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Rushford council approves ordinance change allowing hunt


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Following a public hearing Monday, September 22, the Rushford council unanimously approved changes to two ordinances that could potentially pave the way for in-city deer hunting. The topic has been up for discussion for several years and during the process, at least one of the ordinances was realized to need change regardless.

Ordinance 16, sections 97.02 prohibited the discharge of weapons within city limits, even to those with legal permits, such as a Concealed Carry or transport permit. The ordinance change now allows for seven exemptions, including those with permitting, law enforcement or military personnel, and the discharge of a firearm at a shooting or archery range approved by the Chief of Police.

Ordinance 16.98, relating to game hunting within the city also clearly lays out what’s allowed and what’s not. The council has previously stated that the city is entering unchartered waters by allowing hunting and the detailed ordinance should prohibit problematic situations.

While no citizens voiced concerns over the ordinance changes, just three citizens offered comment on the allowance of bow hunting. In relation to trespassing issues, the city has stated that hunt areas will be limited to Magelssen Bluff, Olson Bluff, and the Wastewater Treatment Plant area. Hunters that are approved for the hunt by application and completion of a bow hunting proficiency exam will be provided maps of the allowed areas. If within 100 feet of private property adjacent to the areas, hunters will be required to obtain written permission of the landowner. Just 20 hunters will be allowed for the 2014 season and the city intends to reevaluate that number, along with the rest of the related hunting policy, annually.

Resident Lee Peterson expressed concern over any hunting within the city, noting that he had purchased his property near Olson Bluff specifically for the forest and wildlife appeal. “Deer have become habituated to humans in this area. There’s not a lot of sport in that for them to stand there and just look at you. They’re being attracted to private property, but people planted things they like to eat; plant native vegetation or deer-resistant. I’m trying to do it that way.”

Resident and Ambulance Director Lynn Humble spoke out in favor of the hunt. “I’m all for reducing the herd. We have a heard of deer in town that eats at the co-op, then beds down by the depot. They like to .....
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Public meeting for repurposing R-P school complex in Rushford, Minn.

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

RUSHFORD,Minn.-September 25, 2014 – The Vision for Repurposing the R-P School Complex subcommittee is holding an open house to share concept sketches developed over the past month. The open house will be held on October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the R ..... 
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Rushford reviews lodging tax; sets preliminary levy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The city of Rushford will be reviewing the expenditure of funds raised by the three percent lodging tax currently in place. Spurred by input from new, local motel owners John and Eileen Loken, the effort will be geared towards further clarification ..... 
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Rushford looking at budget limits; future development

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

In September, the Rushford City Council will need to certify the maximum levy to the county and city staff is wasting no time working out the limitations and goals of the 2015 budget. For four years, the city has seen a 0 percent increase in the lev ..... 
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Rushford moves lighting project, in-city hunting forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Taking advantage of timing and funding, the Rushford Municipal Electric Commission and the city are moving forward with a project to update all lighting along the Highway 43 corridor. With lighting being temporarily removed for the Highway 43 Projec ..... 
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Rushford considers managed hunting within city limits

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The issue of deer population control in Rushford has once again been brought to the forefront of council discussions. The council had reviewed options in 2012 and 2013 due to the damage inflicted on vegetation and hazards to traffic. In 2013, the co ..... 
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Rushford EDA revamps forbearance terms

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

There’s no denying that the Economic Development Authority’s revolving loan fund has done great things for Rushford’s economic growth. At least two past audits have garnered praise for its efforts. Still, there is room for improvement, as note ..... 
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Rushford grabs opportunity during project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

With the Highway 43 Project slated to begin Monday, June 30, the Rushford Electric Commission is considering expanding lighting upgrades along the highway corridor. The lighting will be temporarily removed for the project, so the commission will sei ..... 
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Rushford preps for Highway 43 project, deals with illegal dumping

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Indications of the impending road project are starting to become noticeable and the city is making strides to make sure that local traffic and visitors know that the city businesses are open. Large construction signs bearing “Road Closed” warnin ..... 
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