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Peterson gears up for bicycle grant


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

The city of Peterson may be on the fortunate end of a Statewide Health Improvement Program grant through a partnership with Root River Trail Towns. The grant was brought into the forefront by Brenda Pohlman of Fillmore County Public Health, who has highlighted similar opportunities for the city in the past. The $20,000 grant would fund a small fleet of bicycles that would be owned by the city for use by citizens or visitors.

Peterson Councilor Gail Boyum, who works with the Trail Towns effort, noted that the bicycles would be retro 50s, coaster style units that would last for years. Each city participating would get $3,000, including $500 for maintenance of the fleet. Trail Towns has approached Little River General Store in Lanesboro to do thorough maintenance every two months and in-depth maintenance at the end of every year. The bikes would be purchased through the company as well.

Boyum further elaborated that the bikes would be one color and would be logo identified as “owned by Peterson in partnership with Root River Trail Towns.” Included in the bicycle cost are comfortable seats, helmets, and locks. The League of Minnesota Cities recommended the community bicycle program include the Chamber of Commerce in the partnership.

Users of the program must be over 18 years of age and would check out a bike by providing valid state or federal ID and signing a waiver. Credit card information of the user would also be collected in case of deliberate damage to the bicycle.

There is a 10% in-kind donation required and Boyum noted this could be a bike rack provided by Friends of Peterson. The rack would likely be placed at the city’s museum. There is no funding or long-term commitment required by the city. The council approved the partnership unanimously.

Peterson Councilor Dave Colbenson recently questioned the activities of the non-profit Friends of Peterson about their exclusion of a Peterson-based business as a vendor for the city’s Gammel Dag celebration. At that time, Colbenson brought forth a proposed vendor policy which the city did not act on. Now, Colbenson has challenged the group’s use of city property at no charge.

Friends of Peterson is authorized to use city property for organizational meetings and community fundraising events from March to December each year at no charge. These events include four summer bandstand concert series, Gammel Dag, Taste of the .....
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State auditor says “conflict of interest laws apply to Peterson”

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Jennifer M. Wood, MS, RDN The State Auditor’s letter from last December to Peterson states, “In reviewing the City’s general ledger, the OSA found five disbursements to Purchasing Power, a business owned by Councilor Lauren Rue. One of the ..... 
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City of Peterson, MN Notice of Filing for City Election

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Legals

City of Peterson, MN Notice of Filing for City Election NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that filing for Mayor and City Council will open Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. and close Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. OFFICES TO BE FILLED: One (1) Ma ..... 
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Who is right?

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Stan Gudmundson How many Christian faiths exist? In Rushford alone there are at least seven Christian church flavors, counting two different Lutheran varieties. Wouldn’t one think that Christianity would have a single unified faith if the ..... 
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Biggen’s BBQ incorrectly labeled at council meeting

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Chad Rich At the July 13 Peterson City Council meeting, Councilor Gail Boyum incorrectly stated that “come to find out, Biggen’s BBQ is not a registered business in Peterson and should not be allowed as a vendor in city celebrations.” I wa ..... 
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City celebrations and events policy at July 13 Peterson City Council meeting

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Dave Colbenson At the July 13 Peterson City Council Meeting, I brought forward a city policy that would protect and promote ALL businesses within the City of Peterson, whether in-home or located in the downtown area. It also required food vendor ..... 
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Peterson council discusses events vending policy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner A quick July 13 Peterson council meeting hit at several items of old or continuing business, but two items brought forth by Councilor Dave Colbenson garnered the majority of discussion. The first was a concern over City of Pet ..... 
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Birth Announcement ~ Noah James Malory

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Noah James Malory James and Becky Malory of Peterson, Minn., are happy to announce the arrival of their son, Noah James on June 24, 2016. Noah’s grandparents are Jim and Judy Severtson of Lanesboro, Minn., and Jim and Carol Malory of Minneapo ..... 
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Why do districts build new schools?

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Stan Gudmundson Why do districts build new schools? There are really only two reasons. One is because they have to. The other is because they want to. Given the increasingly ridiculous tax burden we face, wanting to build a new school is or ..... 
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