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Peterson received final feasibility report for County 25 project


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

Following a thorough field investigation of sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer systems, Yaggy Colby presented its report to the city council Wednesday, October 9. Included in the report was the engineer’s opinion of probable cost for several portions of the project and a detailed street and water main map. By receiving a final feasibility report, the city also meets a state obligation should it end up needing to impose assessments to fund the project.

“The project is feasible and cost effective. However, financing the project may be a challenge for the City of Peterson. Great consideration should be given as to what the best option for financing is and how it will benefit the entire community,” noted Brian Holtz, project manager. “At this point, the report is informational. We know the limits.”

The city had originally envisioned the project, which is being done in cooperation with Fillmore County, for 2014. The county’s stance on the project scope, according to Holtz, tear it up and rebuild the whole works, including curb and gutter, sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, and hydrants. “They’re looking at big picture,” Holtz continued. “Fillmore County going to do the road and walk away, except for maintenance, for 30 years. They hope it will last 50.”

In regards to the sanitary sewer, the system is in relatively good shape. Installed in 1970s, the main is PVC pipe, and engineers are expecting no real surprised with it. However, it has been recommend that the city televise sewer lines to verify condition. It has also been recommended that manhole castings be replaced and adjusted to match the new roadway elevations. The city’s cost for sanitary sewer upgrades is $5,250.

Storm sewer pipe is also in good condition and adequate size. In contrast, catch basins are in fair to poor condition and per recommendation, should be removed and upgraded. On a lucky break for the city, MnDOT typically picks up the tab for 50 to 100 percent of the cost. Holtz noted that in Fillmore County, the state has covered the cost in its entirety more than 75 percent of the time. “We’re allocating for 50 percent, just in case, but there’s a high likelihood we’ll see more money,” added Holtz. During final design, the entire system would be analyzed using current MnDOT State Aid Design standards to determine if any other replacement is needed. The estimated storm sewer upgrade is $20,250.
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Rushford-Peterson High School provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a headstart on their college education

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

By Jenny Helgemoe, R-P H.S. Counselor Rushford-Peterson High School is providing juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a head­start on their college education. For a number of years now, R-P High School has been offering dual credit courses. ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Teigen James Johnson

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Big brothers Caden and Carson Johnson welcome their baby brother, Teigen James Johnson. Parents are Trinity and Emily Johnson of Peterson, Minn. He was born on September 5, 2013. Teigen weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are ..... 
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Wanda Alice Eide

Tue, Sep 24th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Wanda Alice Eide, 88 of Peterson died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse surrounded by her family. Wanda was born October 23, 1924 in Peterson to Joseph and Mary (Lindberg) Johnson. She graduated from Peterson Hi ..... 
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Peterson continues County 25 discussion

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

The massive project slated for County Road 25, running through the heart of Peterson, Minn. continues to see more questions. The county is eager to get the project underway in 2014, but has said it is willing to wait until the following year. “Wai ..... 
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R-P recipient of two grants

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford-Peterson school year is off to a good start, especially as it received notification of two early education grants. The first, and more sizeable grant, comes to the district from the Minnesota Department of Education ..... 
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Arnie Truman Severtson

Wed, Sep 18th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Arnie Truman Severtson, 85, of Peterson, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Rushford Good Shepherd Lutheran Home where he had been a resident since April. Arnie was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Fillmore County, to Ole and Martha (Slinde) Severtson on t ..... 
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2013 R-P homecoming

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford-Peterson Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2013 the week of September 16-21. The Presentation of the Royalty and the naming of the King and Queen will take place at an all-school assembly September 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the High School gym ..... 
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Peterson set for a big trail town celebration

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

By Kirsten Zoellner The Taste of the Trail, now in its third season, is a Root River Trail premier event. Showcasing nine towns along the trail, during various weekends, the event is the culmination of unique events, the beauty of the natural surro ..... 
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