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Peterson continues progress on County 25, zoning


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner

The County 25 project, a massive undertaking for the city, is still underway and a feasibility study is ongoing. The city, which will share a portion of the cost with the county, is still relatively in the dark about their share of the issue. As engineers complete the necessary preliminary work, the city is tackling some other issues related with the project, namely signage for certain areas.

According to Mayor Jennifer Wood, an issue with trucks “jake braking” as they enter the city has continued. Speed, particularly in areas with children, is also an issue. However, after one company was met with complaints, Wood noted that it appears things may have been resolved. Still, the city would like to place further signage to alert drivers of specific hazards. The need for signage will be brought up with the engineers working on the road project. In the meantime, the city will get prices for at least three signs, including those alerting drivers to children in the area. It’s likely that the county will pay for at least one of the signs.

The council also discussed ongoing issues with trucks headed to Chuck’s Feed & Grain lining up along the roadway. One option, to erect a sign noting no parking in a particular location, was considered. Instead, Councilors Grindland and Erickson will talk with owner Mike Eidenschenk about the issue.

Several zoning issues have also been hanging in limbo for the city, partially due to the recent, unexpected resignation of city attorney Tom Manion. “We couldn’t move on anything,” stated Councilor Dick Lee. Looking to quickly fill the position again, Lee spoke with several area attorneys to determine interest. One respondent declined based on current work load, a second cited potential conflicts of interest by already representing several Peterson, Minn. residents.

Following a recommendation by city clerk Megan Grebe, the city has agreed to hire Harmony attorney Richard Nethercut, who was also approached by Lee. Nethercut already represents several other area municipalities. “It might be good to have a new set of eyes that don’t know everyone,” noted Wood.

With the attorney in place, Mayor Wood turned the council back to zoning issues and referred to a motion made at the last zoning meeting to create a system for issues that aren’t spelled out specifically in the Minnesota basic code. In that system, those out .....
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Shelby Harris Westby

Tue, Aug 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Shelby Harris Westby, 83, of rural Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, August 19, 2013, at his home. Shelby was born on October 28, 1929, in Spring Grove, Minn. to Gynther and Clara (Erickson) Westby. He was raised on the family farm in rural Peterson ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., an ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson forms future facilities committee

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

While admittedly not surprised with the results of a proposed $15 million new facility referendum last December, Superintendent Chuck Ehler gleaned a clearer vision for what the community wants. Now, the district is looking to setup a community task ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Schools Fall Sports parent and student eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Our annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night has been set for Thursday, August 1. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport need to attend this meeting. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in the the ..... 
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Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman, 65, of Peterson, Minn., died after an eight-year battle with dementia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove, Minn. surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Glen ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Owen Nathan Olsen

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Owen Nathan Olsen Nathan and Mandy Mensink Olsen of Apple Valley, Minn. are happy to announce the birth of their son Owen Nathan Olsen. Owen was born on July 9, 2013, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 22 1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Cr ..... 
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Peterson City Council holds July Meeting

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Angie Rodenburg The Peterson City Council held their monthly meeting on July 10 at Peterson City Hall. The meeting proved to be an eventful one with numerous issues addressed. At the forefront of debate was an issue pertaining to Mike Eidenschin ..... 
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