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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 review of the projected 2014 budget, a new and final rate of 2 percent was approved by council members.

The rate will mean a per household tax rate increase of approximately $20 next year.

Whalan’s 2014 budget was set at $22,832.70, with a major portion--$13,000—designated for street repairs. A total of $1,000 is projected for donations to two major town events: the Stand Still Parade and the Taste of the Trail event.

Other Business

•The council heard details about the upcoming “Cookie Walk and Chili Feed” that will take place in Whalan on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is the first fundraising effort of the Taste of the Trail Committee, and will offer holiday cookies for sale and a chili dinner. Cookies will sell for $4 per pound, with specialty items priced separately. (Cookies are being prepared locally by volunteer bakers). The chili dinner with fixings and beverage will cost $6. Activities will take place at Whalan’s City Hall. People were encouraged to spread the word about the event—everyone is invited!

•The council received an expression of appreciation from Wes Harding of the Taste of the Trail Committee for their support of the production of a brochure used at the November 18 meeting held in Lanesboro with representatives from the Destination Medical Center (DMC). “We had 11 Whalan residents at the meeting,” said Wes, “And I think we made a good impression on the speaker from the Mayo Clinic. The DMC project has the potential to bring a lot of people to our area, including many tourists. It will be exciting to see how all this develops over the next few years.” The Trail Towns were all represented at the meeting; the Trail Towns Committee will discuss follow-up to the DMC discussion at their January meeting.

•It was determined that given the recent snowfall it is a good time for the town brush pile(s) to be burned; that burning project will take place within the next two weeks.

•The council approved $300 for the purchase of hoist equipment to help with moving sand for upcoming winter road safety.

•It was clarified that the propane tank in t .....
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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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High honors for local resort owners

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Larry and Sheryl Johnson, owners of Cedar Valley Resort in Whalan, Minn., have been chosen as the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association’s 2013 Operators of the Year. The couple attended the three day MRCA conference which took place October ..... 
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Whalan City Council has “powerful” meeting on October 14

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

The atmosphere was “charged” at the October 14 Whalan City Council meeting—but not in any bad way. Members of the council needed to discuss and make decisions on a number of electrical issues arising out of local projects underway. The need ..... 
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Whalan approves building permits, plans for Town Hall Celebration on September 28

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Government

By Steve Harris The coming and going of buildings in the City of Whalan was the topic for discussion and decisions at the September 9 city council meeting, with permits being approved for two current projects. A permit was approved for the moving o ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., an ..... 
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Whalan celebrates 30th anniversary of National Night Out

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Officially dubbed “America’s night out against crime,” National Night Out was organized by the National Association of Town Watch. “Dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs, the introduction of National ..... 
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