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Rushford City Council Report: Standby generator permit okayed


Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
Posted in Features

Another step was taken in the process of building standby electric generation in Rushford when, at the February 9th Rushford City Council meeting, City Administrator Larry Bartelson announced the MPCA had granted the permit for Rushford’s standby generators. Although the paperwork from the MPCA actually named the Winona Street site, Bartelson assured the council that this was a mistake (typo); the generator application had been for the bluff site.

The generators, with their forty-foot stacks, will be located in the northwest corner of the Magelssen Bluff Park. Associated Engineering will now work on more detailed plans for the project at this site.

When Councilman Les Ladewig asked if a cost analysis of the construction had been done, Bartelson answered that, although the city has an estimate, the cost won’t be known until the project is let out for bids.

The road to the site concerned the council. Since the road faces north, it tends to become icy. The consensus was that keeping the gravel road would be better in the winter, but a paved road would be better in the spring. Current cost estimates do not include roadwork. The council, in an effort to ensure fuel delivery to the site, asked for a recommendation from the engineers on the cost to access the site.

Business Encouragement

The council discussed several matters dealing with the encouragement of local business. The EDA asked if a $4,000 revolving loan (personally secured) at two percent could be offered to Jim Kitchens to help him pay for paving his alley in back of the bowling alley. The alley, while actually on private property, is used by the public as they leave the mailbox near the post office and exit on Elm Street. Ultimately, the matter was tabled and left for review at the next meeting.

The council also discussed whether property currently not designated for JOBZ should be exchanged for JOBZ property at the request of a businessman. Supposedly this is permissible; further investigation will be done.

Yet another discussion was held about the Industrial Park. Recently several deals have gone wrong in the park; the council’s view was that some businesses had “used” the park and the city to get better deals elsewhere—often in the towns where they were already located.

Other business

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Ibsen’s Rosmersholm strikes contemporary theme

Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
Posted in Features

As far as I know, I have not one drop of Norwegian blood. But living in Minnesota, I am Norwegian by association.

So I was as pleased as the next guy when Eric Lorentz Bunge spoke a few phrases in the mother tongue as he introdu ..... 
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Commissioners’ Report: Fillmore County to develop methamphetamine ordinance

Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
Posted in Features

“Toxic waste problems have long lasting effects,” emphasized Sharon Serfling, Director of Public Health and Sheriff Jim Connolly as they opened up discussion regarding the county’s need to develop a methamphetamine ordinance.

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County’s purchase policy reviewed

Fri, Feb 13th, 2004
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During the reviewing of weekly warrants a few weeks ago, a $3,200 bill for an air conditioning unit purchased by the Sheriff’s Department was flagged. The commissioners challenged the bill noting, in their opinion that all departments must receive ap ..... 
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Ski jumping was once a familiar winter sporting event in the area

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
Posted in Features

Sometime in the 1800’s (or even before that) one Norwegian told another Norwegian that he could ski down a mountain, jump off a jump, and fly farther than the other Norwegian.

So, mythologically speaking, was born the sport of ..... 
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County continues to move ahead on E911 project

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
Posted in Features

With all the controversy and sometimes-misinterpreted information about the county’s ongoing work on an E911 system, the County Board on Tuesday decided it was time to try and quell some of the concerns on this issue.

Yes, the ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
Posted in Features

Felony Charges

David Keith Strike, 47, of LeRoy, appeared in Fillmore County District Court on Tuesday on two felony charges of theft by check. According to the criminal complaint, on January 3, 2003, Strike issued a check in th ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Midwest Wireless seeks city approval for tower

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
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Brevity and civility reigned at the Preston City Council meeting on Monday night.

The meeting lasted a half hour. There were no issues that divided the four members in attendance, Mayor David Pechulis and Council members Steve ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Spray park shelved

Fri, Feb 6th, 2004
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Marge Drake informed the Lanesboro City Council at their February 2nd meeting that the Spray Park planned for spring construction had officially been shelved. The bid from Bremmer and Associates came in at $236,000. This bid did not include the equip ..... 
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