"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
Do you think that chain stores in small communities undermine the sales of locally owned retailers?
Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
Posted in Features
Posted in Features
On Friday, August 25, in a special meeting, the Lanesboro City Council voted to release Stuart Stotts from his position as Lanesboro Chief of Police.
In a prepared statement released by City Attorney, Tom Manion’s office on Monday, “the employment was ended because the City Council of Lanesboro felt that the abilities of Officer Stotts, and the needs of the City of Lanesboro, did not match.” Stotts, who began work in early January 2003 on a 12 month probationary contract, replaced Police Chief John Tuchek who was convicted of setting an arson fire in April 2002 that destroyed two buildings in downtown Lanesboro. The council had been reviewing Stotts’ performance quarterly. Stotts came under fire in May when a series of letters to the editor appeared in local papers, including the Fillmore County Journal, questioning the Police Chief’s handling of routine traffic violations. The letters accused Stotts’ of being heavy-handed in how he dealt with violators. Lanesboro council member Joe O’Connor said that the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department would provide law enforcement for the community in the short term. The Sheriff’s Department contracts to provide law enforcement for the cities of Mabel, Canton, Spring Valley and Harmony. O’Connor said that when the city was looking at replacing Tuchek it looked into a range of options, including contracting with the Sheriff’s Department, forming a joint powers board with other communities to provide law enforcment or continuing with their own police department. “Those options will be revisited again,” O’Connor said. “We want to go through the process, working with the League of Minnesota Cities and the Sheriff’s Department.”