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Preston City Council requests investigation into intimidation tactics


Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Features

At a special meeting of the Preston City Council on Tuesday evening, a letter was read into the record from Andy Bunge of Bunge Construction. Mr. Bunge contends that Richard Eichstadt, general manager of Pro-Corn, “a highly State subsidized business, was conspiring with Councilman Jerry Scheevel to intimidate me and subvert the local political process.”

Bunge claims that Eichstadt, on December 8, 2003, spoke to him expressing his concern about Dr. Sauer’s candidacy for City Council, at the same time Eichstadt was reminding him of the amount of business extended to Bunge Construction over the past couple of years. Bunge had placed several election yard signs in support of Robert Sauer. Bunge states that when he was at Pro-Corn early on December 8, Jerry Scheevel, a Preston City Council member and Pro-Corn shareholder, was also there to see Pro-Corn’s chairman, Jim Simonson. Bunge asked Eichstadt if his ‘political yard signs were at the root of our conversation.’ Bunge also questioned whether Scheevel’s visit with Jim Simonson had ‘instigated our current discussion of local politics as well as the amount of money Bunge Construction had been paid by Pro-Corn.’ Bunge states in his letter that ‘Eichstadt did not deny either of these contentions.’

On Friday, December 12, 2003, Bunge did some more work at Pro-Corn at which time Supervisor Bob Muller of Pro-Corn informed Mr. Bunge that Mr. Eichstadt wanted to talk to him before he left. Bunge then says that Eichstadt ‘informed me that more Pro-Corn patrons had expressed their concerns to him about my political yard signs. Therefore, I was to finish any work in progress, and then our working relationship would be terminated.’ Eichstadt said that this was not a board decision.

Andrew Bunge forwarded copies of his letter to the Pro-Corn Board of Directors, the Minnesota Attorney General, the Fillmore County Attorney, the Preston mayor and city attorney.

Richard Eichstadt also sent a letter to the city council, responding to a letter from Mayor Pechulis on this matter. Eichstadt states that Mr. Bunge is not an employee but an independent contractor. He says that Bunge Construction is currently working on a project for Pro-Corn and claims that the project has not been terminated. Eichstadt notes that as a ‘private employer, Pro-Corn is free to engage independent contractors as it sees fit.’ Eichstadt, who is also the Chairman of th .....
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Mausts sue city of Preston over second permit application

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Features

On December 23, attorneys for Bob and Elaine Maust filed a petition in Fillmore County District Court asking the court to intervene and grant a writ of mandamus ordering the city of Preston to give the Mausts and Heartland Energy & Recycling a buildi ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Features

Felony Charges

•Christian George Andersen, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with two felony counts of first degree driving while impaired. According to the criminal complaint, Anderson drove a vehicle into a ditch in Forestville ..... 
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2003 in review

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

Editor’s note: The Journal looked at what newsmakers in Fillmore County said over the past year as a way to profile the year 2003. From the pages of the Fillmore County Journal, here’s what was said on a range of topics:

“You’ve ..... 
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County Board gives drivers license bureau back to state

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

“We need to make a decision because of remodeling,” stated Auditor/Treasurer Philip Burkholder as he addressed Commissioners on Tuesday over the fate of the Driver License Bureau. Because of courthouse remodeling, the Audit/Treasurer’s Department wil ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Serious year end financial decisions for Rushford City Council

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Features

Christmas mirth was missing from the regular Rushford City Council meeting on December 22 as the council somberly considered financial concerns of the city. Dennie Darr, local businessman, addressed the council on his concerns about his increased com ..... 
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Dealing with loss during the holidays

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

Sixteen years ago, my family faced a holiday season like none other. My dad had died suddenly in October, and the last thing any of us felt like doing was the normal holiday preparation.  Mom asked me almost immediately if I ..... 
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County Board reviews EDA plan

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
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Mark Thein, Economic Development Authority (EDA) presented the 2003 annual report and the proposed 2004 work plan. EDA’s goal is to help cities and townships utilize their resources by either encouraging the growth of existing businesses and/or helpi ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Features

Felony Charges  Brent Stephen Eisenman, 18, of Spring Valley, was charged in Fillmore County District Court on Monday with one count of felony theft. According to the criminal complaint, Eisenman stole money from a locked fil ..... 
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