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Low interest loan for well replacement


Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden



The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is planning on pursuing funding to initiate a revolving low interest loan fund for well replacement in Fillmore County. The fund will operate similar to the revolving loan fund that was established for septic system upgrades. The interest rate will likely be two to four percent, and the loan duration 10 years. To prepare for the next Clean Water Fund (CWF) funding cycle and improve the chances of getting funded, the SWCD is seeking interested well owners. The SWCD has established the following funding criteria to prioritize fixes:

1. Contamination (Nitrate > 10 ppm, bacteria present)

2. Multi-aquifer well

3. Flooding (or in the 100 yr. floodplain)

4. Pre-code (well drilled prior to 1974)

If you would be interested in a low interest loan for drilling a new well, and meet one or more of the previously mentioned criteria, please contact Joe Magee at 507-765-3878 ext. 109 or joe.magee@fillmoreswcd.org. The SWCD will submit a list of interested well owners with its grant application in the summer/fall of 2010. It should be noted that there may be some up front costs for determining eligibility (i.e. - paying a well contractor to determine if you have a multi-aquifer well). Any up front costs can probably be rolled into the loan if the SWCD receives funding. Contact Joe Magee at the Fillmore SWCD with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Recycling 101

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Batteries...... each of us owns several electronic devices that require batteries. Three billion, yes BILLION, batteries are sold each year in the United States. That is somewhere between thirty and forty per family. We all know that sooner or later ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

I would assume that nearly every home in Fillmore County has at least one container of medicine that is no longer wanted, needed, or has reached its date of expiration. How do you safely dispose of these excess tablets, liquids, and capsules? I am a ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Congratulations, people of Fillmore County. Thanks to hundreds of you, the Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection was a great success. If you were one of the participants that waited in line to drop off your "donations," you know there were a l ..... 
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2010 American Society of Landscape Architects-Minnesota Chapter Design Awards

Tue, May 11th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

(ASLA-MN) congratulates the following 20010 design award recipients.

Awards were presented at the awards banquet on April 23, 2010 at

International Market Square. ASLA- Indiana Chapter acted as the jury

for the awards. For more i ..... 
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Rushford Garage Sale

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Because of the success of our first sale, we are pleased to announce a second fundraiser garage sale in Rushford on the city wide garage sale weekend. 100 percemt of the garage sale proceeds go to the Eagles Cancer Telethon.

Our sale will be ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Do you have some hazardous waste hiding somewhere in your house? Almost every home in Fillmore County does. Well, here is your chance to dispose of most of it, free of charge. The Fillmore County Resource Recovery Center in Preston will be accepting ..... 
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Seed Savers hosts Bird & Wildflower Walks

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Seed Savers Exchange will offer "Bird and Wildflower Walks" -- along with a scrumptious Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning, May 1, at Heritage Farm.

Come celebrate spring as you take in nature's finest. The fun begins at 8 a.m. with the f ..... 
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Area fifth graders to plant trees for POET Tree effort

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

On Arbor Day, Friday, April 30, at 8:30 a.m., area fifth graders will plant trees at POET Biorefining in Preston, MN, and take seedlings for planting at home. The effort is part of POET's corporate-wide Arbor Day initiative.

Trees are nature ..... 
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