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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will feel a ripple effect from the global destination for health and healing.

This year Williams was the featured speaker at the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation’s third annual banquet. Williams is a former superintendent of the Rochester School District, is currently the president of the Rochester Public Utilities Board, and was also the chairman of the Common Cents Steering Committee, a committee that has allowed the extension of a portion of the Rochester sales tax to be shared with Spring Valley for economic development.

The 105 attendees this year were recipients of very pertinent information regarding one of the area’s largest-ever economic developments, widely known as Destination Medical Center. Because the DMC initiative is such a momentous undertaking, some of the foundational details of the entire project can be confusing at best. However, Williams’ presentation broke down the DMC process into understandable components.

The goal of DMC is to secure Mayo’s economic future. Major changes in health care are coming, and many of them are unknowns. Therefore, medical institutions will have to adapt.Williams pointed out that one of the challenges of these adaptations is the “everybody is doing it” effect. In order for the Mayo Clinic to continue to be an innovative world leader in medical care, it must continue to set itself apart from other medical institutions and sustain its ability to attract people. In order to do this, DMC creates a partnership between Mayo and the surrounding communities and area.

DMC operates on a developed economic plan led by an economic development authority. Within this plan lies the answer to the big question: What will be built?

The Mayo Clinic is investing $3.5 billion to the DMC mission—money that will be put towards hospital expansions, clinical facilities, and medical innovation. An additional $2.1 billion comes from private investment for research and technology, urban retail, and hospitality.

A public investment of $585 million from DMC legislation allotted tax dollars will go towards public infrastructure, site preparation, and transportation. Rochester claims $128 million of .....
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Spring Valley City Council cleans up old business at meeting

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

One of the oldest issues that the Spring Valley City Council addressed at its most recent meeting was the passage of an ordinance that provides for the regulation, maintenance and occupancy of rental housing in Spring Valley. According to the ordinan ..... 
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Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Clement “Casey” Mackori Clement “Casey” Mackori (Savage, Minn.) originally from Kenya, Africa was born May 18, 1977. He was a beloved husband, father, and faithful friend who died unexpectedly from a brain bleed on Thursday, April 23 at the ..... 
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Kingsland board approves formation of Facilities Task Force

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland school board met on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the district conference room. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, April 2014 bills, polic ..... 
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Minar O. Therneau

Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Minar O. Therneau, age 88, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday April 19, 2014 at his home. Minar Otis Therneau was born on June 1, 1925, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Otis and Emily (Bussell) Therneau. He lived with his parents and his brother Glod ..... 
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Spring Valley ambulance director to retire August 15

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council heard a presentation by Brian Hoff of Fillmore County that furnished information on the 2014 levy and the effect it will have on taxes. Meeting at 5:30 was the Board of Review to give the public an opportunity to questi ..... 
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Margaret E. Isenberg

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Margaret E. Isenberg died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.  She was born Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Elmer and Mary Jane (Adams) Thompson in Goldfield, Iowa on November 22, 1926. On August 30, 1947, Margaret ..... 
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Kingsland early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) is the childcare program located on site in the elementary school in Spring Valley. This program serves students preschool through 5th grade 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost ..... 
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Carol E. Hamersma

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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