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Motorcycle charity ride route through Preston


Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston City Council at their April 29 meeting agreed to be one of the host cities for the thirteenth annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Ride to take place on Sunday July 28.

The ride raises an average of $130,000 annually. This year it is to start in Rochester, then on to St. Charles, Winona, Rushford, Preston, and ending in Rochester. Typically there are about 1600 participants. As many as 600 motorcycles could roll in at a time. They are expected to roll through Preston from 2 to 4 p.m.

The city will probably form a committee to help organize volunteers, needing about 20. Organizations that could be involved include the Fire Department, Chamber of Commerce, Churches, Boys Scouts, Lions Club, and the Serviceman’s Club. More information about the ride can be found at http://rmhcruise.com/

POET

The council continued the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting that had be recessed on April 15. Mitch Henderson, POET, thanked City Administrator Joe Hoffman and County Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt for their help in gathering data. POET was questioning a 57 percent increase in market value ( from $5,276,800 to $8,279,000). Henderson said they want to be treated equally and want to know how the increase was determined.

Blagsvedt said the Minnesota Department of Revenue assists with complex property assessments. They have been reassessing ethanol plants throughout the state. Fermentation tanks were not previously included in the assessment as taxable and are required by the state to be taxable. Blagsvedt said POET hadn’t responded to her offer to sit down and talk with them until April 15. The plant had last been assessed five years before. Blagsvedt said assessment is required at least every five years. Mayor Kurt Reicks suggested that something of this value should be assessed annually.

Councilman Charles Sparks asked if the market value over the last few years was under valued. Blagsvedt agreed it had been undervalued. She said POET will need to show facts to have the new value lowered.

The council voted unanimously for “no change.” POET now has the option of doing nothing more or they can go to the Fillmore County Board next. Henderson said there had not been enough time to assemble more information which is something they may do in the future.

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Engagement - Greseth ~ Broadwater

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Greseth ~ Broadwater Jake Greseth and Laura Broadwater, of Winona, Minn. are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Laura graduated from Winona State University and is employed at Merchants Bank, N.A., in St. Charles, Minn. as a ..... 
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Fillmore Central 6th graders

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central 6th graders planted a Red Maple tree for Arbor Day on April 26, 2013. Pictured front (L to R): Levi Yetter and Logan Dyreson. Back (L to R): Jim Edgar (DNR), Art Callahan (Tree Board), Jim Bakken ( Public Works Director), Taryn Raaen ..... 
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CITY OF PETERSON

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

The May 8, 2013 Council meeting regularly scheduled for 7:00 pm will begin at 6:30 pm to meet with the county engineer and walk Mill Street. This is an open meeting and citizens are encouraged to attend. Megan Grebe, Clerk City of Peterson Pub ..... 
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NOTICE

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct its next tour on Monday, May 13, 2013. They will leave the highway shop at 9:00 a.m. and visit the site in Carrolton Township where the Old Barn Resort has applied for a Conditional Use Permit ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

In the April 15, 2013 Spring Home & Garden section, there was an error in the A dream complete for the Johnsons story. Soland Carpentry did the shingling on the home and Mr. Soland sub-contracted the shingling out to someone else. Soland Carpentry bu ..... 
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Paris meets Preston at French Quarter style art show

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Two Friends, Two Countries, Two Cameras is the motto Stacey Hildebrandt and Lynn Lutzi Léger use on their business cards to promote their photography and their art. These photographers will be offering their work at a French Quarter style art show ..... 
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Engagement - Ramaker ~ Mashak

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston All

Ramaker ~ Mashak Linzy Joann Ramaker and Benjamin Steven Mashak would like to announce their forthcoming marriage on May 18, 2013. Linzy graduated from Fillmore Central High School, Harmony, Minn. in 2005, and then proceeded to get her LPN in 201 ..... 
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New schedule next year for Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton As of the 2013-2014 school year, students at Fillmore Central High School will be following an eight-period day instead of the four-period block schedule that has been in place for several years. This decision by the school board com ..... 
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