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Chatfield and Preston put on a show House: Capital Investment Committee Tour


Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, members of the House Capital Investment Committee went for a road trip around Southeastern Minnesota to visit candidates requesting bonding support.

Led by State Representative Alice Hausman, chair of the House Capital Investment Committee, the members of this committee will be visiting each section of the state as they gather information that will help to determine who gets funding. With roughly $850 million on the table, and a total of $2.4 billion in requests -- with that number still growing as requests are submitted -- only a fraction of these state-wide projects will garner financial support.

As a matter of protocol, state representatives for their own districts were asked to give a speech about the significance of supporting specific bonding projects, which gave State Representative Greg Davids (District 28B) a few moments at the podium.

While the House Capital Investment Committee had scheduled visits at Winona State University and the Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance (in Rochester) to discuss support for the Zip Rail, Fillmore County captured the attention of legislators during their visit to Chatfield and Preston.

National Trout Center

First, at a crowded National Trout Center (NTC) in Preston, Minn., legislators had an opportunity to hear about a mission and vision revolving around the famed trout of the Root River.

Citing the economic impact of the NTC illustrated with a clever fact-filled 16-1/2 inch colorful trout-shaped handout, NTC Chairman George Spangler shared the following information with the House Capital Investment Committee.

•More than 450 miles of trout stream restoration over the past 25 years

•$1.1 Billion annual economic benefit to local communities

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

•Over 155,000 Trout Stamp holders in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

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

In addition, Spangler shared the mission of the NTC, which “is to conserve our natural and cultural heritage of trout and their cold-water environments by engaging the public through education, practice and awareness.”

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Green belt for Brownsville Mobile Home Park?

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

Kerry and Nancy Soiney aired their complaint at the Preston City Council’s October 7 meeting insisting that a “green belt” should be established along the Brownsville Street section (in front of about five mobile homes) of the Brownsville Mobi ..... 
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Marching band performs a wake-up call

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Norma Koch of Lanesboro, Minn. got quite the start to her morning on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 when the Fillmore Central Marching Band filled her front yard and began playing music for her enjoyment. Dale Koch, Norma’s son, bought a $5 raffle ..... 
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Conrad Jean Aug

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Conrad Jean Aug, 77 of Preston died October 7,2013 at the Harmony Care Center. At his request his body was donated to Mayo Clinic. Conrad Aug was born on February 29th, 1936 on the family farm just outside of Greenleafton, MN to Gustave and Anna ( ..... 
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” well attended

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Bikers from South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, the Twin Cities, and from the local surrounding area attended Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on September 21. Guests sampled food items at the Preston Trailhead Park donated by Preston A ..... 
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Engagement - Meiners ~ Marzolf

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Teresa Ann Meiners and John Leo Marzolf are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Jerry and Connie Meiners of Eyota, Minn. and parents of the groom are Erlyn and Sandy Marzolf of Preston, Minn. Teres ..... 
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Engagement - Trende ~ Pederson

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Steve and Karen Trende of Preston, Minn. are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenna Trende, to Andrew Pederson, son of Dan and Janelle Pederson of Sauk Rapids, Minn. Jenna is a 2005 graduate of Fillmore Central High ..... 
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Level three sex offender moves out of Fillmore County

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Court

After an initial report stating that 29 year-old Joshua Jones had moved to a residence near Preston, Minn. in Fillmore County, deputies have confirmed that Jones has moved out of the rural Preston area last week and is staying at a Rochester, Minn. ..... 
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