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Rushford Village Council meets


Fri, Oct 24th, 2003
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The October 7, 2003 meeting of the Rushford Village City Council was called to order by Mayor Gordon Johnson. Council members present included Roger Ekern, Dennis Overland, Dale Schwanke, Howard Otis Zoning Administrator, Karen Petersen Treasurer, Judy Graham Clerk. The check book balance as of September 30, 2003 $87,767.91.Robert Thieret reported on the sewer line at the elevator. It is up and working as of today. Mayor Johnson will arrange with the elevator for the final electrical hookup, according to their wishes. It is cost prohibited to reestablish the line to the other lift station at this point. Thieret also reported that both Meadow and Goodrich have been ground and Meadow should be resurfaced in about 2 to 3 weeks. Shop QuotesThieret reported on the quotes for the new shop building. Two of the quotes were under the $35,000 Bid area and one over. OByrne at $54,686, Norstad at $33,930 (only bid to include the overhead door openers and installation), and Boyum at $30,350. After some discussion on Insurance, License, Workforce, MN state Municipal building code, and other conditions, a motion was made by Overland, 2nd by Schwanke to offer the contract to the lowest bidder with the conditions that completion would be prior to December 15, 2003 or a fine of 1% of the quote per day, could be imposed. Graham will type an agreement to include final size, State of MN Building Code, (snow load etc), frost footings, two color, neoprene washers and screws and center posts, to be signed by the contractor. If not agreeable than the next lowest bidder will be offered the contract. Other BusinessA Three-City meeting will be hosted by the Village on Wednesday October 22, 2003 at 7:00p.m. in the Village Hall to discuss progress on programs such as summer recreation, pool, spring cleanup, tourism, waste items, fire, rescue, economic development, and compatible zoning. It has been brought to the attention of the council that a non-conforming building has changed which is in violation of the zoning ordinance. Graham will send a letter on the possible implications. Waste Management called to ask about placing a dumpster in the residential district, Otis will check to see if indeed their truck would damage the street and if they have a place for the dumpster that would not be in the right of way.Ja .....
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A Day in the Life of Autumn

Fri, Oct 17th, 2003
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Click on the Internets Foliage Network and youll get a forecast of the seasons peak foliage conditions throughout the state. But just step outdoors and youll get an in-your-face blast of what a southeastern Minnesota autumn has to offer.[Read the Rest]

County goes after Clean Water Act funds

Fri, Oct 17th, 2003
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Donna Rasmussen, Soil & Water Conservation District, was before the County Board on Tuesday to request a letter of support for the Clean Water Act Section 319 Program from the board. The grant would provide funds for technical assistance for feedlot ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Council focuses on problems at lift station

Fri, Oct 17th, 2003
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There is a density to the Rushford City Council meetings that few organs of government in Fillmore County can equal: the agenda on Tuesday was four pages long and the council handouts for the meeting ran 57 pieces of paper. Many pages of the document ..... 
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Harmony City Council Report: Property owners along TH 139 frontage discuss final assessments

Fri, Oct 17th, 2003
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The public hearing for Harmonys TH 139-reconstruction assessment roll was a quiet one as Mike Lynch of Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik & Associates outlined property owners responsibilities. Firm figures were presented now that the project has been com ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Oct 17th, 2003
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Felony Charges

Stephanie Louise Halverson, 27, Mabel, was charged with two felony counts stemming from an incident in Mabel on March 2, 2003. Halverson is charged with assault in the second degree - dangerous weapon and making ..... 
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Canton woman on the front lines of environmental advocacy

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
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How does a girl from the Twin Cites suburbs grow up to be an activist for agriculture and the environment?

Loni Kemp of Canton admits its a stretch.

She is currently the senior policy analyst for The Min ..... 
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Fillmore County Board discusses Heartland, defers any action

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
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It was the Commissioners turn on Tuesday to state their positions if they had oneregarding the proposed tire burning plant that has raised so many questions since the onset of the project. County Attorney Matt Opat outlined the proposed projects c ..... 
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Commissioner upset over dust control problem

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
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A lengthy discussion concerning the lack of dust control being implemented by Roverud Construction of Spring Grove at their Norway Township site south of Peterson was spearheaded by Commissioner Randy Dahl. He has received numerous calls on the dust ..... 
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