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Rushford-Peterson students participating in Model Legislature recently had a firsthand look into the group effort needed to pass legislation. R-P students played a significant role in drafting a bill-one affecting their local energy cooperative- passed by the Minnesota legislature last month.

  • Saying goodbye to the Hart Creamery
     Rushford area residents who regularly travel north of town on Highway 43 might have noticed a local landmark has disappeared from the skyline for good. Southeast Minnesota recently said goodbye to the Hart Creamery.
  • The City of Peterson Council spent most of their June 14 meeting analyzing their zoning and utility fees.

  • The Rushford-Peterson School budget was the primary topic of discussion at Monday night’s school board meeting. Business Manager Toni Oian provided a rundown of the expected budget for the 2017-2018 school year while also providing a recap of the previous year’s budget.

  • R-P Model Legislature students help push bill to the Capitol
    Rushford-Peterson students participating in Model Legislature recently had a firsthand look into the group effort needed to pass legislation. R-P students played a significant role in drafting a bill-one affecting their local energy cooperative- passed by the Minnesota legislature last month.

  • Rushford city administrator Tony Chladek looks back at first year
    It’s been a year since Tony Chladek was hired to serve as the city administrator of the city of Rushford. Chladek was hired on June 13, 2016, filling the void created when former city administrator Steve Sarvi resigned to take a similar position with the city of Winona in February of 2016.

  • Fillmore County commissioners held the county’s annual board of appeals meeting last Tuesday evening, June 13.

  • Fillmore County commissioners had several issues to address during their meeting on Tuesday, June 13, beginning with vegetation and crop buffers.

  • The Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) board may have a new member when its next meeting takes place on July 12. That’s one of the several topics the board dealt with during its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 14, in the Rushford City Hall Building.

  • Local teen  at rodeo  nationals  for fourth time in row
     Preston Lecy of Rushford is once again going to the National High School Rodeo Competition in Gilette, Wyo., from July 16 to July 22.
  •  The June 6 City of Rushford Village (CRV) meeting saw the council taking steps to officially complete the construction project in South Rushford from 2016.
  •  After discussing the issue with Rod Darr of Darr Realty for some time Monday night, the Rushford City Council agreed to drop the asking price on the former municipal liquor store building from $250,000 to $219,900.
  •  Rushford and Peterson residents were treated to the return of a fully open Root River Trail between Rushford and Peterson over the Memorial Day weekend. While the project had to be extended because of a wet fall in 2016, it’s wrapped up and ready for bicyclists to enjoy.
  • As the nose goes...  Search-and-rescue dog receives certification
    A dog is man’s best friend. Former Rushford native Leann (Volkman) Tufte believes that her search-and-rescue dog, Paco, is even more than that.

  • Rushford Lions celebrate 75 years of service
     Rushford area residents have seen them out watering flowers in the hanging baskets around town. They’ve also been spotted wearing bright colored vests while helping children cross the street safely on school days. They’re all members of the local Lions Club.
  • Johnson’s Rolling Acres to host Dairy Night on the Farm
    The Johnson family of Peterson first incorporated the Johnson’s Rolling Acres farm in 1978. The family-owned business not only milks cows, they grow their own crops and raise hogs as well.

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