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Gammel Dag Fest
PETERSON’S GAMMEL DAG FEST was celebrated by many last weekend. The Johnson Express was a big hit with the kids. Photo by Charlie Warner
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:35 PM

The city of Rushford will see modest growth in the next decade, according to a study just completed by Maxfield Research, Inc. of the Twin Cities. Research analyst Mace Wescott reviewed the study on June 16 during a joint meeting with the Rushford Planning Commission and the Economic Development Authority (EDA).





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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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    Get ready for a night full of scary cases featuring deadly hauntings, bizarre creatures, and strange flying objects as paranormal investigator Chad Lewis discuses some of his most interesting cases during a presentation at the Rushford Public Library on July 1 beginning at 7 p.m.  

     
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    The Rushford City Council unanimously approved a motion to sell the former community center building, located at 1108 Miller Circle, to Steve Brown of WinTech Electronics. The action was taken during the June 22 council meeting.

     
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    “We that just didn’t attract enough people to keep it open. We tried for four years, but it just didn’t work out,” said Ted Roberton of Rushford State Bank about the closure of their Houston branch. The Houston branch of Rushford State Bank closed its door on June 1.

     
  • The city of Rushford will see modest growth in the next decade, according to a study just completed by Maxfield Research, Inc. of the Twin Cities. Research analyst Mace Wescott reviewed the study on June 16 during a joint meeting with the Rushford Planning Commission and the Economic Development Authority (EDA).





     
  • Friends of the Root River seeking more  volunteers to protect, enhance watershed
     

    A new volunteer group — Friends of the Root River — is looking to involve people from throughout the river’s large watershed area in aspects of its preservation, education and enhancement, according to Bill Sullivan of Pilot Mound Township, rural Chatfield, one of the planners with the group.

     
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    The Fillmore County commissioners convened at the courthouse for the 2015 board of appeals and equalization meeting last Tuesday evening.

     
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    Highway department business dominated discussion during the Tuesday, June 23, Fillmore County board meeting as highway engineer Ronald Gregg recommended the board postpone awarding the bid for a Preble Township bridge replacement project. Gregg said the amounts of the two bids he received were so very different he felt that it would be best to ascertain whether they were comparable since Alcon Construction Co. bid $224,023 and Minnowa Construction bid $683,979 for the replacement of box culverts. Gregg’s engineer’s estimate stood at $172,719.

     
  • On Sunday, June 28, the Rushford Municipal Airport will be a flurry of activity, as the third annual southeast Minnesota Jumps for Hope skydiving event will take place. More than three-dozen persons have signed up to jump out of a plane at over 10,000 feet for a breath-taking tandem skydiving experience. The first jumps will take place around 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

     
  • State Scenic Byway Commission visits with  representatives of Historic Bluff Country

    The State Scenic Byway Commission met with many residents of southeastern Minnesota in Lanesboro on Thursday, June 18, to discuss keeping Highway 16 as a national scenic byway.

     
  • The Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) reviewed loan requests from three local businesses during the June 10 meeting and approved them.

     
  • Construction on County Road 25 has officially begun and Zenke, Inc. is working with residents of Peterson in communicating construction information in the form of weekly construction meetings every Monday morning which the public is encouraged to attend.

     
  • Peterson pulling out all the stops for Gammel Dag Fest June 19-21

    Peterson, Minn., the bustling Norwegian community located in the scenic Root River Valley will be a flurry of activity this weekend. Gammel Dag (Norwegian for “Good Old Days”) Fest will be celebrated Friday through Sunday, June 19, 20 and 21.



     
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