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Public Transportation available for Spring Valley residents


Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

The Spring Valley City Council met on Wednesday night because of the observance of Memorial Day.

Starting July 1, 2013 Public Transportation will be coming to Spring Valley. SEMCAC has announced that they will be providing bus transportation to anyone between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. The cost for the in town rides will be $2.15 per trip. Out of town rides within 20 miles will be $2.75 per trip, and Rochester, Minn. rides will be $4.00 per trip/one way. Senior Dining participants will receive a special rate of $1.50 round trip. Tickets consisting of 10 one-way trips can also be purchased at City Hall. The bus will pick patrons up and drop them off at requested stops in Spring Valley and the surrounding area. Advance registration of 24 hours is preferred but not always required.

To book a ride call 1-800-944-3875. The following times are available for trips to and from Rochester. On Mondays pickup in Spring Valley at 8:30am with a return trip to Spring Valley at 12:30pm. On Fridays pickup in Spring Valley at 8:30am and return at 12:30pm.

The service is the result of a survey by SEMCAC, which showed that residents would use the bus for Medical/Dental, several times per week.

Further action on the Tourist Information Center parking lot was delayed while more information is obtained.

Liquor License Renewals were approved for TJ liquor, Johnny Ringo’s, Valley lanes, Old Tyme and the Rack’s.

Jim Cooper, Ambulance Director submitted a request to consider an increase in the price of Glucagon. The price went from $167.07 to $197.97. He proposed increasing the price to $250.00.
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Kingsland School Board recognizes retirees

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All School Board members were present in addition to Superintendent John McDonald. Consent Agenda items were approved which included the revie ..... 
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Letter about Spring Valley flooding

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley was flooded again this week. Has the City ever considered a dike? A dike does not have to be a big, ugly earthen wall. Have you seen the nice row of locally quarried retaining wall rock stacked up at O’Connell’ ..... 
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Bernadine G. Schmidt

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Bernadine G. Schmidt, age 81, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Bernadine was born February 23, 1932, in Granger, Minn., the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Turnmire) Lange. She attende ..... 
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Almanzo Road Race hits Spring Valley

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Gary Peterson, Mitchell Walbridge As people gathered on the weekend of May 17-19 for Spring Valley’s annual WilderFest, many also participated in the seventh annual Almanzo Road Race. This year’s Almanzo Road Race bicyclists set out from ..... 
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The Spring Valley Fire Department

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The Spring Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at 135 S. Broadway late Sunday afternoon. The apartment building had four units, two of which were occupied. The apartment where the fire is believed to have started had been unoccupied for over ..... 
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Severe Weather strikes Spring Valley area

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley The Great Outdoors

For several days the National Weather Service has been predicting strong storms that would be affecting NE Iowa and SE Minnesota and their warnings started on Sunday afternoon. It started out as a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, advanced to a Warning and ..... 
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Spring Valley views new ambulance equipment

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night, May 13th and approved a resolution to approve the issuance and sale of a Housing and Health Care Facilities Revenue Note, Series 2013 and authorizing the execution of documents re ..... 
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VFW Ride for Healing Rally

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

St. Paul, Minn. - The Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars announces that Spring Valley, Minn. will be one of their ‘Rally Points’ for the weeklong Ride For Healing. All Veterans and the Community are invited to Hanson -- Raabe VFW P ..... 
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