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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith listened while Ray Ricketts, far right, of Trout Unlimited, explained some of the facets of the stream habitat improvement project on Trout Run Creek near Troy. Shown from left, are Smith, State Sen. Matt Schmidt of Red Wing, Jim Clark of Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited executive director John Lenczewski and Ricketts. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith listened while Ray Ricketts, far right, of Trout Unlimited, explained some of the facets of the stream habitat improvement project on Trout Run Creek near Troy. Shown from left, are Smith, State Sen. Matt Schmidt of Red Wing, Jim Clark of Trout Unlimited, Trout Unlimited executive director John Lenczewski and Ricketts. CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:20 AM

The parking lot at Dogpatch, located between Chatfield and Rushford in the small community of Troy, was filled with pickups, SUVs and other “official looking” vehicles Friday afternoon. A large contingency of government officials, including Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, had converged on the quiet rural setting to get a closer look at state dollars in action.

  • Fillmore County to become the eighth county in Minnesota under quarantine for EAB. 
  • Plans are underway for Rushford days, as this year is the traditional Homecoming Celebration. There will be a few changes from previous years.



     
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking volunteers for its citizen stream monitoring programs with three sites in the Rushford and Houston area labeled high priority.



     
  • The Rushford-Peterson School Board took most of their Monday night meeting to discuss new school options and personnel issues.



     
  • Rushford-Peterson teachers  prepare for retirement, Part 3

    For the last two weeks, we have recognized wonderful long-term teachers who will be retiring this year. Sadly, there are several respected and adored educators that are moving on to a new chapter in their lives, but we honor them as we take a look back at their illustrious careers in this final edition, recognizing these educators.



     
  • Turkey on the loose in South Rushford!

    In the type of story that you only find in smaller towns and farming communities, a turkey decided to take a tour of South Rushford on April 14.



     
  • For months, the Peterson city council has been looking at a large construction project that will begin this summer concerning County Road 25. Councilor Loren Rue began the meeting with a written statement that was distributed to council members concerning sewer service to Myrtle Avenue.



     
  • Fishermen and women of all ages will be working their lures along the banks of the Root River from Lanesboro to Hokah this Saturday. No, they won’t be after trout, panfish or pike. They will be after the largest rough fish they can find.

     
  • New Flood Insurance Rate Maps will receive public input; may mean changes

    The creation and future implementation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in Fillmore County has raised concerns for a number of business owners and individuals, both in the country and in cities.



     
  • Lt. Gov. Tina Smith gets early jump on trout opener

    The parking lot at Dogpatch, located between Chatfield and Rushford in the small community of Troy, was filled with pickups, SUVs and other “official looking” vehicles Friday afternoon. A large contingency of government officials, including Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, had converged on the quiet rural setting to get a closer look at state dollars in action.

     
  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships gathered on Tuesday, April 7, at the Preston Servicemen's Club for its annual meeting. Out of the 23 townships in Fillmore County, 17 were in attendance, along with the county department heads and county commissioners.

     
  • Three agencies have joined forces to sponsor a housing forum to be held at Tri-County Electric in Rushford on Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. 



     
  • The Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) denied loan guarantee requests made by Roy’s Small Engine and Village Auto, LLC at the April 8 meeting. Had the requests been approved, the EDA would have served as the second mortgage holder for gap loans the businesses were considering.



     
  • The Planning/Zoning Commission for the City of Rushford Village have been hard at work clarifying language and simplifying ordinances in recent months. At the April 7 meeting, the city council held a public hearing in which they clarified the changes that have been made in these months.



     
  • Rushford-Peterson teachers prepare for retirement, Part 2

    Wanda Kopperud has been teaching for 22 years, but now she feels ready for a new season of life as this chapter comes to a close.



     
Minnesota Gas Tax

Should Minnesota look to a gas tax to help fund the state’s road and bridge construction?


 

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