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Lanesboro Council appoints new public utilities commissioner


Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Jason Resseman presents the Historic Preservation Award to Pat and Karla Shanahan. Photo by Michele Peterson

The Lanesboro City Council met on February 1 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. All council members were present.

The Lanesboro Public Library’s circulation numbers were down slightly throughout the month of January. The numbers have increased overall over the last couple of years, though.

All three of the applicants for the Lanesboro Public Utilities Commissioner position were present to address the council. The first applicant was Don Bell. He passed out copies of a letter he had sent to President Obama to the members of the council. He also sent the letter to other political officials, such as the Minnesota senators and representatives. In the letter, he detailed Lanesboro’s need for funding to repair the dam which has a unique historical significance. The dam was originally built in 1868 and provides hydroelectric power to the city of Lanesboro. It has been classified as being in poor condition by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Bell stated that the dam project is one of the reasons he applied for the commissioner position. He believes that without the dam, there would be no Lanesboro. He also noted that the current wastewater treatment plant is 90-years-old and badly in need of updating. “We need to have a clean picture of energy dependence,” Bell said in his final statement.

Char Brown addressed the council next. She and her husband, Michael Brown, are relatively new residents to Lanesboro, having moved here in April, 2015. Brown is an electrical engineer and has worked for the state of New York in that capacity. She is currently employed at the Mayo Clinic in laboratory services and development with project management responsibilities. She believes that her skill set and resume would be a good match for the commissioner position. “I would like to serve the community I’m so proud to be a part of.” Brown concluded.

The last to speak was John Pieper. Peiper has lived in Lanesboro since 1994 and owns and operates a restaurant. He believes that the business owners in Lanesboro are a big unrepresented part of the community, as they use a large amount of utilities.

Mayor Robin Krom thanked the candidates for attending the meeting and noted that all three were well qualified. After some deliberation, the council appointed Char Brown as Public Utilities Commissioner.

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Clarification

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

In regards to the January 11, 2016 article titled “Lanesboro Council approves first annual Burrr-O-Fest”, Michele Peterson, Lanesboro City Administrator/Clerk says, “With regard to the Burrr-o-fest, we are thinking of tying in this celebratio ..... 
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Lanesboro Council approves first annual Burrr-O-Fest

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on January 4 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. Council member Tom Dybing was absent. Resolutions were passed designating an official depository and newspaper for the city, as well as the fire department offi ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council tables Renewable Energy Zoning Ordinance

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on December 7 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. Thomas Trehus of Spring Grove, Minn. addressed the council. He is running for State Representative for District 28B in 2016. Trehus is a 5th generation resident ..... 
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Clarification

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

In the November 30, 2015 front page article titled “Cheryl Krage named Director of Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce”, it was implied in the headline that Cheryl was taking the position of Director for the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Three ..... 
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Cheryl Krage named Director of Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce

By Beth McManimon

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Cheryl Krage has accepted the position as the new Director for the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce. Though she originally grew up in Milwaukee and spent some time working in Washington DC, she and her husband decided to settle in this area in order t ..... 
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Lanesboro works to resolve Farmer’s Market issue with Amish

Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on November 2 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. The agenda was approved with several changes as well as the minutes from the October meeting. Mayor Robin Krom read the report from the Lanesboro Public Librar ..... 
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING the Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association The annual meeting of the Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association will be held at the Lanesboro Museum on Monday, October 19, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. All members 18 years ..... 
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Search continues for location for Lanesboro ambulance shed

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on October 5 at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting. The minutes from the September meeting were approved with several minor changes. Mayor Robin Krom read the report from the Lanesboro Public Library. It was n ..... 
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