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Whalan City Council learns of fire department cost studies


Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

At the February meeting of the Lanesboro Rural Fire Department, financial issues were raised that will require more research and discussion, according to the report shared at the Whalan City Council meeting on Monday, March 10.

A task force is now being formed (with representation from Lanesboro, Whalan, and local townships) to research the costs of fire department services and how those services are best and most fairly paid for, says David Todd, City Administrator in Lanesboro, and an organizer of that task force. (Local townships include Holt, Amherst, Carlton, Arndahl, Preble and Norway).

“Whalan, the other townships, and Lanesboro, need information on how other jurisdictions go about this process,” says Todd. “We want to make sure that an equitable system is in place. Right now there is a verbal contract for services with our Volunteer Fire Department, with service costs shared by Lanesboro, Whalan and the townships. Our task force will do research on those questions and will share that information before any decisions or proposals are made.”

A tentative date of June 19, 2014, is set for the first meeting of that task force, the beginning of a process that is expected to take some time to complete.

“Everything is purely informational at this point,” said Todd. “Any changes to budget costs for any town or township involved would not be decided upon until the 2015 budget year.”

Other business

A recent arrest that took place in the town of Whalan has incurred legal costs of $587 to the city, an amount that will be reimbursed at the completion of upcoming court proceedings.

Local residents who want to question recent property tax assessments in Whalan are invited to talk to representatives of the Board of Appeal & Equalization at the Fillmore County Assessor’s Office in Preston next month. Available dates for the board are April 21-24, and the times are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Council approved a donation of $400 for the 2014 Stand Still Parade, the same amount that had been donated for last year’s parade. Whalan’s well-known parade takes place this year on Saturday, May 17.

The “Taste of the Trail Committee”—including local residents Jerri Gustavson and Lolly Melander—met last Monday to discuss Rochester’s “Destination Medical Center” initiative. The Mayo Clinic—in close partnership with Roc .....
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DMC tourist ideas welcomed from Whalan residents

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Government

The temperature was still firmly stuck below zero, where it seems to have stubbornly been for weeks, last Monday night, February 10, when the Whalan City Council gathered for its monthly meeting, but no water problems or frozen pipes were on the age ..... 
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Whalan Community Center given new life

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Progress Edition

It happens almost daily. Old buildings are torn down, leveled to the ground, to make room for modern progress. In the heart of Fillmore County, in our small communities, more and more are laying claim to these historical remnants, reclaiming them not ..... 
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Whalan holds cookie walk and chili feed

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Tasty comfort foods could be found at the Whalan City Hall in Whalan, Minn., on Saturday, December 14, 2013 as the Whalan Taste of the Trail Committee held a Cookie Walk and Chili Feed. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. giving people plenty ..... 
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George W. Judy

Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Obituaries

George W. Judy, age 94, formerly of Whalan, Minn., died Monday, December 16, 2013, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. George was born March 17, 1919 in Springfield, SD. In October of 1941 George served for the US army until December of 1945. During ..... 
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Whalan Council approves final tax levy for 2014

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

The City of Whalan’s tax levy for 2014 was adjusted at the December 9 Whalan City Council meeting—in a direction that should please town residents. After discussion about the previous preliminary figure of 5 percent set earlier this fall, and a ..... 
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Whalan’s Cookie Walk and Chili Feed

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Whalan’s Taste of the Trail Committee will be sponsoring a Cookie Walk and Chili Feed on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event will be held in the newly remodeled Whalan City Hall. Come and pick out some cookies and other treats, j ..... 
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Kjell Olav Nordlie

Tue, Nov 26th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Obituaries

Kjell Olav Nordlie, the son of Kaare and Magna “Kjenner” Nordlie was born on September 3, 1946, in Sarpsborg, Norway. He grew up in the Sarpsborg, Norway area where he attended school. He later attended Oslo Teachers College where he received hi ..... 
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Whalan City Council approves new town brochure for DMC meeting on the 18th

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

Next Monday evening, November 18, the topic of Rochester’s Destination Medical Center (DMC) will take center stage at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., and thanks to speedy work from local residents and support from its city council, Wha ..... 
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