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Inlamd Marina Possible in Glenwood PDF Print E-mail
News - Pope County Tribune - Starbuck Times
Written by Tim Douglass - Pope County Tribune Publisher   
Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:27

Flooding problems could lead to inland marina

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The Glenwood City Commission in July directed the city’s engineering firm, WSN, to do a feasibility study that would reveal the engineering costs of a flood mitigation plan that could include a channel from Lake Minnewaska to an inland marina on the Pope County Fairgrounds property.
The study is just a first step to determine the cost and feasibility of doing such a project, but the timing may be right, according to City Commissioner Kyle Thompson.  He told WSN Engineer Pete Sarberg that both the Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) want to see the flooding situation solved near 4th Street, Highway 28-29 and the fairgrounds area.
“The DNR, MnDOT and the city are all looking for solutions, so the timing on this could be really good,” Thompson said. 
Sarberg was at the July meeting to “get more direction” on what the city wanted to look at in the feasibility study.  He was told, by Thompson, that the city should look at an inland marina with a channel connecting it to Lake Minnewaska.  It should include a structure under Highway 28-29 large enough to allow boat traffic to and from the lake.

City of Farwell PDF Print E-mail
Cities and Government - City of Farwell
Written by Corbin Corson   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:48

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Farwell MN 56327

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Someplace Safe Coming Events PDF Print E-mail
News - Contributed Articles
Written by Beth Peltier, Advocate - Someplace Safe   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:47

Just a quick note to let everyone know what's coming up at Someplace Safe.

We are opening another Thrift Store! This will be on main street in Morris and will be opening August 19th. They are currently accepting donations and are building shelves and getting ready. It's very exciting to be able to provide this service to the communities and our clients.

Power Walk

I have been working on getting ready for the power walk in October. Everyone please add 12 p.m. October 7th to your calendar. We will be walking from Human Services to my office and will  have lunch. I am hoping to get a speaker in this year. Stayed tuned to what I will be putting together.

Christmas Extravaganza

Another annual event that is on the priority list right now is the Christmas Extravaganza. I have registrations ready to be printed and mailed if anyone would have time to come in this Wed. or Thurs and help with that please let me know. It should not take anymore then 1 hour. The Extravaganza will be held at the Starbuck Community Center on Sat Nov 2nd from 9-2. If you know of any crafters or vendors that would be interested in having a booth please have them contact me.

New Person Added To Office

The last piece of news I have is there is one more person in my office again. Diane Kittelson accepted the position of Director of Trainings and Education. If your organization would like any trainings Diane would love to work with you on that. She is based out of the Glenwood Office but is on the road quite a lot, as the Director position covers 9 counties. We are all very excited to have Diane on board and look forward to what she can bring the organization.

Thanks and Have a Great Day!

Notes From The Capital PDF Print E-mail
News - State Legislators Comments
Written by Paul Anderson - State House Representative 12A   
Monday, 05 August 2013 12:49

Monday, August 5, 2013

paul_anderson_150A newspaper headline this past week declaring that “property taxes could drop” in Minnesota made for interesting reading. Although the figure mentioned, $121 million for next year, was only an estimate, my initial reaction was, “Yes, they should go down, because other taxes are going up.”

Keep in mind that property taxes are set by local governments, such as counties, cities and townships, school districts and other local units such as watershed or hospital districts. Members of those governing boards study their individual situations and determine the level of funding necessary to operate their entity for the coming year. Then they set their levy, and the taxes are collected the following year based on the value of residents’ real property that lies within each taxing entity.  Money from the state, mainly in the form of Local Government Aid (LGA), has long been used by cities and counties to help balance their budgets without relying entirely on local property taxes.
Glimses From The Past PDF Print E-mail
News - Historical Society News
Written by Merlin Pederson - Pope County Museum   
Monday, 05 August 2013 07:55
From the Glenwood Herald, August 8, 1913.

Mrs. Alice Cox and Wm. Cox have been in Glenwood this week on a visit with friends.  They have also packed the household goods which they had left there and shipped part of them to their home in St. Paul and part to North Dakota.

The Cox residence property has recently been sold to F.B.J. Bickle, a Soo engineer.  Mr. Bickle is having the residence torn down and will replace it with a large and handsome modern residence.  The Cox residence is one of the oldest landmarks in our city, having been built by Dr. King about the year 1870.  Mr. Bickle expects to terrace the lots and to build a handsome wall around them.

Sometimes we fail to appreciate all the advantages we have.  Last Saturday evening a party of tourists came to our city and asked at one of our hotels for rooms with bath in connection.  They got what they wanted.  Afterwards we were informed that these people had traveled about fifty miles through some of our larger neighboring towns and had been disappointed till they came here.  “The biggest hotel in the world for its size” is perhaps not so much of a misnomer after all.
Paddle Boards In State Park PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 07:30

Glacial Lakes State Park in Starbuck Has Been Selected as a Pilot Site for Paddle Boarding

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STARBUCK — Minnesota State Parks have latched onto the latest trend in water sports by making stand up paddle boards available for rent at a select number of pilot sites, including Starbuck’s Glacial Lakes State Park. Called “SUP” by the in-the-know-crowd, stand up paddle boarding involves standing on a board similar to a surf board and propelling yourself around a lake with a long paddle.

The goal is to keep your balance, not fall off and have fun and get some exercise. It’s a fast-growing sport and the state was quick to recognize it as a marketing tool for the parks and a good way to promote a new physical activity.
“We keep our eye on emerging recreational trends,” said Amy Barrett from the Division of Parks and Trails in St. Paul.

It’s the same reason why state parks offer geo-cashing with GPS instruments, camper cabins and a lot list of educational environmental kits for kids and fishing gear and birding gear that they loan out to campers.
The focus is “getting young people outdoors” and getting the next generation to come to state parks, she said.

“It’s really cool. It’s something different,” said Anita Henningsgaard, a park worker at Glacial Lakes State Park, where the boards became available for rent last week. “It’ll be something to get people attracted to the park,” she said.

The rental fee is $10 an hour.

“It’s an affordable opportunity for families,” said Barret, who said eight parks currently have paddle boards but said she expects that more parks will receive them yet this year and next year.
Dragon Boats Coming To Starbuck PDF Print E-mail
News - Pope County Tribune - Starbuck Times
Written by Zach Anderson - Starbuck Times New Editor   
Saturday, 27 July 2013 14:22

Dragon Boats coming to Starbuck in August

The 2013 6th Annual Starbuck Dragon Boat Festival is unique to the Starbuck area and will take place this year on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10.
Not only will there be dragon boat racing, but the festival activities will include great food, great music, kids activities, a parade of teams and much much more for friends and family alike.
There will there be two days of fun and entertainment for everyone. Come stop out and see. Check for a full schedule in the July 31 and August 7 issues of the Starbuck Times.
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