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Lanesboro School Board hears update on Lanesboro Arts Campus


By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro Arts Campus project. Photo submitted

The Lanesboro School Board met on Tuesday, May 13 for a regular monthly meeting. All members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs and Courtney Bergey from the Lanesboro Arts Center also present.

Bergey addressed the school board on the overview and goals of the Lanesboro Arts Campus. The overall goal is to invest $1.1 million dollars in the community to make it a more attractive place to live, operate a business, and raise a family.

So far, the leaders of the Lanesboro Arts Campus initiative have identified a few projects that they would like to pursue. One idea includes enhancing the bass pond parking lot by improving the green space with trees and directional signage for the town. Another project would be to update the historic walking bridge green space by highlighting pedestrian walking paths that connect the parking lot and downtown. This area will be developed into a community gathering space/respite area with seating and natural plants.

The downtown area has also been looked at for improvements. Recent renovations of the St. Mane Theatre to improve functionality and accessibility is one of the downtown projects recently completed.

Bergey reported that all of the projects are on track to be completed by fall of 2014, but the Lanesboro Arts Campus was seeking the school district’s informal endorsement for their projects. Board member Dave Lawstuen asked where funding for the projects comes from. Bergey said that to date, the majority of the $800,000 collected has come from grants with some dollars coming from local support.

The board liked the Art Campus efforts and looks forward to possible collaboration with the school’s greenhouse, FFA and industrial tech programs.

Injury Prevention Policy

The district’s insurance company requested that the board make some minor changes to the district’s injury prevention policy. Superintendent Boggs said that coaching injuries have occured in the past and that the expenses that come with these can add up. A concern with this policy is also when teachers participate in activities such as teacher versus student athletic games or staff participation in things like the FFA Ag Olympics. The board wondered if these count as risk liabilities.

While these activities are fun, they do pose risk. Boggs said that the insurance provider and the Minnesota School Board Association do .....
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Lanesboro School Board hears update on Lanesboro Arts Campus

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro School Board met on Tuesday, May 13 for a regular monthly meeting. All members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs and Courtney Bergey from the Lanesboro Arts Center also present. Bergey addressed the s ..... 
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Lanesboro still searching for funding for dam

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The City of Lanesboro has been seeking funding to repair the damage to the dam since flooding caused damage in 2008. The cost of the project has only increased over the years with regulations requiring the repairs be made with historically accurate m ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering is May 15-18, 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The 16th Annual Bluff Country Gathering is delighting us again with traditional American music and dance in Lanesboro, Minn. from May 15-18, 2014. One can learn the tradition through workshops (only a few spots left), revel in the musical talent thro ..... 
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Eagle Cliff Campground to host first-time blood drive over Memorial Day weekend - Red Cross cooling towels and special T-shirts offered to all presenting donors

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Eagle Cliff Campground is partnering with the American Red Cross to kick off the Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign by reminding eligible donors that their support is needed. On May 24 and 25, Eagle Cliff will host a blood ..... 
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Artist Adam Manley to come to Lanesboro

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Mixed Media Artist Adam Manley will be Lanesboro Arts Center’s 39th Artist in Residence: May 17-31, 2014, working on a public art project involving place and history and architecture. PUBLIC INVITED to participate on Saturday, M ..... 
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Blood donors give patients the chance to create a lifetime of hope

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With summer right around the corner, the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are needed. “Blood d ..... 
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Ann Paige Simenson

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Ann Paige Simenson, 77, of Chatfield, Minn., died Saturday April 26, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn. Annie was born June 26, 1936 in Decorah, Iowa to Norman and Jennie (Robinson) Indvick. She attended school in ..... 
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Wedding: Wangen ~ Haugerud

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Eleyna Wyant is pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of her parents, Erika Wangen and Jeremy Haugerud. Erika is the daughter of Gene & Barb Wangen of Lanesboro, Minn. and Kerry Creger of Stoddard, Wis. Jeremy is the son of James & Kay Haugerud ..... 
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