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National Trout Center angles for State Bond Funding


Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Minnesota legislators recently heard a proposal request for $4.5 million in state bond funding to establish a permanent home for the National Trout Center organization located in Preston. The non-profit center is currently operating in a temporary space.

Trout Center Chairman, George Spangler, presented the proposal during a House Capital Investment Committee hearing at the State Capital last week. Spangler requested dollars to design, equip, and construct the hands-on experiential learning center along the south branch of the Root River in southeast Minnesota.

Plans for the proposed center include a 10,000 square foot building with exhibit space, a multi-purpose conference room, and classrooms designed to educate the public about the regional ecology, geology, and climate that exists along more than 450 miles of trout streams in the four state driftless area. The center could also include the only cold-water living stream exhibit in the nation.

Lawmakers were each given a paper trout containing trout related statistics:

•Trout fishing generates $1.1 Billion in annual economic benefit to local communities in the driftless region.

•There are over 155,000 Trout Stamp holders in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

•For every dollar spent on stream restoration, $24.50 is returned annually to the regional economy.

•There are over 530 miles of public access easements on Minnesota trout streams.

•Non-resident anglers contribute 47 percent of direct expenditures to the trout fishery.

Spangler believes an expanded center would quickly become a regional and statewide asset, as well as, an economic engine for southeast Minnesota.

Bill sponsor, Republican Rep. Greg Davids, said the area is known nationally for its pristine trout streams and currently draws visitors from near and far. He went on to say that this is not a local trout center, or a state trout center, but rather a national trout center.

A companion bill, sponsored by Senator Jeremy Miller awaits action by the Senate Finance Committee.

Committee Chairwoman, Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, said she’s planning to unveil an $800 million borrowing package when lawmakers return from their spring recess in early April. She said the trout bill could be included.
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Philip J. Lehn

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Philip J. Lehn, former Preston, MN resident, died suddenly at his home on March 4, 2013. Philip Jerome Lehn was born November 25, 1946, in Fergus Falls, MN. He graduated from high school in Fergus Falls in 1964. Phil received his degree in auto me ..... 
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Arlene C. Serio

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Arlene C. Serio, 77, of rural Preston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her home. Arlene was born on June 13, 1935 in Cicero, Illinois, the daughter of Ed and LaVern (Zola) Kaminsky. She graduated from Morton High School in Cicero in 1953. Afte ..... 
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Arnold James “Arnie” Henke

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Arnold James “Arnie” Henke, 67, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at his residence in Thermopolis, Wyoming after a period of declining health. Born July 8, 1945 in Preston, Minnesota, he was the son of James and Jean (Shaw) Henke. He attende ..... 
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Food shelf donation

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On Sunday, February 3, the confirmation class from the Harmony and Preston United Methodist churches hosted a “Souper Bowl” fundraiser. Members of the congregation donated food and paper products to the event. A soup and sandwich lunch was serve ..... 
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Family Dollar to be on Preston Lumber lot

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston City Council at their March 18 meeting approved an application for rezoning the former Preston Lumber lot and an application for a variance for needed parking spaces for the proposed Family Dollar discount retail store. Planning and Zo ..... 
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Shirley Ruth Austin

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Shirley Ruth Austin Shirley Ruth Austin, Columbia, MO, died on March 7, 2013 at the age of 76. Shirley was born on March 23, 1936 to Louis T. and Cora B. Peterson in Preston, Minn. Shirley graduated from Preston High School, Preston, in 1954. ..... 
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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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