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Springer & Gumbel P.A. hired on as City of Ostrander’s attorneys


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

Scott Springer, of Springer & Gumbel P.A., addressed the Ostrander City Council at the June meeting and explained the services and experience offered by his law firm. Springer & Gumbel have offices in Preston, Spring Valley and Chatfield. The firm also works for the cities of Spring Valley, Rushford, Lewiston and Chatfield.

Since the city’s previous attorney, Kelly Wagner, left the Baulder Law Office the council was considering a new attorney. One that had an office close by and would be easily accessible if needed. Mayor Pat Nessler asked Springer about their availability; wanting to know if nights, weekends or last minute things were an issue. Springer responded saying they have three attorneys and are available to clients 24/7. Officer Tom Mosher said sometimes assistance was needed right away and it is important that calls and emails be returned. Springer acknowledged that no one is perfect but they do their best to take care of needs immediately.

The proposed hourly rate given to the council is $125/hour for attorney fees. Councilman Start made a motion to hire Springer & Gumbel P.A. and Councilwoman Kunert seconded. The motion carried and the firm was hired as the new city attorneys.

A date was decided for the public informational meeting concerning the new treatment center. June 24 was chosen and a notification will be published in the city’s newspaper, the Fillmore County Journal, when the details are in place.

Ann Keim, of First LeRoy Agency, was also on hand with the proposed renewal of the city’s insurance policy. The only change occurring was the conversion of one fire truck to a regular truck. The motion carried to accept the new policy.

The Wolf’s Den was given a permit for an outdoor band to be used on June 21st. Royal and Lynn Dempewolf were on hand to update the council with a list of events that would be taking place on the 21st to benefit the city’s park fund.

There was concern raised by a citizen of Ostrander about ‘proposed’ fees to use the city’s amenities such as the ball field and the volleyball court. His opinion was this was for city use and there should not be a charge. The council agreed and was not sure where this talk had come from as they had not proposed to do so. Public Works Director, Jimmie Dean, spoke up and explained that he had suggested it in conversations as a free will donation to help cover the costs of mainten .....
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In response to Greg Davids’ commentary ...

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I believe Greg Davids’ recent commentary needs clarification and context. The Affordable Care Act means that 12 million more non-elderly people will have health insurance in 2014 than if the ACA had not been enacted according to t ..... 
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Engagement - Drinkall ~ Welter

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Social Scenes

Jacole Drinkall and Jason Welter are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jacole is the daughter of Delvin and Lucy Drinkall of Ostrander, Minn. She is a Winona State graduate in Business Management and Administration. She c ..... 
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Engagement: Drinkall ~ Welter

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Social Scenes

Jacole Drinkall and Jason Welter are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jacole is the daughter of Delvin and Lucy Drinkall of Ostrander, Minn. She is a Winona State graduate in Business Management and Administration. She ..... 
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Ostrander City Council organizes community meeting

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Government

When the Ostrander City Council heard from Brian Malm, of Bolton & Menk, in regards to the new sewer and water treatment center there was a lot to take in. So much that Deputy Mayor Pam Kunert suggested Bolton & Menk representatives visit with commun ..... 
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Area businesses work together to bring local options at Fillmore County Wedding Show

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Features

Small business owner, Trisha Christoperson, is full of vision. She started her business, Sweetie Cakes, out of her home with the idea of bringing a local option of baked delights to southeast Minnesota communities. Featuring only made from scratch t ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

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

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Area resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Features

Congratulations to Dylan Himle of Ostrander, Minn. Himle won $20,000 by playing the Lottery’s $200,000 Bonus Jackpot scratch game. Himle claimed the prize on April 7, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 640 N. Broadway St. in Sprin ..... 
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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 f ..... 
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