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Preston approves feasibility study


Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

At the December 16 Preston city council meeting a feasibility study to determine the cost of infrastructure for a future industrial park on the Robert Doherty property south of the intersection of Highways 16 and 52 was approved contingent on an option agreement with Doherty. The next step now is for the EDA to negotiate the option.

Cathy Enerson, representing the EDA Board, explained there are two businesses interested in locating at the site, which has recently been rezoned Industrial. The study will determine sewer, water, and other infrastructure costs and is expected to cost $2,500 to $3,000. The Utility Commission would fund half of the cost of the study. The study will also be used for grant applications if it is found to be cost effective to develop the site to fund part of the necessary infrastructure.

The EDA plans a second option agreement with Doherty for the parcel above the Industrial site for a potential veterans care center.

Forestville Trail eminent domain case ends

On July 8, 2013 District Court Judge Jeffrey Thompson effectively reversed his ruling that he made over a year before. He decided that the state statute didn’t independently authorize this trail segment. The ruling was in favor of the Snyders and Ristaus.

The meeting was closed to discuss litigation concerning the eminent domain case which had been brought by the city of Preston against the Snyders and Ristaus to obtain land for the last leg of a state trail from Preston to Forestville State Park. The meeting was later reopened.

The council then authorized the City of Preston to pay Ristau-Snyder attorneys (Peterson, Logren, and Kilbury) $85,165.79 for attorney fees, costs, and disbursements as ordered by the court.

This ends the litigation that has been through numerous court proceedings over the last four years.

Other business in brief

•The 2014 levy for the City of Preston in the amount of $708,803 was approved. This represents a 5.3 percent increase or $36,078. Over half of the increase or 3.1 percent is related to new bonding costs for the large street improvement project being planned.

Councilmen David Collett and Robert Maust insisted the National Trout Center should manage its own budget and business by paying their own bills. Maust said that he wasn’t advocating pulling the city’s funding or support, but just that they r .....
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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Children at Fillmore Central’s School Age Childcare (SAC) wrote letters to service members in the Holidays for Heroes program to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for their service. Janeen Wingert, Director of Fillmore Central SAC, said ..... 
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Preston residents enjoy visit with bearded guest

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Excitement was in the air early on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Fillmore Central Elementary School as children bound through the doors with one goal in mind - to talk to Santa. Santa needed to know what was on their lists for this holiday seaso ..... 
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Preston Emergency Service receives grant from AgStar Fund for Rural America

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Preston Emergency Service through its annual Emergency Response Equipment (EMS) Grant Program. Pres ..... 
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Salvation Army Match

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Help the Salvation Army bell ringing receive up to a $1000 match! Bell Ringing in Preston will be on Friday, December 20 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. this year if you contribute your donation on that day in Preston every dollar that you donate will be ma ..... 
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Anna Rose LaFreniere

Wed, Dec 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Anna Rose LaFreniere, 90, of Preston, Minn., died Monday, December 9, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Anna Rose was born on August 30, 1923 in Preston the daughter of William and Emma McDowell. She attended school in Preston. She worke ..... 
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Paul A Lunde

Tue, Dec 10th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Paul A. Lunde, age 96, of rural Preston, Minn., died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at his home. Paul was born October 20, 1917, in Austin, Minn., the son of Clarence and Stella (Anstett) Lunde. He was raised in Austin. At the time of his high school ..... 
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Preston City Council approves Preston Emergency Service to purchase

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

Preston Emergency Service receives $2,500 grant from AGSTAR. Preston Emergency used the grant along with funds given by Preston Fire Department to Purchase a Masimo Rad-57 Carbon Monoxide Oximeter. This device is able to read oxygen levels and carbo ..... 
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Bond rating upgrade for Preston

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

City administrator Joe Hoffman announced good news for the city at the council’s December 3 meeting. Standard and Poors in a random review raised the city’s bond rating from AA- to AA (stable). This is especially good news as the city is plann ..... 
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