"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 3:23:50, Jul 30th 2014 - Bear - So Eagle, let me get this straight... To save money on medical insurance prem ... [Read More]
- 7:19:30, Jul 29th 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - Wow- so you're still going to do your shopping in Iowa to save 50-c ... [Read More]
- 4:02:43, Jul 29th 2014 - wow - Didn't read did you. I live on Iowa border doesn't take anymore had then going ... [Read More]
- 12:15:51, Jul 29th 2014 - kyle - or George Bush ... [Read More]
- 9:02:44, Jul 29th 2014 - notacookoo - WOW, this is the most unconnected rambling yet. It started out nice as ... [Read More]
- 9:21:56, Jul 28th 2014 - RFDvolunteer - Thank you Brett for a good article. I hope people will respond positiv ... [Read More]
- 7:50:52, Jul 28th 2014 - KingslandGrad95 - @wow-so you're willing to spend more on gas money to buy in Iowa wh ... [Read More]
- 11:01:18, Jul 27th 2014 - Eagle - Dear Mr. Bear, I thought to address a few of the issues you bring up. ... [Read More]
- 10:05:23, Jul 27th 2014 - - Exciting. .and welcome to SE Minnesota. Good Luck with your new venture. ... [Read More]
- 1:39:15, Jul 27th 2014 - yes - Spanish books would be GREAT! They don't have any books now at FC and if your c ... [Read More]
Fri, Jan 24th, 2003
Posted in Features
Posted in Features
Mayor Steven Rahn had vowed to keep short the second meeting of each month and he certainly delivered on that promise at the Lanesboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. In less than an hour Rahn and the council dispensed with the business before the council. No citizens appeared before the council with business, so the council moved on, quickly approving public utilities, zoning, and city council schedules and reappointing Robert Norby and Jon Willford to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Lynn Jacobson was accepted as a new city representative to the library board. Jacobson’s appointment balanced the board, increasing the number of city residents on it. Feeling that the public utilities commission faced a tough year ahead with a possible rate increase, the council opted to reappoint veteran Gerald Evenson for another two-year term. The council had previously asked for volunteers for the commissions and had little response. Council member Peggy Hanson encouraged interested potential volunteers to come to the meetings and learn about the commissions and their work, reminding the council that some of the current members have served for quite some time and might be ready to leave their positions. Perusing the bills, council members questioned a bill from the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department. Apparently the Sheriff’s Department had billed for work they had done in the city while the city had an officer on duty. Police Chief Stotts and city administrator Barbara Hoyhtya considered that to be mutual aid since an officer was on duty and felt the city should not have been billed. Previously the Sheriff’s Department had helped out when the city had no police chief and billed the city for those services. In their final action of the night the council heard a plan to post spotters to watch for cars for the Winterfest Sledding down the golf course hill for two to three hours on February 8. An earlier request to block streets off had been refused. With the city business taken care of, the council adjourned in time for its members to join the open house held for new Police Chief Stuart Stotts. Stotts had rearranged the tables in the community room and brought the coffee and cookies to the table, creating a welcoming setting for citizens to meet their new chief. An affable Stotts answered traffic and parking questions, and warmly greeted citizens he’d already met, inquiring about their families. Doris Grindeland expressed her feelings as she met the newly arrived chief with a hearty, "Thank God you’re here!"