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Preston endorses Root River restoration project


Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained the plans for the restoration project at the council’s May 19 meeting. Trout Unlimited requested the city’s endorsement for their plans to improve Root River access for anglers on land owned by the city or the Minnesota DNR.

Trout Unlimited will apply for funding from the state through the Outdoor Heritage Legacy Grant (sales tax money) to make improvements along 1.25 miles of the Root River from the south bridge to Camp Creek. The money will be used to stabilize the banks, to remove weedy tree species and reduce erosion, to install ADA compliant and safer accesses for fishermen, and to install in-stream habitat.

The National Trout Center developed the cooperative agreement with Minnesota Trout Unlimited and the DNR.

The city is expected to contribute some in-kind work (helping with tree removal) and to permit work to be done on its property. The city will not contribute to the funding of the project. The council agreed to participate endorsing the project.

Industrial Park

A couple of unanswered questions concerning the Industrial Park to be located south and west of the intersection of Highways 52 and 16 north of town created considerable discussion. DEED has not given the city an answer on their grant request to help pay for necessary infrastructure for the park and won’t until after the governor signs the bonding bill which has been approved by both the state house and senate.

The other hurdle seems to be the location of a retention pond. Members of the council do not like the idea of the pond being located in the industrial park area as it would take over an acre of space on the developable site and not add to the attractiveness of the area.

City Engineer Brett Grabau explained other options which would be considerably more expensive and would require a willing seller of private property and/or MnDOT approval. One site being considered would drain a much larger area requiring considerably more capacity. Grabau maintained that treating on site as was recommended in the original plan is the most economical option.

Councilman Robert Maust suggested that creating a retention pond on private property that would drain many times as many acres would cost more now but would serve the city better years down the road.

Mayor Kurt Reicks commented that he has been hearing concerns from residents over pl .....
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Birth Announcement - Porter Mitchell Peterson

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Mitchell and Alexandra Peterson of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Porter Mitchell Peterson. Porter was born May 10, 2014 weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Sharon Woellert of Preston ..... 
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Open sites and enrolled sites located in eligible areas Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Preston State of Minnesota

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). Site Name: Fill ..... 
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James F. Gartner

Thu, May 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

James F. Gartner, 79, of Preston, Minn., died Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home. James Gartner was born on November 25, 1934 in Rochester, Minn., the son of Frank and Ella (Scanlon) Gartner. He graduated from Preston High School in 1953. On Februar ..... 
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19th-century bread and butter making at historic Forestville in June

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Learn how to make bread and butter the old fashioned way, in two popular programs offered at Historic Forestville this June. Families can see 19th-century chores in progress and learn from costumed history players about farm life. •Event: Bread M ..... 
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The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools to be used on their project of building a permanent fence around the baseball field. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a g ..... 
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Preston street construction to start after Trout Days

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

At the Preston City Council May 5 meeting, City Administrator Joe Hoffman provided updates on the Twenty-14 and Industrial Park projects. Contractors are expected to start Twenty-14 street projects on May 19. Construction for the street projects w ..... 
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New Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary officers installed

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary of Preston installed officers for the 2014-2015 year on May 6, 2014. Pictured (left to right): Nancy Berry (Chaplain), DD Himli (Guard &Trustee), Ann O’Connor (Trustee), Muriel Hanson (Secretary), Diane Johnson (J ..... 
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Engagement: Bergstrom ~ Soland

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

LuVerne and Carol Soland, Kathy and Randy Stalki and Lori and Bruce Bergstrom are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Guy Soland and Carrie Bergstrom. Carrie graduated from Southland High School in Adams, Minn. In 2005 attend ..... 
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