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Lanesboro approves financing for water project


Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates spoke to the Lanesboro City Council during their regular meeting on February 4. At the last meeting, the council discussed interim financing for the Water Radium project.

Funding from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) will come in September, but Bubany explained how they can fund the project in the meantime. The MWRA Midi-Loan program would give them up to $1.5 million to use.

Bubany explained some of the benefits of this financing. First of all, there is $10,000-$20,000 less of an issuance cost than an open market bond. There is also a quick turnaround, and the city can take what it needs each month and only pay interest on what they use.

The city cannot pay the loan off before August 1 or there will be a penalty. The council passed the resolution for the interim loan.

Chamber Annual Meeting

The Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting in January. Councilor Ceil Allen said there were two new members elected. She said the Chamber is happy with the direction it took this last year and wants to continue.

On February 20 from 6-8 p.m. there will be an open house at the Commonweal Theater to recognize Julie Kiehne’s years of work for the Chamber. Kiehne has recently left her position.

Repairs needed

Todd explained the repairs needed to the fire system at the community center. He said the city has 60 days to be in compliance of state statutes. The council approved the $700 needed for the testing and repairs.

Also, the city website is in need of some updating. Todd explained some of the software is out of date and not compatible with the programs run by the city. The patch to fix this problem costs $600. The council approved this patch. The Public Utilities Commission will share the cost since some of the software is used for utility billing.

Library

Library board member Keith Ekstrom said there were more than 14,000 visitors to the public library last year, and 23,350 items checked out. This number is a 10 percent increase over the last four years.

Ekstrom added there are six new computers, and they have added a “Norwegian Author” section to the library with books that were donated.

Other business

An application for membership in the EDA (Economic Development Authority) was approved for .....
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Jeffrey Lynn Strom

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Jeffrey Lynn Strom, 59, of Lanesboro, Minn., died Saturday, January 1, 2014. Jeffrey was born on July 20, 1954. He is survived by two brothers, Larry (Wendy), of Onamia, Minn., and Scott (Karla), of Lanesboro; a sister Lisa (Rick) Vincent, of Eyot ..... 
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James Dean “Jermy” Hall

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

James Dean Hall, who was known as Jermy to his friends, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on January 25, 2014. James was born January 23, 1952 in Lanesboro, Minn. After graduating from Lanesboro High School, he moved to Winona, Minn., and late ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre announces new board members

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company is pleased to announce new board members for 2014. At its latest meeting, the Commonweal Theatre Board of Directors accepted the retirement of board members Michael Bigelow Dixon and Dave Harrenste ..... 
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Eats for Equity returns Saturday, February 8 to cook up a local feast

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Growers, artisans and all who appreciate good local food are invited to a special dinner celebration on Saturday, February 8. That’s when Eat for Equity will once again team up with Lanesboro Local to celebrate the local bounty. ..... 
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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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Commonweal Theatre to refinance debt

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

A public hearing was held prior to the Lanesboro City Council meeting on January 6. Councilman Keith Eide was absent. The hearing was in regard to the nonprofit theatre corporation’s request to amend and reissue its commercial development note th ..... 
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Lanesboro mourns the loss of three

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

As the story topped many media outlets’ broadcasts and headlines across southeastern Minnesota for days, those in the community of Lanesboro were hoping for the best, or at least some piece of good news, as law enforcement officials, dive teams, a ..... 
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Jeffery Lynn Strom

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Jeffrey Lynn Strom, 59 died January 1, 2014 at his home in Rohnert, Calif. of natural causes. Jeffrey Strom was born July 20, 1954 in Preston, Minn. Raised in Lanesboro, Minn., he was a 1972 graduate of Lanesboro High. After graduation he move ..... 
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