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Lanesboro City Council Report: Spotlight on Lanesboro’s Chamber of Commerce


Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

“$1.5 million comes into Lanesboro each year through tourism.” This is just one of the facts Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce representatives Joan Ruen, Carla Noack, Lori Bakke, and Julie Kiehne shared with the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting December first.

Noack, the community initiatives chair, stressed that the chamber is composed of representatives from the city, school, and churches and seeks a broad range of input from throughout the entire community. She delineated the goals of the chamber which include maintaining a diversified business base, increasing affordable housing, and school enrollment, and maintaining at least three churches in the city.

Bakke, speaking for the business and promotion group, gave examples of promotions sponsored by the chamber, namely, the recent holiday open house, the lighting contest, Winter Fest, a possible Red Hat Society Convention in March, Scenic Byways in May, Buffalo Bill Days, and seasonal decorating in the downtown area.

Julie Kiehne, Executive Director of the Chamber, spoke of the comprehensive marketing in and out of the state. Kiehne emphasized the need to upgrade the website to provide pertinent information to people interested in relocating to the city. She informed the council that ten thousand visitors come to the visitor center each year, taking advantage of information resources and a one-stop lodging referral service provided there.

Kiehne, along with Holly McDonough and Ken Graner recently attended a seminar on how small towns survive through change and found that Lanesboro had many of the needed qualities for survival. Lanesboro has a rich history, varied cultural and art experiences, available recreation through the Root River and the bike trail, and a diverse business base.

Funding of the chamber is through membership dues, lodging tax, and grants to defray marketing expenses. Ninety-five percent of the lodging tax must be used for tourism promotion by state law.

Councilwoman Peggy Hanson asked Kiehne if she had statistics available on where people who live in Lanesboro work and how many jobs in the city are tourism related. Hanson noted there is a perception “that everything in Lanesboro is about tourism—that’s not all there is!”

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County Board approves sand and rock quarry permits

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

As the board reviewed the resolutions, the issues of sites stockpiling supplies in road right-of-ways, dust control, and a growing trend of abandoned automobiles accumulating at the sites, was visited several times. The dust control issue appeared to ..... 
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Commissioners’ Report: Driver’s License Department -Where should it go?

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

When discussing ways to save money and still maintain efficient departments, the county board has been looking into the possibility of letting the Driver License Department move out of the courthouse to the private sector.

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Company exploring for industry-related metals in Fillmore County

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Several property owners around Peterson and Mabel have been contacted by a mineral exploration company about the right to test for base metals on their land.

Prime Meridian Resources of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin hopes to begin a th ..... 
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Above the Arctic Circle

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
Posted in Features

"We have nine months of winter and three months of poor skiing conditions"

Back in 1976, when I accepted the invitation to visit the Tromsø family, I had no idea they lived among the indigenous Sami people (formally called Lapps ..... 
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Judge Fabian hears arguments in Maust vs. city of Preston

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
Posted in Features

Judge James Fabian listened to two hours of oral arguments from attorneys on Friday, November 21 in the Elaine and Robert Maust mandamus action against the city of Preston.

In their suit, the Mausts maintain that they met all o ..... 
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Preston City Council – Special Meeting: Spring Avenue residents awarded 20% reduction

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
Posted in Features

At a special meeting of the Preston City Council Tuesday evening adjustments were made to proposed assessments of the County Road #17 projects. Working under a deadline, in order to be included in the 2004 property tax statements, the council was lim ..... 
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Commissioners’ Report: Sand and rock quarries’ lists are available

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
Posted in Features

The Fillmore County Board started their Thanksgiving week off with a quiet agenda, cleaning up some year-end items.

There had been several inquiries by commissioners as to the number of rock quarries and sandpits in the county. ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Housing development issues concern council

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
Posted in Features

The Rushford Council had the opportunity to hear more about potential housing development in the city at their regular council meeting November 24, 2003. Doug and Marie Botcher, owners of Meadows Inn Bed and Breakfast, presented a letter to the Rushf ..... 
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