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Canton forgives over-run charges


Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

A resolution to forgive water/sewer over-run charges was approved at the March 11 meeting of the Canton City Council. There will be no charge for water/sewer over-run for the months of January, February and March due to extreme cold weather. Town Engineer Jon Nordsving reported that there have been no frozen water lines or mains in Canton.

Canton Day Off

Councilor Cindy Shanks provided an update on the plans for this year’s Canton Day Off celebration in August. The schedule of events is coming together and is available online at www.cantondayoff.com. T-shirts will also be available online. The city is seeking food vendors for the occasion. If interested, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (507) 743-5000 for more information.

The idea of Adopt-a-Planter was suggested for Canton Day Off. There are nine city planters that could be adopted, with responsibilities including planting, watering, decorating and maintaining the planter through the Canton Day Off weekend. The council also discussed the possibility of making it a contest and would like to find out if there is any interest. Contact Lolly at the City Clerk’s Office if you are interested in adopting a planter. Planters will be adopted on a first come, first served basis.

Other business

Upon review of the EPA rules for back-up generators it was determined that Canton does not have any compliance requirements to meet, only testing and maintenance. A motion to “Opt-In” to the Tri-County Electric Peak Alert program was approved.

The contract with Municipal Pipe Tool Company for testing and maintenance of the sewer lines was renewed for five years.

A contribution of $100 to the Mabel-Canton Post Prom was approved.

Construction will begin again on the old liquor store building as soon as the weather improves.

The next regular meeting of the Canton City Council is on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

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Mabel-Canton’s Sumdog Math Competition participants win meet

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney and Mark Weidemann. Principal Jeff Nolte was also absent. The minutes from the January 21, 2014 board meeting were reviewed a ..... 
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Canton plans for big “Day Off”

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

Every five years Canton’s “Day Off” explodes into a three day celebration that consumes the entire town. “It’s going to be big,” said Acting Mayor Cindy Shanks at the February 12 Canton City Council meeting as she went over the plans alr ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Macey Mae Richardson

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Bill and Carla Richardson of Canton, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Macey Mae. She was born on January 10, 2014. Macey weighed 8 lbs. 11.8 oz. and was 21 inches long. Waylon and Cayson welcome home their baby sister. Gran ..... 
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Leona M. Stortz

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Leona M. Stortz, age 84, of Canton, Minn., died Sunday, February, 2, 2014 at the Shorewood Commons Assisted Living in Rochester, Minn. Leona was born February 26, 1929 on the family farm in rural Lime Springs, Iowa to George and Celia (Kuhn) Frana ..... 
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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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Mabel-Canton School Board expresses thanks to many

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on December 17, 2013 immediately following the Truth in Taxation meeting. All members were present. The minutes from the November 19, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to than ..... 
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Jeff Ryan voted onto Mabel-Canton School Board

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The minutes from the October 15, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to congratulate Belle Sand on being named to the All-State Volleyball Team for 2013. It was also noted that the Veterans Day Program held at Mabel-Can ..... 
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Mabel-Canton School Board’s Dave Swenson resigns

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board accepted Dave Swenson’s resignation and thanked him for his 11 years of service as school board director. Swenson thanked the board for the ..... 
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