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Rep. Greg Davids receives Minnesota Ambulance Association Award


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

(Spring Valley, MN) State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) was recently presented with the ambulance industry’s prestigious “Legacy Award” for his record of strong support for rural Emergency Medical Services policies at the Minnesota Legislature.

Davids’ legislative record of bipartisan cooperation on maintaining a strong rural EMS system prompted the award. His commitment has resulted in successful enactment of creation of a network of tax exemptions for all ambulance providers in Minnesota. However, his advocacy for programs primarily benefitting rural, volunteer ambulance providers has been crucial in maintaining rural EMS. He was also instrumental in the creation of an independent EMS regulatory authority as well as a first-in-the-nation recruitment/retention plan to help secure volunteer ambulance personnel in Minnesota.

EMS spokesperson Buck McAlpin stated that “without the numerous tax considerations and volunteer personnel policies championed by Rep. Davids, the brittle network of rural, volunteer ambulance providers in Minnesota would be in dire straits.” He continued, “although these exemptions represent a very small portion of the state budget, small amounts of money go a long way towards supporting our statewide volunteer ambulance operations which represent nearly 62 percent of all EMS personnel in Minnesota.”

Davids was recognized in a formal ceremony in Spring Valley. During his comments on the award, he recounted how the Spring Valley Ambulance Service, through its professionalism and timely response to a 911 call, saved the life of his father. “Had it not been for these dedicated Emergency Medical Technicians, my father would never have survived,” Davids said.

Volunteer ambulance personnel represent the vast majority of all certified ambulance personnel in Minnesota. The loss of these volunteers would cost Minnesota’s healthcare system roughly $70 million in additional healthcare costs per year. Davids’ leadership and advocacy have made him a true hero to rural EMS.

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Open House at Spring Valley Senior Living Evergreens

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Spring Valley Senior Living (SVSL) will host an Open House celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Evergreens on November 9, 2012, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Evergreens, 800 Memorial Dr ..... 
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Theresa A DiFiore

Mon, Oct 29th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Theresa A. DiFiore, age 90, of Spring Valley died Sunday October 28, 2012 at St Marys Hospital following a lengthy repertory illness. Theresa A. DiFiore was born October 25, 1922 in Jersey City, N.J. to Benjiman and Mary Shindlo. She grew up in ..... 
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Spring Valley approves agreement with Waste Management

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council meeting got underway at 6:00 on Monday night, and six minutes later the meeting was over. The agenda consisted of approval of the minutes from October 8, Consider the October Final Accounts Payables totaling $365,080.5 ..... 
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Elsie Bessingpas

Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Elsie M. Bessingpas will be held at 10:30 Saturday October 20, 2012 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield Twp. Fillmore Co ..... 
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Huberta Moon Fenstermacher

Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

HUBERTA MOON FENSTERMACHER, age 83, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Saturday morning, October 20, 2012, at daughter’s home surrounded by family. Huberta was born April 12, 1929, in Hayfield, Minn., to Hubert and Louisa (Fleming) Stippich. ..... 
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Letter about democracy

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates p ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council approves new solid waste contract

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson After 30 minutes of discussion, the Spring Valley City Council voted to award the solid waste contract for residential garbage to Waste Management. The decision was made after an informal poll from members of the Council. Mayor Ji ..... 
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Spring Valley discusses Main Street project

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was an evening of dealing with communications for various departments within the city. This included new radios for Emergency Management and controllers for the sirens in the city along with a control station, mobiles, portables and a repeater. T ..... 
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