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One-vehicle accident
A semi was involved in a single-vehicle accident late Monday morning on Highway 52, just south of Fillmore County Road 17, just within Preston city limits. Fillmore County Communications dispatched Fillmore County deputies, the Preston police chief, Preston Fire and Rescue and Preston Ambulance. State Patrol was also dispatching state troopers. The accident was found to be a single vehicle (tractor/trailer combination) accident, in which a semi was traveling south on Highway 52. The vehicle had left the roadway on the opposite side of the highway. The driver, who was identified as 28-year-old Peter Burhite of Isanti, Minn., was transported to Saint Marys Hospital for injuries. His condition is unknown at this time. Minnesota Department of Transportation workers were also assisting with accident scene management. The accident is being investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol. COURTESY OF FILLMORE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
These six youngsters took a little time from playing to pose for a photo with the new fence at the Brooklyn Park playground. They are from left, Mason Yonts, Casey Nation, Stella Charlebois, Lars Austad, Noah Merchlewitz and Alannah Skalet.  Photo by Charlie Warner
These six youngsters took a little time from playing to pose for a photo with the new fence at the Brooklyn Park playground. They are from left, Mason Yonts, Casey Nation, Stella Charlebois, Lars Austad, Noah Merchlewitz and Alannah Skalet. Photo by Charlie Warner
Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:44 PM
 

For just $20, you can provide the parents and caregivers whose children enjoy Brooklyn Park a little peace of mind. The recently revived city park, located in the shaded parkway between the two sections of East Rushford Ave is being fenced in to keep the youngsters happy and safe.

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    Construction on CSAH 25 continues in Peterson and Fillmore County hosted another Monday morning meeting alerting residents of the project’s progress.

     
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    Rushford Days kicks off on Monday July 13 with the 14th annual queen pageant at 7:00 p.m. in the Rushford-Peterson High School Gym.

     
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    The third annual Shoebox Run for Operation Christmas Child will take place on Saturday, July 18, during the middle of Rushford Days.

     
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    A Root River Trail Towns organization was first organized in the early 1990’s as a means for the towns on the MN DNR Root River Trail to collaboratively promote use of the Root River Trail and the local communities.  Early activities included the annual Sykkle Tur on the anniversary of the trail’s grand opening, a non-biker ride in wagons pulled by tractors especially for seniors, B&B house tours, and more.

     
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    With only two contestants, the odds were with Aubrey Ingvalson in 2014’s Little Miss Rushford pageant, but it was still a delightful surprised as her name was called.

     
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    Some teenagers spend their senior year partying, while others come down with a bad case of “Senioritis,” where they lose motivation to finish their high school career strongly. Christina Strapp spent her senior year serving communities as 2014-2015’s Miss Rushford.

     
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    Thirty-six men and women went to sleep Saturday night prepared to jump out of a plane the next day. As they slept, rain clouds blew in and forced a cancellation of the Third Annual Southeast Minnesota Jumps for Hope skydiving event.

     
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    For 26 years, if anyone in the Rushford Peterson Valley had an issue with a small engine powered tool, Roy Schultz, of Roy’s Small Engine, was the guy to see.

     
  • Boards for Brooklyn park project
     

    For just $20, you can provide the parents and caregivers whose children enjoy Brooklyn Park a little peace of mind. The recently revived city park, located in the shaded parkway between the two sections of East Rushford Ave is being fenced in to keep the youngsters happy and safe.

     
  • Preston's veteran cemetery nearing completion
     

    As progress continues to be made at the state veterans cemetery, located on Highway 52 in Preston, many are wondering when it will be open and ready for the first veteran internments. Months ago, it was hoped the cemetery would open in the spring of this year, but for various reasons, it was postponed. However, the cemetery is nearing the final stretch of its construction.

     
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    The 23rd annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride will soon be coming through the Spring Valley area as 120 cyclists and 33 volunteers begin the 500-mile journey through southern Minnesota on July 12.

     
  • Knee high by the Fourth of July…You bet!!
     

    The old saying, “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” hasn’t pertained to the stands of corn in southeast Minnesota for many years. During most of our recent growing seasons, the maxim is more like “head high by the Fourth of July.”

     
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    The City of Rushford Village council approved a bid for street sealcoating, finalizes approval of zoning ordinances, and addressed incorrect information regarding permits at the June 16 meeting.

     
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    A concern brought up at the June 10 Peterson City Council meeting concerning zoning and property lines has since been resolved.

     
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    Financial advisor Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates spent much of the June 10 City of Peterson Council meeting presenting his recommendation for bond payments concerning construction on County State-Aid Highway 25.

     
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