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Lanesboro City Council Report: Car show coming to Buffalo Bill Days


Mon, May 24th, 2004
Posted in Features

Bryce Dawson of Preston presented his plan for a car show in conjunction with Buffalo Bill Days to the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting May 17th. Dawson proposed a judged car show to be held at the Sylvan Parking lot on Saturday of the celebration. After consideration, the council approved the addition of the show to the celebration.

Dawson said that, with his mailing list of 250-300 people, he anticipates potentially bringing in 93 to 97 cars to such a show. Often families accompany the owners, creating revenue in the host city as the visitors seek food, entertainment and even lodging. Dawson assured the council the show would go on “rain or shine.” Dawson claims a volunteer status, stating that he is not in business running car shows, but does them to benefit the host city. He stressed that Lanesboro was well suited to host such a show because of the many attractions for car owners and their families, especially during Buffalo Bill Days.

The show will completely take the available space in the parking lot at Sylvan Park with each car taking one and a half spaces. The park will be closed to other vehicle traffic during the show. Registration for the show would be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the actual show finished at 3 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will still be held in the park that morning. Dawson said he was willing and able to work around the market.

When asked if the Bass Pond parking lot could be used, Dawson hesitated, informing the council that the car owners want to be near their cars and would not leave them there to go downtown. Although the location in Sylvan Park will take precious parking spots, and require people to walk from other locations to the park, the council opted to permit the show. Vehicle traffic in the park has been a safety issue in the past; council consensus was that this show could prove to be beneficial to the safety of the celebration while adding another attraction.

City Brochure

Julie Kiehne of the Chamber of Commerce spoke to the council about the promotion of the city of Lanesboro. Kiehne distributed a current directory of the 131 chamber members as well as the current color brochure. Citing this year’s numbers, Kiehne told the council the home page on the Internet had 2.2 million hits last year. She also shared that this year the chamber had already distributed 10,000 directories and anticipated d .....
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Gang of One

Fri, May 14th, 2004
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I have been Fan Shen’s colleague in the RCTC English department for the past five years, but never knew much about him until this past week when I read his book Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard, published by University of Nebraska Press last month ..... 
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Judge Benson tells county he will not reconsider on Slabaugh zoning case

Fri, May 14th, 2004
Posted in Features

In a letter to Fillmore County Attorney Brett Corson dated May 7, Judge Robert Benson has denied a Fillmore County request to file a Motion for Reconsideration in the Slabaugh Zoning case. The county’s only other legal option would be to appeal the j ..... 
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The Talk of the Town

Fri, May 14th, 2004
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What does a retired English teacher, a German immigrant and an Angus beef farmer have in common? This is not the set-up of a joke, just a partial composition of the Bluff Country Toastmasters Club.

Paul Walsh, the teacher; Hanna ..... 
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Fillmore County Commissioners prepare to sell county farm

Fri, May 14th, 2004
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County Surveyor David Knutson reported his findings in regard to the county farm’s borders, and parcels the county wishes to maintain. Approximately 464 acres (including two old demolition sites) will be offered to the public through a bidding proces ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council grants retail sales permit at special meeting

Fri, May 14th, 2004
Posted in Features

At a special meeting on Monday, May 10, the Lanesboro City Council, by a 4 to 1 vote, approved granting a permit to Jennifer Wood to operate a retail home business on her premises at 203 Sheridan. Council member Jerome Halvorson was the lone dissenti ..... 
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Harmony Council remains firm in new delinquent utilities policy

Fri, May 14th, 2004
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When the city council adopted the new delinquent utility policy in February it was hoped that those residents who are habitually late with payments will be motivated to pay their bills. Since then, the policy has stirred much controversy in the city. ..... 
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New well under consideration in Rushford

Fri, May 14th, 2004
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At their May 10th meeting, the Rushford City Council opted to cancel the bid for a booster water pump in the city’s downtown area at the advise of the Water Commission. Bill Chang of BDM Engineering had suggested to the Water Commission to cancel the ..... 
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Hoffman named Preston city administrator

Fri, May 14th, 2004
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Joe Hoffman of Plainview has accepted the position of Preston City Administrator. The appointment was made at a special city council meeting on Wednesday, May 12.   Hoffman currently is the Executive Director of the Southeast ..... 
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