservancy. Board Chairman John Linder suggest Palecek put together a proposal or offer, but the district made no comment on whether or not its interested in the parcel.

Additionally requested calculations for amendments to the lower parcel of land owned by the district .....
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R-P sifts through school project, current facilities, student incident

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Education

While the R-P School Board agenda for Monday, April 20 may have largely been dedicated to approval of personnel changes, the majority of discussion related to continuation of plans for the new school facility and repair and redevelopment of the cu ..... 
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R-P sifts through school project, current facilities, student incident

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

While the R-P School Board agenda for Monday, April 20 may have largely been dedicated to approval of personnel changes, the majority of discussion related to continuation of plans for the new school facility and repair and redevelopment of the cu ..... 
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Mabel-Canton gathering information for SAC program

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Canton All

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on April 21st, 2015 at 7 pm. All board members were present. The minutes from the March 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board. Chairperson Cristal Adkins ..... 
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Mabel-Canton gathering information for SAC program

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on April 21st, 2015 at 7 pm. All board members were present. The minutes from the March 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board. Chairperson Cristal Adkins ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 4.27.15

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: What is the law with small farm trailers being exempt from registration? I heard something about a 10,000-pound limit when being pulled by a regular motor vehicle (not a farm tractor), but I want to know the facts. A neighbor-friend of min ..... 
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Fillmore County police report - 4.27.15

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Joseph Neal Francis Didier, 41, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; 9/10/2005, Disorderly Conduct – Brawling or Fighting, Fine $1,000 (stay $750 until 4/8/2016), Total Fees $1,000. Local Confinement – 90 days (stay 90 days ..... 
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Total estimated market value in Preston up nearly 10 percent

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Fillmore County appraiser Heidi Knepper briefed the Preston City Council at their April 20 meeting on assessed property value changes in Preston and the county. No one from the public was in attendance for the 2015 Local Board of Appeal and Equaliza ..... 
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Wykoff city clerk office security concerns

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

A special meeting of the Wykoff City Council was held on April 22, attended by all members (Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, Megan Lund, Brody Mensink, and City Clerk Cheryl Davis). The only agenda items were security of the city cle ..... 
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