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St. Mane Theatre Undergoes Air Quality Test for Renovation


Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Between January 21 and February 6, 2013, a complete facility assessment and air quality test was conducted at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, in preparation for its renovation to begin in December 2013. Lanesboro Arts Center is currently raising funds for the renovation of the St. Mane Theatre as one component of the Lanesboro Arts Campus capital campaign. The team of professionals who conducted the testing included lead architect AWH Architects of Minneapolis, building conditions analyst BVH Architects, mechanical/electrical engineers MEP Associates, and air quality consultant Terracon. Collectively, the team brought a vast array of experience and aptitude to the project.

Overall Findings: The team affirmed that the building is currently safe for occupancy, though concluded improvements should be made to increase its efficiency, egress, life safety, and accessibility to bring the building up to contemporary building and code standards. As the planning progresses for the improvements, existing conditions such as the lobby and the lower level restrooms, currently acceptable under the Minnesota Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, will be considered for improvements. In addition, the largely unused second floor of the St. Mane will be addressed when it is renovated into an Artist Residency studio/living space. The team also concluded that plans for renovation should include a more robust fire and life safety systems including emergency lighting and whole building fire alarm and suppression system. As is very common for this vintage building, the roof lacks sufficient insulation which will be improved to prevent energy loss and vastly increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems. The building for the most part has recent improvements to the electrical and mechanical systems and they are within their serviceable life, but plans include reviewing and analyzing the systems to improve efficiency and ventilation which will markedly increase the overall life cycle costs of operation and comfort.

Air quality: For the air quality and mold assessment, Terracon’s Senior Project Industrial Hygienist Todd Lewis performed a series of tests including visual inspection, moisture content sampling, mold spore traps, and detection of carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. Moisture content and bioaerosol samples did not indicate the presence of mold, with expert .....
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Friends cut down 200-year-old tree in Lanesboro

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Home & Garden

By Jade Sexton The huge white oak tree fell over during a storm last summer in the backyard of Dona Conway. The fallen tree took up much of the backyard, and it remained there most of the summer until a group of Amish cut it up and hauled the brush ..... 
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5th Annual Rhubarb Run will award homemade rhubarb pies to all winners

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Rhubarb Run 5K and 1-Miler celebrate the funniest vegetable in all of Minnesota. Saturday, June 1 the race activities will be staged one block west of downtown Lanesboro, off County Road 8. Check-in and same-day registration start at 8:00 a.m. under ..... 
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Mock Crash has an impact on Lanesboro students

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Mitchell Walbridge “Mothers and daughters have a very special bond. From the moment Sydney was born, she was a true light in my life. Every day was a wonderful day because Sydney was a part of it… Sydney had dreams of becoming a wife and mot ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about senior class trip

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School seniors Michael Holst and Kirsten Ruen attended the school board meeting on May 13 and talked about the recent senior class trip to Washington, D.C. The seniors were gone from April 3-11. “It was amazing, ..... 
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Peterson awarded scholarship at SDSU

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Katlyn Peterson of Lanesboro, Minn. was awarded the Matthew and Colleen Vukovich Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at South Dakota State University. Peterson is a exercise science major at SDSU, where she is active in ..... 
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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Lanesboro hires new City Administrator

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council approved offering the job of City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer to David Todd at their regular meeting on May 6. Todd had been interviewed along with three other candidates last month. After some discussion, it was agre ..... 
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Rhubarb Festival serves up tart entertainment

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the ninth annual Rhubarb Festival promises loads of fun and free entertainment for the whole family. Starting at 10am, running until 3pm in Lanesboro’s Sylvan Park, the festival celebrates the funniest vegetable in all o ..... 
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