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Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk Engineering addresses Ostrander City Council


Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Much like some of their neighboring towns, Ostrander is looking to update their water and sewer systems. On Monday, April 1, Brian Malm of Bolton & Menk Engineering Company addressed the council and presented them with two documents needed to move forward with requested grants monies.

The city is looking to replace the water mains and towers that are each over 50 years old and out of service life, as well as update the sewer. The projected cost for the entire project is estimated to be $5.5-6 million and the project would likely break ground in 2015. Malm informed the council they were eligible to apply for up to $2.5 million in grants from Rural Development. He did, however, stress that $2.5 million was a preliminary and estimated number.

A bill rate study will be conducted to determine how to cover the cost of the rest of the project. Like most communities, Ostrander may have to raise the cost of services to residents.

Fillmore County will also be updating the main street of Ostrander this year, as it is part of their County Road 1 project. The county will fund up to $1.5 million for the project.

Public Works Director, Jimmie Dean, reported great news that was well received by the council. The city had been awarded a FEMA grant of $16,451.10 to cover repairs to the City Hall. The hall had been damaged previously by spring thaw and rains, causing flood damage in the lower level and externally. The repairs are now finished and city can sigh with relief since the grant was approved.

Laurie Christopherson

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Laurie Christopherson, age 56, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville, Minn. Laurie Rollie was born October 20, 1957 in Zumbrota, Minn. to Larry and Evelyn (Schultz) Rollie. She ..... 
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Walter Eugene Rendahl

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Walter Eugene Rendahl, age 95, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Walt was born to Louis and Carrie (Amdahl) Rendahl on Decemeber 17, 1918 on the family farm near Ostrander. He attended Sample ..... 
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Siskow Deli and more in Ostrander

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Progress Edition

The city of Ostrander, Minn. is fortunate to have a new business in town. The business, owned by Amanda Siskow, opened on December 2, 2013 and has been the newest “hot spot” in town. The new combination business is called Siskow Deli and Blown ..... 
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Ostrander City Council determines liquor license expirations

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

As liquor licenses expired for businesses in Ostrander on November 30, questions were raised about the exact time an establishment must have a new license in place by. The issued licenses themselves are unclear, giving only a date and not a time. Of ..... 
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Philip Wane Holt

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Philip Wane Holt 51, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away August 21, 2013 at home following a lengthy cancer battle. Philip was born December 15, 1961 in Rochester Minn. He attended high school in both Alabama and Minnesota, later obtaining his GED i ..... 
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City of Ostrander Will Regulate City Brush Dump With New Hours of Operation

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

The Ostrander City Council approved regulated hours for use of their city’s brush dump at their Tuesday, August 6 meeting. Public Works Director, Jimmie Dean, had expressed concern over outside residents dumping garbage and non-burnable items. Th ..... 
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Edwin P. Fought Jr.

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Edwin P. Fought Jr. Edwin P. Fought, Jr. 60, of Le Roy, Minn., passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Adams Health Care Center. He passed away peacefully after a year long battle with cancer. Ed was born in Racine, Wis. on December 5, 1952 to J ..... 
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Betty Bernard

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Betty Bernard Betty Bernard died Friday, June 28 at the Ostrander Care Center after a lengthy bout with congestive heart failure. She was born Betty Lou Durfey to Phineas and Lillian Durfey in Merrill, Iowa on September 7, 1925. The family moved t ..... 
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