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Highway 16 will get a facelift


Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

Left to right: Mike Hyland, of Spring Valley, talks with Don Miller of Yaggy Colby Associates and Kjersti Anderson of Mn/DOT. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston will be getting resurfaced beginning in early June 2013. Information about the project was given to the public at an open house held on December 6th, 2012 at the Spring Valley Community Center. In attendance were Kjersti Anderson, Project Manager, Kristin Kammueller, Community Relations Coordinator, and Don Miller, of Yaggy Colby Associates, Inc. to give information and answer questions about the project. This will be a major project with sixteen miles of road to be repaired at a cost of 4.8 million dollars.

The project is part of Governor Mark Dayton’s “Better Roads Program.” The Better Roads Program is special funding that is set aside specifically to be used for lower volume roads with poor pavement. There are several Better Roads Program projects happening in the state and in our district. According to Kristin Kammueller of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), “this is a unique project because of the Better Roads Program,” due to the fact that the program allows the road to be repaired earlier than it would have been otherwise. According to Harlan Schmidt, who attended the open house, the last time this stretch of road was resurfaced was in 1983, and it is showing its age.

The work being done on Highway 16 entails “mill and overlay” which in simply means resurfacing. Don Miller stated “it will not be total reconstruction, we will be taking the old surface off and putting a new one on.” One and one-half inches of pavement will be milled off and 3 inches of new laid down, which will raise the grade by an inch and a half. Along with the resurfacing, there will be 20 culvert repairs, 50 concrete joints will be reconstructed, and guardrails will be replaced.

During part of the project there will be two detours. The first detour will be on County Road 12 and County Road 5. The second detour will be on Highway 80 and Hwy 52. These detours will happen during the culvert replacement phase of the project only which will take approximately six weeks. Following the culvert replacement the road will be open for traffic. The people who live on the road will be able to get to their homes throughout the project.

Kjersti Anderson stated that they “will know in February who the contractor is” for the project. The end result will be new pavement with twelve foot lanes and two foot shoulders on each side. The project is slated to .....
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Otto Roy Meyer

Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Otto Roy Meyer died peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Otto was born December 9, 1918, on the family farm in rural Wykoff, to Otto Meyer,Sr. and Amanda (Affeldt) Meyer. Otto was the 9t ..... 
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Marion Clara Lingenfelter

Mon, Nov 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

MARION CLARA LINGENFELTER, age 84, of Spring Valley, Minn., died suddenly, Thursday evening, November 22, 2012, while visiting her sister in Stewartville, Minn. Marion was born February 7, 1928, in New Richland Township, Waseca County, Min ..... 
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Kingsland School Board receives National Certification

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers Kingsland School Board held its regular school board meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Kingsland school cafeteria, as a larger crowd than normal was expected to attend. Following the reg ..... 
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Kingsland School Board receives National Certification

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers Kingsland School Board held its regular school board meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Kingsland school cafeteria, as a larger crowd than normal was expected to attend. Following the reg ..... 
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Letter about frac mining

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

Letter about frac mining To the Editor, As a lifelong resident of southeast Minn., I’ve been reading with interest the information being put forth by the pros and cons of the Frac Sand debate. I personally see more pros than cons in this debate. ..... 
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Kingsland Schools to receive Project Lead the Way national certification

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland Public School will receive national certification for their Project Lead The Way Engineering and Biomedical Programs. Kingsland Middle School/Junior High will receive national recognition for the Gateway To Technology (GTT) Program it has ..... 
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New furnaces and air conditioners at the Spring Valley library

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

By Gary Peterson At the Spring Valley council meeting the major item of concern was the news from the library that the furnaces and air conditioners for the building are in bad condition. The units on the roof have been leaking carbon monoxide, and ..... 
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Miken Sports products prize in local fundraising contest

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Exclusive sports products from Miken Sports in Caledonia is the prize for an upcoming challenge between two area Community Foundations. The Spring Valley Community Foundation has challenged the Preston Area Community Foundation to see who can have t ..... 
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