Hamer and Vizecky are appointed to canvas results of general election

September 12, 2018

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen presented a proposal for one-year ditch assessments. The assessments would be payable with the 2019 taxes.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All members were present.
Environmental Officer Rob­ert Olsen reported that there will be a conditional use hear­ing on Sept. 19 to review and decide on a request of a permit by Ground Works, LLC, and Ex­cel Energy. The meeting will be­gin at 7 p.m. Olsen announced that County Ditch 15 needs to have the top two-thirds “dipped due to sediment in the system.” The estimated cost is $13,500…

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Election candidates announced

September 12, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Three positions will be on the ballot for elections for the City of Tyler this fall.
Terms will end this year for Mayor Greg Peter and councilpersons Erick Harper and Tim Sanderson. Peter and Harper did not file for reelection.
Filing for mayor, a two-year position, was Joan Jagt.
Filing for two councilperson positions, both four-year terms, were Sanderson and Cricket Raschke.

Council hears report on health equity study

September 12, 2018

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Janet Bush of Southwest Health and Human Services spoke to the council at Monday’s meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Janet Bush of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was present at Monday evening’s regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council. Bush was on hand to report on a recent study of health concerns in the county.
“I am partially employed though the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) through a grant from the State of Minnesota,” Bush explained. “We work on health promotion, so rather than being reactive to health we are trying to be proactive. We are trying to look at ways people can move more, eat healthier, use tobacco less. Part of that is looking at health disparities.”

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County receives clean audit

August 30, 2018

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Jim Trojanowski of Plum Creek presented budgeting requests at the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Rick Hamer was absent from the meeting.
Lindsey Bruer of the Minne­sota Department of Transporta­tion (DOT) was on hand to speak to the county about various highway projects that will im­pact Lincoln County residents…

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Meester, Nafziger to face off in Lincoln County sheriff’s race on November 6

August 23, 2018

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Chad Meester

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A field of three candidates for Lincoln County Sheriff was narrowed to two during last week’s primary election. Incumbent Chad Meester received 499 votes, with Nathan Nafziger garnering 349. John Spindler received 94 votes, leaving Meester and Nafziger to face each other on the November ballot…

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Nate Nafziger

Council discusses construction projects

August 23, 2018

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Engineer Bill Helget of Bolton and Menk is pictured speaking to the council earlier this year. Helget was back to speak at Monday’s special meeting, to discuss proposals for the projects to upgrade sanitary and storm sewer systems.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler City Council held a special meeting on Monday evening to bring forth a number of items tabled from the regular meeting on Aug. 6.
Engineer Bill Helget of Bolton and Menk was on hand to discuss the recent sealcoating project. The contractor hired for the project was Roger Hook of Russell. Helget said there are still a few items remaining that have to be completed. City Administrator Robert Wolfington said there was an issue with too much pea rock being applied to the streets that should be remedied this week…

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County says “no” to full-time deputy sheriff, “go” on property tax abatement bonds

August 15, 2018

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Robert Olsen, left, of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke about concerns that area farmers are having with the installation of the new wind farms in the Arco area. Eileen and Richard Nielsen are Arco farmers whose property has been undermined by the installation of the wind tower power lines. According to the Nielsens, they have uncovered power cables running across their property.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Ivanhoe.
The scheduled public hearing regarding the proposed proper­ty tax abatements in connection with the issuance of Tax Abate­ment Bonds began at approxi­mately 9:05 a.m. Vince Robinson and Shelly Eldridge were both on hand to speak to the commis­sioners and community during the hearing…

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Council sets second August meeting

August 8, 2018

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington reported on a proposed sewer project that will be discussed at a special Aug. 21 council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A number of items were tabled at an abbreviated regular meeting of the Tyler City Council on Monday evening. City Administrator Robert Wolfington said that due to the absence of councilpersons Scott Dressen and Erick Harper, he was requesting a special meeting to be held at a later date. Mayor Greg Peter and councilpersons Tim Sanderson and Kenny Jensen agreed to set Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for the special meeting.
One of the items tabled was a meeting with Bolton and Menk engineer Bill Helget. Wolfington gave the council a briefing on proposals to fix the sanitary sewer issues that have been plaguing a number of residents in town during several large rain events…

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Lincoln County man runs for U.S. Congress

August 8, 2018

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U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Prosch and his family.

By Violet Nelson 
vanelson70@gmail.com

The halls of U.S. Congress might soon contain a familiar face from Lincoln County. Lo­cal businessman Matt Prosch of Lake Benton has been busy with his campaign to represent our congressional district in Wash­ington, D.C. He eagerly awaits his first big hurdle, which is the Aug. 14 primary election.

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Commissioners hear results of Health Equity survey

July 27, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for the second regular July meeting on Tuesday, July 17 at the Lincoln County Court House. Commis­sioner Corey Sik was ab­sent from the meeting.
Vince Robinson, Shelly Eldridge, a municipal ad­visor, ITC General Man­ager/CEO Bryan Roth, and ITC’s legal counsel Ryan Taylor of Cutler Law Firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were pres­ent to speak to the com­missioners concerning bringing broadband into rural Lincoln County…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.