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Lanesboro looks at employee health insurance


Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

At the regular city council meeting on October 8, City Administrator David Todd spoke to the council about the Affordable Care Act and city employee health insurance. According to Todd, the city has three choices. They can do nothing at all, since there are fewer than 50 full-time employees and there is no obligation to provide insurance. They could get a high-deductible group policy, which would be very costly, or they could give employees a benefit stipend to offset the costs of purchasing health care elsewhere.

The benefit stipend will be taxable, instead of being taken before taxes, and will be considered part of the wages.

“I see it as an opportunity to continue to provide to employees,” said Todd. “I don’t think it would be good to take anything away from them.”

The subject will be discussed further when more details are known.

Historic Preservation

District expansion

Tom Zahn, a historic preservation consultant with Thomas R. Zahn and Associates, sent an email with his suggestions for expanding the historic preservation district in Lanesboro.

He commended Lanesboro on the great job hosting the Statewide Preservation Conference, which was a very successful event. He also walked through the town with Denis Gardner, SHPO’s (State Historic Preservation Office) NR specialist. They toured Coffee Street East and West, as well as Parkway North from Coffee to Ashburn. They looked at several buildings in that area, looking for architectural integrity and features that would make the buildings good candidates for the expanded district.

Zahn presented a map with locations that he felt were eligible for the expansion. The additions that he noted included the Elite Theatre, M.V. Bean Harness, and C.C. Scanlon Clothing buildings, as well as the Lanesboro Co-op Creamery and DeVilliers Confectionary buildings.

Fire Department

Robbie Wagner spoke to the council about purchasing a new air bag system used for rescue. He explained the new ones are a low-pressure round ball style, and are much more secure. The estimated cost is $19,995.

The air bags are used for lifting vehicles, as well as other structures, off people during a rescue. The ones they are using now are very outdated. The subject was tabled for now.

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‘Body Parts’ theme for “Over the Back Fence” community variety show

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Body Parts’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., with poems, songs and skits about hair, eyes, faces, and more perfo ..... 
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3rd annual Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

Friday, October 11 5-9p.m. - $15.00 Saturday, October 12 FREE 10-4p.m. Sunday, October 13 FREE 10-4p.m. Brochure, Tickets & Info at: www.fiberfarmtour.co ..... 
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Lanesboro All Hallow’s Eve Masquerade Ball Drag Show Fundraiser!

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Join us at All Hallow’s Eve Masquerade Ball while the Rochester Girls perform an “Exquisite Drag Review” once again in Lanesboro, Minn.! This year’s event will be held October 26, 2013 at the Lanesboro Community Center. Doors will open at 6: ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves preliminary levy

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton During their regular meeting on September 19, the Lanesboro School Board members approved the preliminary 2013 payable 2014 tax levy at the maximum amount. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the total levy is $336,776.08, but they a ..... 
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In peace, with honor

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Jason Sethre The story of the sword continued on Saturday, September 21, 2013, coincidentally also recognized as the International Day of Peace by the United Nations. Orval Amdahl, along with his wife Marie, traveled from their home in rural L ..... 
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Lanesboro Local to celebrate completion of new marketplace

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – A new gallery level has just been completed at the Lanesboro Local Marketplace, now filled with an exciting collection of local arts, crafts and books. Known as one of the most distinctive shops in the region featuring locally m ..... 
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Robert Duane Olson

Wed, Sep 25th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Robert Duane Olson, 73, of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at his home of natural causes. Robert was born June 20, 1940, in Lanesboro, to Oscar and Lillian (Peterson) Olson. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1958. On Sept. 22, 19 ..... 
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Marjorie Darnella Ivey-Olson

Wed, Sep 25th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Marjorie Darnella Ivey-Olson, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center Apartments in Chatfield of cancer. Marjorie Darnella Ivey was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Ivan, Fla., to Henry and Daisy Ivey. She attended school th ..... 
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