City of Tyler looking at Small City Development Program grant

August 16, 2017

The City of Tyler, work­ing with Development Services, Inc. (DSI), is considering applying for a Small City Development Program (SCDP) grant, through Minnesota De­partment of Employment and Economic Develop­ment. The goal of this pro­gram, and the City of Tyler, is to help small cities keep their current housing, and commercial properties, as safe, healthy, and afford­able options for future generations.

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City of Ruthton looking at Small City Development grant

August 16, 2017

The City of Ruthton, working with Develop­ment Services, Inc. (DSI), is considering applying for a Small City Develop­ment Program (SCDP) grant, through Minnesota Department of Employ­ment and Economic Devel­opment. The goal of this program, and the City of Ruthton, is to help small cities keep their current housing, and commercial properties, as safe, healthy, and affordable options for future generations.

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Council updates ordinances

August 11, 2017

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Two newly-installed basketball hoops now stand at the swimming pool park, compliments of the Tyler Fire Department.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

After months of discussion the Tyler City Council updated the city code to prohibit U-turns in the downtown business district on Tyler Street. Over the next few months, signage will be placed to convey that message to the pub­lic, including signs that will be placed in the center of the street that would be removed during snow season. The ordinance will apply to Tyler Street between the Bradley Street intersection and the McArthur Street inter­section.

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All four Lincoln County libraries request increase in funding

August 11, 2017

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Plum Creek Director Jim Trojanowski and Lake Benton Library Director Shelly Finzen are pictured at the Aug. 1 commissioners meeting. Finzen represented the Lincoln County library directors, requesting a funding increase for all four libraries.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Library directors from all of the libraries located in Lincoln County—Hendricks, Ivanhoe, Lake Benton and Tyler— attended the Tuesday, Aug. 1 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to advocate for a budget increase, the striking of the current formula system which has been used to determine the amount of funding each library receives, and funding each library equally.

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County will not be turning over roads to the townships at this time

July 27, 2017

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Several Lincoln County Township Supervisors were on hand at the July 18 meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners to oppose a plan put forth to turn several miles of county roads over to the townships.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Several Lincoln County township supervisors were on hand at the Tues­day, July 18 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to object to the proposal to turn about 50 miles of county roads back to the town­ships.
Lincoln County Engi­neer Dave Halbersma had sent a letter in early July asking the townships of their opinions of the plan to turn the roads back to the townships. The plan would save the county money by spending fewer man-hours on mainte­nance of those roads, and, once a highway depart­ment employee retired, to not replace that person.

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Lincoln County Veterans Services receives donated handicap van

July 20, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Veterans Ser­vices was chosen by Newgate School, located in the Twin Cit­ies, as the recipient of a handi­cap-accessible van to be used for transportation of county veter­ans to VA Medical Centers. The van had been donated to New­gate School, who, after making sure the van was mechanically sound and detailed like new, in turn donated the van to Lincoln County veterans at the annual Dennis Kirk Patriot Ride, which they help sponsor.
The van is a 2007 Ford E350 XLT Superduty, with just 32,000 miles on it. It features a wheel­chair lift, and one of the rear pas­senger captain’s chairs works as a lift chair that swings out and down via an electronic control to aid those who cannot step up into the van.

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Tyler City Council approves rezoning

July 13, 2017

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City Attorney Glen Petersen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The City of Tyler approved a rezoning request at the regular monthly meeting on July 3. The property owned by Tom Gladis to the north of Buffalo Ridge Concrete was in question as the city has conflicting information on how it is currently zoned. Documents have been discovered stating that the property is zoned as agricultural property with a separate document claiming it is commercial.

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Lincoln County may receive a van to transport county veterans

July 13, 2017

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Commissioner Jack Vizecky reviews the draft letter that is going out regarding the transfer of county roads to townships.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Lin­coln County Veterans Service Of­ficer (VSO) Dan Kuss at their Wednesday, July 5 meeting.
Kuss talked about an opportunity to get a veterans van with four captain chairs for seating and a wheelchair lift in the back. Kuss said the Freedom Riders raise money to help with veter­ans programs, and they are giving away a $30,000 van. Kuss said he submitted for Lincoln County, and was told they think providing the van for Lincoln County veterans is a worthy cause…

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Cornell joins the Lake Benton Police Department part-time

July 5, 2017

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Dallas Cornell

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
On June 1, Dallas Cornell began serving the City of Lake Benton as a part-time police officer. Cornell will work up to 16 hours a week.
Dallas Cornell is 26 years old and was born and raised in the Canby area. He is a Canby High School graduate, Class of 2009. He began his college career at Bemidji State University in the field of Fisheries Biology; however, in 2010 Cornell transferred to Alexandria Community and Technical College to study law enforcement. He graduated in 2012.

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Bids accepted for Tyler shop

June 29, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners accepted the bid from Sussner Construction in the amount of $143,600 for the construction of a 50×70-foot engineered building, which will be the new Highway Depart­ment building located in Tyler. Bids for the building had been opened at the previous meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Board of Commis­sioners, saying he was “formal­ly” asking to move the recycling site in Hendricks back to the county property where it had previously been located.

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