Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 289 | 290 | 291 | 292 | 293 | > | >>

County Board struggles classifying DreamAcres


Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
Posted in Features

PRESTON - The Fillmore County Board spent considerable time at their Tuesday, October 3, meeting discussing DreamAcres’ application for a conditional use permit. Much of that time was spent trying to define what DreamAcres really is: school, campground, environmental learning center, sustainable farm, or hostel. County Board members found that it might just be all of the above.

DreamAcres, an organic farm owned by Todd Juzwiak and Eva Barr near Wykoff, would like to begin offering workshops through its relationship with Tillers International. Classes would range from timber framing and blacksmithing to working with draft animals and maple sugaring. Students, who often camp out at the farm during the workshops, would consist of adults interested in learning about sustainable farming and living. Juzwiak told the Journal that he would expect less than 10 students for any given class.

The Fillmore County Planning & Zoning Commission previously recommended that the county board approve the conditional use permit on the condition that DreamAcres receive all state and federal permits and that they restrict camping activities to persons attending classes.

County Commissioner Helen Bicknese was chial school by the zoning office, as parochial schools need to be located near their “affiliated churches.” Bicknese preferred calling DreamAcres a learning center or a private school as it had similar activities as Eagle Bluff and Good Earth Village do.

Commissioner Chuck Amunrud had questions about some of the wording in the resolution that referred to “children” and “school,” preferring to use “learning center” and “events” to describe the activities at DreamAcres.

Sandy Hulbert of Fillmore Township raised the issue of septic system. Juzwiak said that DreamAcres has a septic system, but that they bring in port-a-potties when large groups are in attendance. There is no dump station for RVs.

The fact that some participants choose to sleep in the barn rather than in their tents on rainy nights raised the question of whether the barn classifies as a hostel.

The commissioners, while seeming to be favorably inclined to what DreamAcres is about, struggled to make the more basic accommodations of the sustainable farm fit into the more bureaucratic style regulations typical of applications for permits.

I .....
[Read the Rest]



58



59



62




63

Lanesboro City Council Report: Mural okayed for safety wall at 208 N. Parkway

Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
Posted in Features

Amanda Rafuse of Friends of the Arts (FOTA) and Sara Decker of Cornucopia Art Center shared plans for a mural with the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting Monday, October 4, 2004. The mural, slated to be painted on a safety wall for the c ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Preston City Council Report: Council wrestles with Highway 52 issues

Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
Posted in Features

The Highway 52 project dominated Preston’s city council meeting on Monday, October 4. Several homeowners along the Highway 52 corridor turned out to voice complaints over plans for beautification (or lack there of) of retaining walls along the route. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
Posted in Features

Felony Charges

•Matthew Rory Tostenson, 33, of Mabel, was charged in Fillmore County District Court on October 4, 2004 with two felony counts of theft by swindle. According to the criminal complaint, it is alleged that on or aro ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Election 2004

Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
Posted in Features

The Fillmore County Journal invited all candidates running for elected office in the general election on   November 2, 2004 to send in some information about themselves and why they are running for public office. This include ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Special Section - National Pork Month: Change and growth in the pork industry

Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
Posted in Features

Thirty years ago, a person could take a drive in the country and, by the time they got back home, they would have a fair idea of what pork production was like in their immediate area. A windshield tour would reveal outdoor lots full of hogs. Small A- ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Neutral Ground boundary passed through the Big Woods

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
Posted in Features

Although affected by them, southeastern Minnesota is an area that was not covered by the last glaciers. The glacial melt-waters carved out hundreds of feet of limestone and sandstone creating a landscape of towering bluffs, scenic valleys, rolling hi ..... 
[Read the Rest]

MPCA upholds finding of facts on Heartland

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
Posted in Features

Following further review, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has defended its original finding of facts regarding the proposed Heartland tire-burning plant in Preston.Heartland Energy & Recycling LLC proposes to burn 10 million scrap tires ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Commissioners' Report: County and city of Lanesboro hope to cooperate on Highway 8 bridge project

Fri, Oct 1st, 2004
Posted in Features

Members of the Coffee Street Bridge Enhancement Group met with the county board on Tuesday to look at ways the county and city of Lanesboro can work together when improvements are made to the Highway 8 bridge.

The county plans ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 289 | 290 | 291 | 292 | 293 | > | >>
Perfect Glossy