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End of a long road; Rushford approves legal settlement


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Ending a nearly 6-year saga that began in 2009, the city of Rushford has approved a settlement with F&L Management & Development, Inc. (Tom Serie) and Guardian Inn of Rushford, LLC. The matter has been in arbitration since November 2011, following termination of a development agreement in July 2011. In conference with attorney Robert Aslop via speakerphone, of Kennedy & Graven, the city council listened to a summation of Aslop’s background information regarding the issue and recommendation for settlement.

The dispute of three agreements, signed in November 2009, includes a site development agreement of a community center, a development agreement for a motel, and a lease agreement, including construction and operation. As previously stated in the Journal, by June of 2010, the projects had slowed considerably, but had came to a halt as Serie notified the council that he would put no more than the $593,000 of expected FEMA funding into the community center until he could secure funding for the motel portion of the project. “For the 18 months, the city worked with the parties to get projects completed,” noted Aslop. “The documents themselves were incomplete to certain terms. Financial incentives were contemplated, but were not spelled out in the agreement and were subject to negotiation.”

According to Aslop, claimants, including Roger Zeug, Peter Breyfogle, and former mayor Les Ladewig, initially sought over $2.7 million in damages arising from the city’s purported wrongful termination of two development agreements executed between the city and claimants for the construction and operation of a community center and motel in the Himlie Business Park. Site development and motel development claims against the city dismissed out of arbitration, following a three-day hearing in May 2013. Aslop noted that the arbitration was stayed for a number of months in attempt to allow good faith negotiations, but the parties were not able to settle the matter at that time.

“In an interim award on December 6, 2013, the arbitrator concluded that the city had appropriately terminated the agreements by ‘abandoning’ the projects under the Site Development and Motel Development Agreements, but ordered the city to pay claimants for services performed under the agreements up to the termination date.”

“Discovery has confirmed that F&L Management cannot establish any damages for services performed under the S .....
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Birth Announcement - Brikena Grace Crowder

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Justin and Kristina Crowder of Phoenix, Ariz. announce the arrival of their daughter Brikena Grace. Brikena was born on January 14 and weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. She is welcomed by big brothers Caleb and Elijah. Proud grandparents are Randy and Susie Crow ..... 
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Thora C. Hoiseth

Tue, Jan 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Thora C. Hoiseth, 101, of Rushford, Minn. died on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Gundersen – Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Thora was born on May 21, 1912, in Norway Towhship, Minn. to Christ and Cora (Carlson) Hatleli. She was raise ..... 
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Letter to the Editor: Hello to all in the Rushford area...

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A BIG Thanks to all landowners/farmers and snowmobile clubs for letting us snowmobile such a beautiful area. This is my second time to tour through your beautiful bluffs...incredible!! I hope to be back to enjoy your accommodations; ..... 
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Wade Garett Woxland

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Wade Garett Woxland, 49, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family December 28, 2013, following a valiant and extensive battle with cancer. An avid cyclist, Wade counted the fight for his life another endurance challenge and ..... 
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Co-op announces special year-end refund of $500,000

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

RUSHFORD, Minn. — Members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) are seeing the benefits of co-op membership on this month’s statements as the board of directors issued a special $500,000 year-end refund. The action was taken by the board beca ..... 
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Rushford preps 43 project, looks long-term

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Progress Edition

“This is not something we want to do. If we weren’t having utility problems, we wouldn’t do it.” That was the overall mood last fall of the impending state Highway 43 project scheduled to run through the heart of Rushford in 2014. Since Septe ..... 
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Rushford/F&L arbitration details still under wraps

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

A closed meeting was held January 13, just prior to the regular city council to meet with City Attorney Terry Chiglo and attorney Robert Aslop of Kennedy & Graven. Aslop represents F&L Management & Development and Guardian Inn of Rushford, LLC (Tom ..... 
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Donna M. Fairchild

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Donna M. Fairchild, 81, of Rushford, Minn., formerly of Riceville, Iowa, died Thursday, January 9, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford surrounded by her family. Donna was born January 8, 1933 in Elma, Iowa to Don and Dorothy (Miller) F ..... 
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