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Downtown parking an issue for Lanesboro


Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Parking in the downtown area has been a problem in Lanesboro for a long time. During the summer months when tourist season is in full swing, many people park downtown and head out on the trail for the day. The bass pond parking lot is a good place for visitors to park when they plan on walking around town or biking on the trail all day, but sometimes patrons of local businesses have a hard time finding a place to park.

David and Lori Bakke asked the city council about designating three spots in front of their building ten-minute parking. Kim Berekvam, owner of Gil B’s Pizza and Sandwich Shop, also though it was a good idea. She said 75 percent of her business is take-out orders, and a ten-minute spot would be perfect for those who are only parked long enough to run inside to get their food.

“People double park,” she said. “Sometimes people park in the back and come in the back door.”

The question of diagonal parking was brought up, which would allow for more parking spaces, but would take up more room in the street. Council member Autumn Johnson also asked about parking meters. City Attorney Tom Manion said there was a cost issue, as they were very expensive.

“Is the real issue here enforcement?” asked City Administrator David Todd.

Berekvam felt that most people are pretty honest, and they would be able to see out the front window if people were parking there for more than ten minutes.

Todd suggested forming a sub-committee to look at the whole issue and come up with some ideas and suggestions. Johnson said she would be on it, as well as Dee Slinde, the Chamber of Commerce Director. They will be looking for a few more members.

Ice cream bicycle

Jim Watson approached the council about an idea he has for a side business. He would like to sell novelty pre-packaged ice cream, either with a push cart or a customized bicycle with a freezer on it. The bicycle would be based in the downtown area. He had been told he would need a peddler’s permit.

Watson said a friend of his daughter’s lives in Minneapolis and makes custom bicycles. He wants to have something that “looks cool”, something unique and interesting, a positive thing for Lanesboro.

City Attorney Tom Manion said there could be zoning issues as far as using the public right-of-way. He compared it to Rochester’s sweet corn vendors. He put .....
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Dale Overland

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Dale Overland Dale Overland, 88, a longtime member of the Lanesboro community, passed away January 31, 2015 at Park View Home in Woodville, Wisc. Dale was born August 5, 1926 in Lanesboro to Melvin and Ida (Johnson) Overland. When he was five ..... 
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Roy A. Musselman

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Roy Musselman, age 69, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home in Missoula Mont. He was born on July 29, 1945. As a young boy, Roy lived with his family in Glenwood Minn., until the family moved to Lanesboro in 1962. He graduated fr ..... 
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Historic Lanesboro building has new owners

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro All

A change is coming to the main street of Lanesboro, Minn. and it is an exciting change. On December 15, 2014, Paul and Louanne Hamann purchased the building which has housed the Parkway Pub for many years. The building, located at 109 Parkway ..... 
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School is in for adults looking to build their River Roots Skills

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Progress Edition

The Board of Directors of Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, a private non-profit center seven miles north of Lanesboro, began planning for a series of adult education classes a few years ago, modeling the structure after those of the Nort ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears about Tex-Mex trip

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Dave Rodgers and three high school students, Cassie Rued, Leah Ruen, and Alyssa Gathje, were at the Lanesboro School Board meeting to talk about the recent Tex-Mex trip. Dave Rodgers was a chaperone on the last trip two years ago. This time he was ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Body image and the media

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

The media is often blamed for influencing the way that individuals feel about their body image. Many people of society have expressed concern with the way that the media presents its advertisements, photos, and overall appearance. The individuals ..... 
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Lanesboro seeks to build community foundation, hosting informational meeting

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

LuAnn Wilcox, who works at Idle Time Recreation Services, moved to the Lanesboro area about a year ago. She soon noticed that nearby communities such as Harmony, Preston, and Rushford had community foundations to help provide funding for local proj ..... 
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Poet Michael Lee in Lanesboro for residency; Public event on Sunday, January 18, 4 p.m.

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

From Minneapolis, poet Michael Lee is in Lanesboro as Artist in Residence as Lanesboro Arts’ 40th residency artist since the program was begun in 2001. While in Lanesboro January 5-19, 2015, Michael will be working on writing and editing for his f ..... 
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