Commissioners updated on curly-leaf pondweed

October 29, 2018

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Angela Larson of United Community Action Project presented a report for the organization.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Lin­coln County Courthouse. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
The first topic of discus­sion was to open the sealed agriculture land bids and approve one. There were three bids submitted for the 101.5 acre plot. The high bid of $15,936 per year for three years, sub­mitted by Matt Toft, was selected.

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City council talks police reports

October 11, 2018

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Pictured from left to right are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Greg Peter, and Councilpersons Erick Harper, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Police Chief John Spindler spoke with the Tyler City Council about the issue of police reports at Monday’s rescheduled regular monthly meeting. Spindler addressed the aftermath of comments made at last month’s meeting about the lack of a printed police report for council members at the monthly meetings.
“I gave you guys an example of what I used to do in reports,” Spindler began. “If you read the paper on a weekly basis, the dispatchers put in more of a detailed report of everything that happens in the county. It’s all there, regardless of whether I give you a report or not, it’s there.”

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County hears SWCD report

October 11, 2018

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At the Oct. 2 County Board meeting, Dale Sterzinger presented an extensive report covering the many programs run by the Soil and Water Conservation District.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Oct. 2 for their regular meeting. Chair Mic VanDeVere was absent; Commissioner Joe Drietz led the meeting in his absence.
Dale Sterzinger of the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) presented an extensive report on the various programs run by the SWCD. According to his report on the Wetland Conser­vation Act, the Blazing Star Wind Energy project is in the process of planning the field roads for their towers, which requires a wetland delineation…

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November candidates

September 26, 2018

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Joan Jagt

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Candidate names for the 2018 General Election on Nov. 6 have been released. They are as follows:
In the City of Tyler:
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…

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County will install security cameras in the jail, courthouse

September 26, 2018

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County Maintenance Manager Bob Verschelde presented quotes to build a 32×48-foot building in Ivanhoe. The commissioners approved the project.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Sept. 18. Commissioner Rick Hamer was absent from the meeting, due to car problems.
Jail Administrator/Civil Process Robin Sik and Sheriff Chad Meester presented a quote for adding additional security cameras to the courthouse. It was proposed by Scott’s Electronics that the county begin with installing six cameras in the courthouse at a cost of $3,577, including installation. One concern about the project brought up was that the courthouse is an historical building. Sik reported that she had spoken to the installer about that concern and he would use the wires that were already running through the hallways, protecting the historical integrity of the building.

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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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