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Governor Dayton appoints Pamela A. W. King and Carmaine M. Sturino to fill Third Judicial District vacancies


Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Government

Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments Pamela A. W. King and Carmaine M. Sturino as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Ms. King will be replacing the Honorable Robert Birnbaum, and will be chambered at Rochester in Olmsted County. Ms. Sturino will be replacing the Honorable James A. Fabian, and will be chambered at Caledonia in Houston County.

“Throughout their careers, Ms. Pamela King and Ms. Carmaine Sturino have demonstrated deep commitments to public service and to the cause of justice in our communities,” said Governor Dayton. “I am confident they will be excellent judges.”

Pamela A.W. King: Ms. King is an Assistant Public Defender with the Trial Team of the Minnesota State Board of Public Defense, where she represents individuals statewide charged with high profile and complex felonies. Previously, she was an Assistant Public Defender for the Third Judicial District and an associate attorney with Baker Law Offices. Ms. King earned her B.A. from Drake University and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

Ms. King is a Commissioner on the National Commission on Forensic Science, a Federal Advisory Committee of the United States Department of Justice, and the Board President of the Rochester Women’s Shelter.

Carmaine M. Sturino: Ms. Sturino serves as an Assistant Public Defender in the Third Judicial District, where she represents the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for Public Defense and maintains a caseload consisting primarily of juvenile and adult cases. Previously, Ms. Sturino was a solo practitioner and an Assistant Winona County Attorney. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and her J.D. from Drake University Law School.

Ms. Sturino is the Secretary of the Winona County Bar Association, a member of the Juvenile Justice Coalition, and a former adjunct professor at Winona State University, St. Mary’s University, and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Minnesota’s Third Judicial District consists of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona Counties.

Preston discusses 2016 budget

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

City administrator Joe Hoffman presented the 2016 budget reflecting departmental requests at the city council’s August 25 meeting. This first draft shows a 9.11% increase in the levy, or an approximate increase of $69,000. Each percent of increase ..... 
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Council mulls ATV’s on Spring Valley streets

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley city council met in regular session on August 24, with all members in attendance (Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer). Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the ..... 
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Rushford eyes school site plan, street improvements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

Rushford’s City Council has gotten its first glimpse of the proposed Site Plan for the new school. The plan has seen considerable review and comment from discussions between the Planning and Zoning Commission, school administration, architectural ..... 
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Government this week - 8.31.15

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Tuesday, September1, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9 a.m. • Tuesday, September 1, Houston School Board, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, September 1, Ostrander City Council, Community Center, 6 p.m. • Tuesday,September 1, Rushford Villa ..... 
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County supports UCare appeal

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Government

Social services manager Neva Beier, during the county board’s August 25 meeting, stated that the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) decision not to contract with UCare will affect 2,380 people in Fillmore County. The DHS decision made ..... 
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Chatfield restructures pay grid

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

City Clerk Joel Young explained at the city council’s August 24 meeting that Chatfield’s pay grid is low compared to other cities of the same size. During the 2013 Law Enforcement Labor Services union negotiations, the city agreed to do a pay st ..... 
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Rushford eyes school site plan, street improvements

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 28th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

Rushford’s City Council has gotten its first glimpse of the proposed Site Plan for the new school. The plan has seen considerable review and comment from discussions between the Planning and Zoning Commission, school administration, architectural ..... 
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Rushford Village keeps eye on roadways, illegal dumping

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The 2015 Pavement Management Plan projects are already underway and the council continues to take a proactive approach to tackling the status of city roads. The first of the payments for related work has been formally approved by the Rushford Villag ..... 
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