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Fillmore County District Court - 2.16.15


Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Government

On February 3, 2015, Shane Robert Skree, 24, of Caledonia, Minnesota, appeared before Fillmore County Judicial Officer Matthew J. Opat. Skree is charged with DUI and DWI – Operate a Motor Vehicle – Alcohol Concentration .08 Within 2 Hours, both felonies, each carrying a maximum criminal penalty of 7 years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both. On or about 1/31/2015, within the city of Rushford, the defendant allegedly drove, operated, or was in physical control of a motor vehicle, and the defendant allegedly drove, operated, or was in physical control of a motor vehicle while having a alcohol concentration at the time, or as measured within two hours of the time of driving, operating, or being in control, of .08 or more. Said violations occurred within ten years of the first of three or more qualified impaired driving incidents, to wit; Skree has a prior DWI/DUI conviction out of Houston County for which he was sentenced 8/14/2008, a prior DWI/DUI conviction out of Goodhue County for which he was sentenced 4/19/2012, and a prior DWI/DUI conviction out of La Crosse County for which he was convicted 11/18/2013.

Whalan City Council talks Fire Department funding, siren repair

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

The Whalan City Council’s monthly meeting on February 9, 2015, focused on brief discussions concerning the Lanesboro Rural Fire Department funding changes, the status of the town’s siren repairs, and other needed maintenance projects. A meet ..... 
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Peterson sees wastewater plant conclusion; runs into city hall issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The city of Peterson will finally see resolution to long-standing problems at the wastewater treatment plant. Councilor Dick Lee has been meeting with representatives from engineering and planning firm WHKS & Co. and Wieser Brothers General Contra ..... 
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Rushford sees potential bond opportunity

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The Monday, February 9 city meeting was short, at just 43 minutes, but wasn’t lacking in discussion as the council hit on several opportunities for the city, including a bond refinancing of impressive proportions. The opportunity to refinance a ..... 
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Fillmore County native Chelsie Keys hired to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee majority staff

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Government

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced additional staff selections. “I am proud to add people with experience in farming, ranching and agricult ..... 
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Snow removal concerns in Harmony

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

At the February 10 council meeting, Council member Kyle Morem brought up the issue of snow removal in Harmony. He stated it has been the biggest complaint he has heard in town. “What can we do to fix that?” he asked. He and other council me ..... 
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Mabel Fire Department to purchase new tanker truck

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on February 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. Visitors at the meeting were Brian Erickson, Steve Geving, and Joe Graves from the Mabel Fire Department, and Mark Davy from Davy Engineering. The Mab ..... 
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Fountain Council approves hire of consultant for WWTP

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council heard from resident Paul Little as the first order of business during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the city hall. Little explained that as of August he will no longer be representing Foun ..... 
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Canton seeks Green Community Grant

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

The City of Canton will be applying for the Rockwell-Collins Green Community Grant, which provides up to $2,500 for a community project that is green and environmentally friendly. An estimate for the proposed project was reviewed at the regular m ..... 
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