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Problem solved but problem remains for City of Wykoff


Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Progress Edition

In an interesting turn of events, it was decided that Steve Bushman would provide consultation during the construction of the waste treatment plant for the City of Wykoff. Previously, Bushman had visited with the council and offered his services in December. The council was given a compensation plan to be reviewed at that time. Since then, the company Wykoff has hired, WHKS, to construct the new plant offered Bushman a job doing the very same thing. The good news is Wykoff will now have a consultant for little or no extra cost. There is a possibility that Bushman would be able to continue to consult after the project is finished.

While the stars aligned for the city to solve one problem, one still remains. Wykoff is still in need of a city maintenance employee with a class B license. Al Williams has long been the city’s maintenance worker and announced his retirement last November but has not been able to follow through with his retirement because the city is unable to find a replacement. In light of this, the council voted to restore Williams’ pay, up to $20/hour, until a replacement can be found.

Construction bids for the new waste treatment center will be opened on Thursday, February 27th at 3pm. If interested, bids can be brought to City Hall.

The council also passed 2014 town designations as follows: Security State Bank will be the official depository, Councilman Comstock is authorized to sign checks if Mayor Hare is absent. City Clerk Davis is authorized to make deposits and withdrawals concerning city accounts. Thomas Manion, Jr. was designated the official city attorney for Wykoff and The Fillmore County Journal was designated the official newspaper of the city.

Committee appointments were also designated at the January council meeting. Councilman Vreeman will handle streets, sewer/water as well as parks and recreation. Councilman Grabau will help oversee snow removal/sanding, streets and assist with parks and recreation. Councilman Comstock will advise with sewer/water and snow removal/sanding. Councilwoman Larson was assigned to community education and pest/weed control complaints. Larson, along with Mayor Hare, will also represent the Joint Trails Committee.

Preston business community anticipates veterans cemetery

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Progress Edition

After almost five years of planning, conversations, meetings, and congressional bill development and promotion, the community of Preston, Minn. is full of anticipation for the state veterans cemetery that will be fully developed in 2015. A veterans c ..... 
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Arts Campus Initiative takes root in Lanesboro

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Progress Edition

Lanesboro’s trails, access to the Root River, and small town charm has made it a popular tourist destination throughout the years. Named one of the “100 Best Small Art Towns in America” and one of the “Top Twelve Small-Town Art Places in the ..... 
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Canton makes progress of previous liquor store building

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Canton Progress Edition

In 2013 the City of Canton made a decision to retain ownership of the city’s municipal liquor store with plans to close the business and use the building for other purposes. The city’s plan was to liquidate the remaining inventory and renovate th ..... 
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Congress still isn’t being responsible

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Progress Edition

Congress is winding down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It’s a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year. The pro ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Progress Edition

In the article “True Value to reopen in Spring Valley” in the January 28 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, it was incorrectly stated there were no other hardware stores in Spring Valley. Valley Farm and Home also sells hardware. Also, the ..... 
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Buster's Country Meats and Catering has new owner

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in All Progress Edition

Cody Koebke started working at Buster's Country Meats outside of Spring Valley when he was in high school. He grew up in Spring Valley and graduated from Kingsland High School.

Koebke knew he wanted to own his own business, but he wasn't ex ..... 
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Mabel working on new community center

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in All Progress Edition

Jim Westby was the Mayor of Mabel for several years. Over the last few years, there has been a lot of controversy in town over the construction of a brand new Community Center. After Westby lost the last election, the council and the Mabel Economic ..... 
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Trailside Campground debuts in Rushford Village

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in Progress Edition

Rushford Village is one step and a few months closer to getting a hold of more of those often elusive tourism dollars. Newly developed Trailside Campground will make its debut along the Root River Trail this spring, as seasonal tourists begin pourin ..... 
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