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Legacy-funded prairie restoration benefits trout stream


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley The Great Outdoors

A trout stream in the far southeastern part of the state is benefitting from Minnesota’s approval of the Legacy Amendment nearly six years ago.

Earlier this year, an 18-acre area within the Etna Creek Aquatic Management Area (AMA) was burned, treated with herbicide, then re-seeded with prairie grasses and other native plants. The former agricultural field had become overgrown with buckthorn, wild parsnips and other invasive weeds. Future work will include mowing and additional prescribed fires.

Located two miles west of Cherry Grove in Fillmore County, the 63-acre AMA includes the headwaters of Etna Creek, a designated trout stream that has undergone recent brook trout re-introductions. It also features three ponds leftover from a former mining operation. The restoration will help to reduce soil erosion, limit weed growth and improve the stream’s water quality.

Funding for the Etna Creek AMA prairie restoration, which cost about $12,000, came from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, created after voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in November 2008. The constitutional amendment increased sales tax by three-eighths of 1 percent, with one-third of that dedicated to restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat for game fish and wildlife.

AMAs provide angler access, facilitate stream management, protect critical shoreland habitat, and provide areas for education and research. They are managed by the DNR and are open to the public.
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New ambulance director selected for Spring Valley

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A new ambulance director has been named for Spring Valley. Todd Jones informed the Council that Brett Rima of Thief River Falls has accepted the position starting Sept. 2. Previously an offer of employment had been made to Ryan Marking and he decli ..... 
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Spring Valley makes an offer for ambulance director

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council is in the process of hiring a new ambulance director. Since Jim Cooper announced in April that he was going to retire on August 15 the council has been working on finding a replacement. After the advertising phase for ..... 
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Marjorie Earley

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Marjorie Earley, 98, of Spring Valley, Minn., died on July 23, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Living Center. Marjorie was born in York Township, Minn. to Gerit and Mary (VanGrevenhof) Zwart on November 4, 1915. She attended Bristol Center Sch ..... 
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Fillmore County resident is a lottery winner

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley All

Roseville, Minn. – Congratulations to Tanner Thobe of Spring Valley, Minn.. Thobe won $10,000 by playing the Lottery’s Feelin’ Lucky scratch game. Thobe claimed the prize on June 23, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 640 N. ..... 
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Virgil Kenneth Arett

Mon, Jun 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Virgil Kenneth Arett, age 92, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was born March 22, 1922 in Freeborn County near Moscow, Minn. to Benjamin and Ida Mae (Hubbard) Arett. He married Lillian E. Kingsley June 8, 1940 at the L ..... 
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Loan funds approved for Spring Valley’s Chateau de Chic

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on June 23 and approved an application for revolving loan funds for working capital for the Chateau de Chic in the amount of $25,000. The application stated that the business needs gap financing to pave the way for ..... 
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Fillmore County resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Congratulations to Joshua Thompson of Spring Valley, Minn. Thompson won $20,000 by playing the Lottery’s MONOPOLY™ scratch game. Thompson claimed the prize on June 13, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Cub Foods, 102 ..... 
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Curtis Lloyd Osterhus

Wed, Jun 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Curtis Lloyd Osterhus age 69, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed peacefully at his home with his family by his side after a courageous 4 month battle against cancer. He was born on August 31, 1944 in Spring Valley to Lloyd and Bernice (Larson) Oster ..... 
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