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Lanesboro School Board hears about Ag in Motion


Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Ashley Bue, a senior at Lanesboro High School, gave a presentation to the school board about the Ag in Motion trip she went on with other local high school students this past summer.

Ag teacher Tim Willette said this was the third year for Ag in Motion. The students were given an agenda, assignments, and laptops, and it is a chance for them to ear a half Ag credit.

Bue went on a trip to northern Minnesota camping, so they did not have laptops, but they had assignments they worked on. Their trip was four days, and she went with other kids in FFA from local schools. The first day they went to the Como Zoo in St. Paul, then drove to Duluth.

According to Bue, they walked the pier, toured the aquarium, went whitewater rafting in Carlton, and visited Itasca State Park. They tested the headwaters of the Mississippi in a lab event, had a picnic lunch, then had a lesson in archery, something Bue had never tried before. They also had an Amazing Race event where they rode ten miles on bike, had exploration time, a cookout supper, trust games, and camping.

“It was a smaller group than last year,” said Bue, who had gone on a trip to Wisconsin in 2011. She said this coming summer they will be going to Missouri and Illinois, and she would like to go even if she doesn’t get any credits for it.

“The number of friends I have made is amazing,” shared Bue.

There was a question from the board about expenses, and Willette said the FFA Chapter paid half last year. This year because of camping, the costs were down a little, at $250 per student.

Willette also updated the board on the greenhouse project. He said the structure is up and the roof is halfway done. There is power to the building now. There is grant money that can only be used to purchase the things inside the greenhouse, such a furniture. Willette said they are researching fundraiser opportunities for the greenhouse to be involved in, such as possibly selling hanging flower baskets.

“We are on track, and our goal is to get it up and running as soon as possible,” said Willette.

Organization

New council members Terri Scott and Christine Troendle were sworn in.

Dave Ruen will continue to be the Chairperson, Dave Lawstuen the Vice Chair, Lolly Melander the Treasurer and Steve Snyder the Clerk.

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Auditor/Treasurer Department expansion

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Government

A new leg of redesign was discussed at length at the January 22 meeting of the county board. Fillmore County is taking a first step toward centralizing finance in the Auditor/Treasurer Department. Financing functions of Social Services including acc ..... 
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Chatfield looks forward to 2013

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The January 14 Chatfield City Council meeting began with the administration of the oath of office for re-elected Mayor Don Hainlen and newly elected councilor Robert Pederson and re-elected councilor Dave Frank. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. ..... 
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Ostrander City Council

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present. Mayor Schwenn thanked all who ran for council and said congratulations to new Mayor (Pat Nesler) and Coun ..... 
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Rushford moves forward with potential USDA project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The city is drawing closer to a go-ahead for the renovation of the former municipal liquor store to a new city hall. A loan resolution with the USDA Rural Development Office was signed on September 24 of last year in order to fund the proposed proje ..... 
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Government this week

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Government

•Monday, Jan. 21, Preston City Council, Council Chamber, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Jan. 21, Kingsland School Board, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Jan. 21, Rushford-Peterson School Board, Rushford Computer Room, 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 22, Fillmore Coun ..... 
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Fillmore County Zoning Office

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Government

Fillmore County, designated Responsible Government Unit (RGU), hereby affirms the availability of the following Environment Assessment Worksheet (EAW). Project Title: Rein Quarry Expansion, Highland, MN Description: Reilly Construction Co., INC ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation announces $100,000 in grants available

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Government

As part of its effort to invest in economic growth within the region, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is offering $100,000 in Incentive Grants to 501(c) nonprofit organizations or units/agencies of local, state or federal government. ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2013

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was mostly routine business at the Spring Valley City Council meeting Monday night. There were the usual approval of new year items. The city had recently asked for bids on materials to build a bridge for the trails over the creek by the ambul ..... 
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