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Peterson advances Count 25 project planning


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner

“There’s a sidewalk there, you just can’t see it. It’s buried under dirt and grass.” Peterson Mayor Jennifer Wood is eager to see improvements along County 25 running through the heart of the town. The roadway itself has both safety and drainage issues, as well as a thoroughly worn surface area. Approximately one half mile of the road runs through town and it is tentatively scheduled for 2014 county work.

The project roadway work will be paid for by the county with a 50/50 share between the county and city on sidewalks. The city has been meeting with engineers to find the best solution to their issues which also include the need for some improved curb and gutter, upgrading narrow sidewalks, correcting drainage issues, and possible utility work.

Two firms, Yaggy Colby of Rochester, Minn. and SEH, Inc. of LaCrosse, Wis. have presented plans to the city. While the council was impressed with the creativeness of SEH and eagerness to take advantage of grant funding, they ultimately chose Yaggy Colby to engineer the project due to their solid experience working with the county and other municipalities. However, what SEH proposed stuck in the minds of many, including Mayor Wood.

“You need to think differently about the approach,” said Rebecca Flege, representing SEH. “If you have a comprehensive plan for the future, for more than just this project, you can take the projects and make them fundable and look at all sorts of funding agencies for workable options. You want to be proactive and to have project thought out to fit the program.”

“What interested me was the comprehensive plan,” said Wood. “It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing. We need to start opening our ears up to funding. Is it a possibility of one firm do County 25 work and one assist in developing a comprehensive plan for city?”

For now, the city will work with Yaggy Colby to determine what the city must have done immediately. A special meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 24, at 7pm, at city hall to work out the details and set the parameters of the project plan.

Councilors Gail Boyum and Barry Erickson also reported on another area of planning, the recent joint fiscal impact meeting with the Rushford-Peterson School District, Rushford, and the City of Rushford Village.

“I got the feeling that we were called there because the school distri .....
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Rushford-Peterson High School Honor Roll

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

A Honor Roll Quarter 4 Grade 9: Keean Benson, Carissa Bieberdorf, Noah Dahl, Minju Jeong, Kate Klungtvedt, Savannah Neitzke, Bailey O’Hare, Rachel O’Shaughnessy, Caleb Thompson, Clara Wieser, Caryn Wolter Grade 10: Courtney Gravos, Connor Jo ..... 
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Let your inner Norwegian shine at Gammel Dag

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

By Kirsten Zoellner In Peterson, Minn. it’s pretty hard to top the kick off to summer; Gammel Dag. Hailed by the town as a “hidden treasure where everyone is Norwegian for the day,” it’s jam-packed with enough fun events to make the whole f ..... 
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Make it great, make it grow

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner So what’s in a name, or in a brand for that matter? One can hardly think of a city other than New York when you see a big red heart preceded by the letter “I.” What about our small towns? Can they build a lasting public im ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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Peterson hosts summer jam series

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

By Kirsten Zoellner Utilizing the refurbished bandstand that sits in the heart of the town, Peterson will be hosting an eight series musical jam. Held every other Friday, during the fish fry, the series hosts a wide range of local musicians. Memori ..... 
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Ribbon Cutting for Burdey’s Cafe

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Business Announcements

On Monday, April 29th a welcome and Ribbon Cutting was conducted by the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce for Burdey’s Cafe in Peterson, MN. Pictured are top row, left to right: Jennifer Wood, Peterson City Mayor; Dick Lee, Peterson City council me ..... 
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Nels E. Jacobson

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Nels E. Jacobson Nels E. Jacobson, 78, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Nels was born on April 20, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Nils and Gunhild (Landsverk) Jacobson. He move ..... 
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Peterson native Abby Stocker wins Phillip Christopher Schrun Prize

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

SAINT PAUL, MN - Abby Stocker, of Peterson, Minn., was one of five students representing Bethel University at the recent “Making Literature” conference at Taylor University, in Upland, Ind. Stocker won the Phillip Christopher Schrun Prize for Li ..... 
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