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Lanesboro City Council hears from local frac mining group


Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Several people showed up at the Lanesboro City Council meeting on August 6, 2012, to express concerns about the frac mines potentially coming to the area. Andrew Batstone spoke for the group, saying their biggest concern is the large number of trucks that could be going through town every day, doing damage to the roads, causing a safety hazard, and affecting the town in a negative way.

The group asked to have the city pass a resolution asking the county do a study on the potential impact on the economy of Lanesboro, as well as the surrounding communities.

“If an ordinance goes into effect, they could build things into it restricting where they can go,” said Batstone. “The question is, where do you route those trucks?”

The potential damage of 200-300 trucks a day driving through the town, five to six days a week for several years is unknown, but there are many who feel it could destroy the downtown area and have a very negative impact on tourism, something the city has worked hard on for many years.

Mayor Steve Rahn also mentioned the people who are fighting overseas because of America’s need for oil. Batstone said they are not speaking out against the mining, they would just like it to be done without killing the downtown community.

Frank Wright said the Chamber’s main concern is how many trucks an hour is acceptable? “There is a limit, no matter if you live on a road in the country, or in town, how many trucks a day you can put up with,” said Wright. “It has to do with quality of life, and it has to do with safety. If there are no limits, it could be clustered, and it could have a huge impact.”

Robbie Brokken, who works for the Lanesboro Art Center, said it should be looked at on an emotional level as well, since people have worked so hard for so long to make Lanesboro what it is. “People have moved here because they want to live in this beautiful place,” she said. “If we allow this amount of trucks to go through and destroy the landscape, why keep trying?”

Bryce Dawson commented on the noise pollution of so many trucks going through town every day, and that the noise affects the buildings in town as well. Beth Hennesey said she moved to Lanesboro eight years ago, and she never would have moved here if she had known a frac mine would be nearby. Her home is within hearing and site of the frac mine, and she thinks the community .....
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Sheriff Department promotions

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in All Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen recommended Anthony Webber to be his Chief Deputy at the county board’s August 7 meeting. Webber will be replacing the retiring Thomas Kycek as of September 1. Webber has been with the county since 1990 and Lieutenant since 2 ..... 
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Lanesboro hears from local frac mining group

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Several people showed up at the Lanesboro City Council meeting on August 6, 2012, to express concerns about the frac mines potentially coming to the area. Andrew Batstone spoke for the group, saying their biggest concern is the large number of truck ..... 
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BBB Advice on Choosing an Estate Sale Business

Thu, Aug 9th, 2012
Posted in All Government

Burnsville, MN – August 9, 2012 – An estate sale is often held when a person is looking to liquidate and sell personal items within a home. Estate sales can take place during stressful or emotional situations such as a divorce, the death of a fam ..... 
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Government this week

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in All Government

• Monday, Aug. 6, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 6, Preston City Council, Preston Council Chamber, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 6, Whalan City Council, Whalan City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 7, Ostra ..... 
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Rushford comes to terms with city hall financing

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

Two weeks ago, after much back and forth debate, the city began to move forward seeking bids for the city hall project. At that time, City Administrator Steve Sarvi had stressed the importance of the council being in some accord over where funding f ..... 
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Public Health issues discussed

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in All Government

Brenda Pohlman, health educator, informed the county board at their July 24 meeting about a site located at 11048 Hwy 52, Mabel, that was identified this past February as a possible clandestine drug lab. She said the owner was unwilling to accept re ..... 
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2012 Public Works projects and purchases

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner David Morrill, McGhie and Betts, reported to the Chatfield City Council at their July 23 meeting that they had received six bids for the 2012 Water Distribution Improvements. The low bid was from Zenke, Inc. of La Crescent with a ..... 
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Government this week

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in All Government

• Wednesday, August 1, Canton City Council, Canton City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Thursday, August 2, Fountain City Council, Fountain City Office, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, August 6, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, Augus ..... 
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