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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” warnings have been placed throughout the city along the Highway 43 corridor. Additional signage noting “local businesses are open” will appear with the construction signs. Meanwhile, the city is busy working a marketing campaign to keep the strong economic community moving.

While truck traffic will be rerouted around the city via I-90 and Highway 76 and 16 to the city’s south side, local traffic visitors will be able to utilize a detour along the city’s east side. Prior and during the project, the city will be utilizing a Marketing/Communications Plan to keep area residents informed of updates, business promotions, and other related issues.

“We’re all going to get through this,” noted City Administrator Steve Sarvi. “Little hiccups will happen. We’ll deal with them as they come.”

The city is expected to sign the contract this week. A pre-construction meeting will likely be held the following week where issues such as mail delivery and garbage pickup will be ironed out.

Illegal dumping in the city’s compost area has led to its temporary closure by the city. Multiple warnings went out to residents details what could and couldn’t be left at the site. After a recent spell where trash and construction materials were left for the city to remove, the city issued a public announcement for the site closure until further notice. “The straw that broke the camel’s back was a large doghouse filled with shingles,” noted Sarvi, expressing frustration, especially following a city-wide large garbage clean-up. “There are multiple ways for people to do the right thing.”

Any time non-approved items are left at the site, the city could face non-compliance repercussions from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The council heard various suggestions on preventing such issues in the future. They included hiring someone to supervise the site, utilizing trail-type cameras, and opening the site again after a period of time. For now, residents wanting to use the site for approved items can borrow keys for the lock from city hall.

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Rushford approves Hwy. 43 bidder, moves financing forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The start of the anticipated Highway 43 project through the heart of downtown Rushford is drawing closer. Sealed bids were opened May 22 and the bid was awarded May 27 to McHugh Excavating of Onalaska, Wis. in the amount of $2,969,218. The amount di ..... 
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Rushford Days Grand Parade cancelled for 2014

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Due to this summer’s planned construction on State Highway 43 through Rushford, the Rushford Days Celebration will be unable to have the Grand Parade. Please join us at next year’s HOMECOMING Parade on Saturday, July 18, 2015. In place of the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, rega ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers' Market gearing up for events

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford All

The Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market got a great start May 7, thanks to a break in the weather and an enthusiastic crowd. Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought in customers to Creekside Park in Rushford, eager to meet the returning and ..... 
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Global Run 5k

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Rushford All

RUSHFORD, Minn. - On Saturday May 31, 2014 everyone is invited to participate in the Global Run 5K, but it’s not just for runners. Those who would also just like to go for a nice stroll may participate as well. Lenora Powell is a Junior at Rushfor ..... 
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“Continued, slow and steady improvement” for Rushford funds

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The city received their annual audit report at the Monday, May 12 meeting from Smith Schafer & Associates and it appears the city is moving in the right direction. There has been no increase in the tax levy in the last three years and the city has ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The menu is set. The cooks are ready to go. The wine and beer sommeliers have picked the beverages. ExpoCulinaria is less than a week away, and we’re ready for our guests. This annual experience of taste promises to be an evening of incredible fla ..... 
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RASA summer theater production auditions upcoming

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford Area Society of the Arts will be holding auditions for this summer’s community theater production of ‘The Butler Did It”, on Thursday evening, May 15, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. in the Rushford Peterson High School Theat ..... 
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