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Rep. Davids announces deed grant for city of Preston


Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

ST. PAUL – State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) announces that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded the City of Preston a $615,000 Small Cities Development Program grant.

“I’d like to congratulate and thank the local officials who worked closely with the agency and made this proposal a reality,” Davids said.

Davids said the funding will be used to improve properties surrounding the Courthouse square in Preston.

Preston TIF hearings scheduled

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

At the May 2 Preston City Council meeting, two public hearings were called regarding tax increment financing districts. Shelly and Paul Hanson have requested TIF assistance for their plans to reconstruct the B & B Bowl, including a bowling alley, ..... 
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Fund-raising plans for Riverside Center

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Preston Historical Society president Sheila Craig and Tourism director Sarah Wangen proposed sponsorship levels to raise money for renovation of the former Dairy and Farm building at the city council’s April 18 meeting. The city council appears ..... 
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Exterior renovation of Preston City Hall

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Details, as to the kind of exterior maintenance work needed on the Preston City Hall/Library, were discussed at the city council’s April 4 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that there are four major ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation held 10th annual dinner and auction

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

On the evening of Monday, March 28, the Preston Area Community Foundation drew a crowd of nearly 200 local residents, business owners and community leaders to wine and dine at the Branding Iron atop the overlook of Preston. On the menu that evening ..... 
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Funding the Preston City Hall mural

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

At the March 21 meeting of the Preston City Council, Kay Spangler, representing the Preston Area Arts Council, updated plans and funding efforts for the 16 foot x 36 foot mural, “Get Hooked on Preston”. The mural is to be located on the north ..... 
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Manufactured home park green belt issue continues

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

At the March 7 meeting of the Preston City Council, there was a lengthy, contentious discussion concerning the city’s ordinance 152.04, which was approved in 1971. Specifically, discussion centered around the definition of a “green belt” and ..... 
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Up front funding an issue for Dairy and Farm reuse

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Once again, at the Preston City Council’s February 16 meeting, discussion of the possible purchase and reuse of the Dairy and Farm property was at the forefront. City Administrator Joe Hoffman noted that the Phase I environmental study was compl ..... 
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Cost estimates for Dairy and Farm reuse

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Preston city council members dicussed funding sources to pay expenses associated with the potential purchase and renovation of the Dairy and Farm property at their February 1 meeting. Plans are being made to renovate the 50- by 90-foot building to h ..... 
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