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Letter about land buffers...


Sat, May 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Residents who were incorrectly concerned that I do not support land buffers can rest easier tonight.

The Minn. legislature has approved a provision that builds on the successful example of counties and landowners that have used a voluntary and locally based process to install buffers to enhance water and soil protection. This is a bipartisan, bicameral initiative I was proud to support.

Under the proposal, by November of 2018 buffers of 16.5 feet must be installed on all public ditches. By November 2017, counties and municipalities must ensure that all public shorelands have an average buffer of 50 feet and a minimum of 30 feet. Alternative practices that offer comparable protection are allowed, and soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) must promote and assist landowners in installing buffers and work with landowners in finding financial and other resources.

What Governor Dayton originally proposed for buffers would have been an unlawful, unconstitutional taking of land. That is not inflammatory nor is it an unethical statement. It is fact.

I have always been a strong supporter of clean water, and I have also been a strong supporter of landowner rights. The buffer compromise that has been approved by the legislature is something both environmentalists and farmers should be able to accept, and one I was pleased to help approve.

Sincerely,

State Representative

Greg Davids

Preston, MN
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Fillmore Central Junior High Golf

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Preston Sports

Congratulations to three FC Junior High Golfers for their placement at the 2015 Three Rivers Conference Golf Tourney at Harmony. Shown are (left to right): Hailey Lange, 7th grade champion; Taylor Bushman, 7th grade , 2nd place; and Madison Bakken, ..... 
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Pearl F. Yaste

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Pearl F. Yaste of Preston, Minn., died on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015, at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center, at the age of 93. Pearl Flossie Schaefer was born on December 25, 1921, in Cresco, Iowa, to Jacob and Edith (Young) Schaefer. Born on ..... 
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New officers for Magdlin-Gilbertson V.F.W. Auxiliary #6893 of Preston

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

New officers for Magdlin-Gilbertson V.F.W. Auxiliary #6893 of Preston are, seated (left to right): Ann O’Connor (trustee), Marlene McKenzie (trustee), Geraldine Daley (president), Diane Johnson (junior vice president). Standing (left to right): ..... 
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Preston’s 2014 audit

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Pam Ristau, CPA, summarized her examination of Preston’s 2014 financial accounts at the May 4 city council meeting. As auditor she issued an unqualified opinion to the city for its 2014 financial statements, saying everything is in order. Many c ..... 
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Emily Shaun Lunde

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Emily Shaun Lunde, age 45, passed away due to an accidental death on March 19, 2015, in Dallas, Tex. Emily is survived by her parents, Peter and Sue Lunde of Houston, Tex. and Preston, Minn.; her brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Karen Lunde of ..... 
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Letter about 50 foot buffer zones along rivers and streams...

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Greg Rendahl recently expressed his disappointment with my opposition to Governor Dayton’s idea requiring 50-foot buffer zones along rivers and streams. He thinks I’m catering to the interests of a few “greedy” farmers. Re ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be ..... 
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Geri Hellickson

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Geri Hellickson, of Preston, died on April 29, 2015 at the age of 77, due to complications from a stroke. She was born June 4, 1937, in Preston, Minn., one of two children to Grant and Ruth (Halvorson) Engebretson. She was baptized, confirmed, and l ..... 
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