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County to apply for challenge grant to upgrade manure management practices


Fri, Dec 27th, 2002
Posted in Features

Fillmore County’s Soil & Water Conservation District Officer Lora Friest informed the County Board of the availability of a Challenge Grant at their final 2002 board meeting.

The grant is available through the MN Board of Soil and Water Resources and, if obtained, would be used to develop data management software to connect GIS data, the feedlot registration data base, and nutrient management software Friest said.

The upgrade would speed up the development of manure management plans for livestock producers in Fillmore County. This could be tested in the South Fork of the Root River watershed and then determine the best management practices under the terms of the grant agreement.

“Fillmore County has 177 feedlots with 300 or more animal units that are required to have manure management plans developed by January 1, 2005," explained Friest.

It is also estimated that 825 of the 1379 feedlot owners with less than 300 animal units will need provisional permits for manure management plans by 2005. Friest told the board that because of the sensitive physical features in the county such as sinkholes and streams, creating individual plans could become time consuming and could cost as much as $1,200 per plan.

Friest said the $30,000 grant request is $15,000 in-kind from the Soil and Water Conservation District and $15,000 in landowner cost-share match.

Approximately $5,000 would be used to conduct dye tracing in the South Fork for the Root River watershed. The watershed has hundreds of feedlots and over 100 sinkholes, a good area to test the new computer system concluded Friest. The board approved the resolution to apply for the grant.

Year-end Farewells

While making his final comments to the board, Commissioner Harry Root walked over to "the chair" and sat in it. The chair, which faces the board, is where department heads sit while making their requests, answering questions, and yes, at times, squirming a bit.

"It’s not a good (comfortable) chair", laughed Root as he said his good-byes. "Each person here is unique and has brought something to the board. It’s been a great ride," said Root.

Carrying on with that spirit, Chairman Duane Bakke continued, "We set some goals and went through with them. We need to continue forward." Bakke said he was h .....
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The Commute: My friend died

Fri, Dec 27th, 2002
Posted in Features

I’d planned to write this column about New Year’s resolutions and my aversion to physical exercise, but every time I start to write it, I am thinking about Deanne, who died December 16.

At the age of two, she was diagnosed with ..... 
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Sumner Township subdivision denied variance

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Features

Last Thursday evening, in a hearing room filled to capacity with over 75 citizens, the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment denied a variance to Bruce and Linda Bucknell to develop a subdivision within 600 feet of a feedlot.   ..... 
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Family’s tragedy sparks action

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Features

When it came time for Kingsland Elementary School to select their annual Christmas Service project, it didn’t take staff or students long to come up with a cause.

On October 24, first grade student Daphnie Crews and her brother ..... 
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Tuchek sentenced to six years in prison

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Features

Former Lanesboro Police Chief John Tuchek was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in restitution to the victims of the arson fire he set in Lanesboro on April 7, 2002. Tuchek was also ordered to have no contact with hi ..... 
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Commissioner's Report: Changes in school vaccination program

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Features

Changes in how the state administers school vaccinations will take responsibility for the program away from Public Health, Sharon Serfling told the County Board at their Monday meeting.

Serfling, Fillmore County Public Health Di ..... 
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Lanesboro Council rescinds agreement over Church Hill alley

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Features

All was not silent as Bethlehem Church members joined the Lanesboro City Council at its regular bimonthly meeting Monday night, December 16, to discuss the Church Hill alley. After Mayor John Brose updated the church members on the stalemated situati ..... 
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Preston Council requires developer to comply with parking ordinance

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Features

The Preston City Council approved a development agreement between the city and Corson Condominium Corporation at their Monday, December 16 meeting.   Corson, who is developing 12 new apartment units at the old elementary scho ..... 
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Good news at Rushford City Council - lower taxes, new airport building

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Features

The Rushford City Council meeting was full of tidings of great joy Monday night, December 16. The council reviewed the proposed recommended 2003 budget of $530,480, which was $18,540 below the maximum levy originally sought. This budget would have a ..... 
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