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Road construction season not far off for Fillmore County and southeastern Minnesota


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

The joke is that there are two seasons in Minnesota: winter and road construction. Seeing as we’ve left one behind, it’s time for the other to begin. As usual, there are some projects that may impact your routes and travel times in the coming months. MnDOT has listed the upcoming projects on its website, www.dot.state.mn.us. Visit that web address for the most up to date information including delay expectations and detour suggestions.

State Highway Projects

•Highway 16 near Lanesboro will have bridges replaced from June-August 2014. Traffic impacts include detours.

•Highway 16 and Highway 44 north of Hokah will have bridge deck chip sealing throughout the summer. Traffic impacts include daily lane closures with flaggers.

•Highway 43 in Winona will have the current bridge repaired and construction on a new bridge will take place over the Mississippi River. More information on this project can be found at www.mndot.gov/winonabridge

•Highway 43 in Winona will have be resurfaced during the summer. Traffic implications include daily lane closures with flaggers.

•Highway 43 near Rushford will be graded and resurfaced from May through September. Traffic impacts include a detour.

•Highway 52 from the Iowa/Minnesota state line to Fillmore County Road 22 will be resurfaced with the project expected to begin in May and completed in June. Traffic impacts include daily lane closures with flaggers.

2014 County Highway Projects

•County Road 12 in between U.S. Highway 52 and State Highway 43 will have micro-surfacing completed.

•County Road 9 culvert replacement and full depth reclamation, County Road 14 to County Road 44.

•County Road 14 culvert replacement and full depth reclamation, County Road 5 to County Road 1.

•County Road 20 full depth reclamation west of Greenleafton.

•Seven township bridges including: Fountain Township, Beaver Township, two Carimona Township bridges, Fillmore Township, Sumner Township, and Carrolton Township.

County Engineer Ronald Gregg commented on the traffic impacts that county road projects will have, saying, “Most of the projects will have partial closures and lane closures wit .....
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TJ Liquor

Often while hitting the road the road hits back

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

Spring is in the air and potholes are in the road once again this year. The irritating but unavoidable potholes are caused when water enters the ground under the pavement and then expands when it becomes frozen. When the water thaws the pavement co ..... 
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Area resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Features

Congratulations to Dylan Himle of Ostrander, Minn. Himle won $20,000 by playing the Lottery’s $200,000 Bonus Jackpot scratch game. Himle claimed the prize on April 7, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 640 N. Broadway St. in Sprin ..... 
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Jessie Street Java fills your cup and a calling

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

Stepping into Jessie Street Java in Rushford, Minn., it’s hard to pinpoint what comes over you first; the tantalizing smells, the enticing rural chic atmosphere, or the comfortable feeling that you’re home. Both eclectic and colorful, with a mode ..... 
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Preston, home of The Driftless Fly Fishing Co.

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This is no fish tale. There is a new business in Preston, Minn. that may reel you in hook, line, and sinker. Well hook and line anyway. No sinkers involved here. If you, a friend or family member loves to fly fish or have always wanted to learn n ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley triathlon event gains momentum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Features

The excitement surrounding Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff is building. A project put forth by the Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools, the event is designed to bring awareness to the community and to raise fund ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley triathlon event gains momentum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The excitement surrounding Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff is building. A project put forth by the Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools, the event is designed to bring awareness to the community and to raise fund ..... 
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B&B Olympic Bowl spruces up with remodel

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Walk into B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. and you will be bowled over by the new look. The restaurant side of the business has been through a transformation from floor to ceiling. Paul and Shelly Hanson purchased B&B Olympic Bowl in September ..... 
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Preston’s “DMC” is the SMSVC

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As the greater Rochester area celebrates the establishment of the state-supported Destination Medical Center, aptly coined the DMC, the greater Preston area recognizes the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (SMSVC) as an economic engine ..... 
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