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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 council voted to enact an ordinance making the feeding of deer within city limits a misdemeanor offense. At that time, it was noted that if feeding prohibition didn’t have the desired effects, further actions to allow limited bow hunting would be considered.

At the Monday, July 28 meeting, a lengthy discussion between the council, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Officer Mitch Boyum, and City of Rushford Police Chief Adam Eide reviewed possible options and potential problems. Focusing mainly on the process of who gets to hunt, how it’s managed, where hunting areas would be, and what would be allow, three options were presented to the council.

The first option is to allow bow hunting within the city during the normal season. With this option, several current ordinances would have to be adjusted. The city would have the authority to specify which locations and during what days within that normal season. The ability to have a limited number of hunters, perhaps through lottery draw was also discussed.

With this option, hunters would have to take an additional proficiency test, likely in Rochester at an archery facility, before being allowed to hunt within the city. It was noted the extra requirement is a selling point to the public and can also weed out hunters that aren’t serious.

Boyum stated his main concern with this option is the limited number of hunters he believes would take part and the limited effect it would have on the population. State-defined hunting areas are currently divided by Highway 43, with the west area, which includes Magelssen’s Bluff, allowed only one deer per season. The eastern area, which includes Rushford’s east bluff and state forest land, allows up to five deer. The taking of bucks within the city would not be allowed. “I don’t see a bunch of hunters signing up to burn a tag on a doe,” noted Boyum.

The second option would allow for a special season. Looking at the current special hunt in Red Wing for reference, the council considered the option of a limited time hunt with guidelines in addition to state hunting statutes. This option is complex and Boyum believes that the size of what .....
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Robert P. “Skipper” Rislove

Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ”Skipper” Rislove, 76, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Skipper was born on December 21, 1937, in Rushford to Peter and Hildred (Erickson) Rislove. He lived all of hi ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson addresses building security

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The district has ramped up its protocol for usage and opted for restricted access by key, following a concern brought forth by board member Taylor Peterson regarding unauthorized and unsupervised use of the facility. Under the new plan, access to th ..... 
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Engagement - Johnson ~ Anderson

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Todd and Theresa Johnson of Lanesboro, Minn., are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haeli Johnson, to Clay Anderson, son of Steve and Lisa Anderson of Rushford, Minn. Haeli is a 2008 graduate of Lanesboro ..... 
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Rushford Days 2014 packed full of fun

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

The City of Rushford, Minn. was blessed with perfect weather for Rushford Days 2014 which was held July 14-20. The sunshine and warm temperatures brought a large crowd who did not let road construction in town stop them from enjoying the celebration ..... 
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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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Engagement - Snyder ~ Meisch

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Amber Rae Snyder and Christopher John Meisch are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Amber is the daughter of Mary Ann and Marlin Carrier of Rushford, Minn. and the late Kerry Snyder. She is a graduate of Rushford-Peterson ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson schools receives books to promote early literacy

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Owatonna, Minn. - Rushford-Peterson Schools was one of 29 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone. This grant program, which awarde ..... 
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Rushford Grace Place is pleased to announce their 4th annual Rushford Grace Place silent auction with funds donated to Thrivent

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Grace Place is once again celebrating Rushford Days with their 4th annual silent auction. This year the location will be at the Sterling Pharmacy location at Norsquare 115 W. Jessie Street Rushford, directly across the street from Grace Place hours ..... 
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