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Alex Kvanli, right, and his friend, Mitch Gillen, will bike across America on a tandem bicycle to raise funds for cancer research.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
Alex Kvanli, right, and his friend, Mitch Gillen, will bike across America on a tandem bicycle to raise funds for cancer research. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:09 AM

“A few months ago, I was looking for some motivation to help get me through a particularly long stretch of homework.  I was brainstorming some adventures I could go on this summer, and I thought of riding my bike across the country,” said Minnesota State University, Mankato, student Kvanli. He “casually mentioned it to Mitch, which was like throwing gas on a fire, and here we are,” planning how to get from Florence, Oregon, on June 14 to Portland, Maine, on or around Aug. 17.

  • Band-Aids, bugs and bird flu were the center of discussion during the April 28 Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting.

     
  • Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates, Inc., approached the Spring Valley City Council during its Monday, April 27, meeting to discuss opportunities for the refunding of a 2008 bond for $877,000.

     
  • Kingsland board narrows  list for facilities consultant
    Kingsland’s school board convened last Wednesday, April 29, to review what engineering firm it wishes to recall for a second presentation on facility improvements and deferred maintenance proposed for the district’s buildings in Wykoff and Spring Valley.   
  • Minnesota Farmers Union women  get insight to different type of farm

    “We raise six varietals of grapes,” said vineyard owner Vicky Vogt, speaking to a gathering of women belonging to Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) this past Saturday. The women enjoyed lunch and educational speakers at Vogt’s Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery, where the ever-growing vineyard is not often thought of as a farm in the conventional sense of “farming.”

     
  • Kingsland grad biking across  country to support cancer research

    “A few months ago, I was looking for some motivation to help get me through a particularly long stretch of homework.  I was brainstorming some adventures I could go on this summer, and I thought of riding my bike across the country,” said Minnesota State University, Mankato, student Kvanli. He “casually mentioned it to Mitch, which was like throwing gas on a fire, and here we are,” planning how to get from Florence, Oregon, on June 14 to Portland, Maine, on or around Aug. 17.

     
  • A comprehensive Health and Human Services finance proposal by House Republicans would provide Greater Minnesota nursing homes with hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue if signed into law.

     
  • New Flood Insurance Rate Maps will receive public input; may mean changes

    The creation and future implementation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in Fillmore County has raised concerns for a number of business owners and individuals, both in the country and in cities.

     
  • The museums in Spring Valley will soon be open to kick off a busy summer of Spring Valley Historical Society activities.

     
  • SV native continues literary success with new book

    Spring Valley native Mark Reps recently celebrated the release of his fifth book, “Native Bones,” which is part of his “Zeb Hanks: Small Town Sheriff; Big Time Trouble” series.

     
  • Kingsland’s school board heard presentations from three companies regarding facility improvement proposals during the April Kingsland School Board of Directors meeting held last Wednesday, April 22, at Kingsland Middle School in Wykoff. 

     
  • Four Daughters unveils barrel room to public

    “The vineyard is in its sixth season, and this was originally a soybean field and cornfield,” related Patrick Sween, giving a tour of the Four Daughters vineyard to visitors this past Saturday, April 25 as Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery hosted the grand opening of its barrel room.

     
  • The month of March was a busy, but fruitful time for the Spring Valley Food Shelf with its participation in the Minnesota Food Share March Campaign and the Otto Bremer Foundation’s March Millions for Southeastern Minnesota.

     
  • From naps to field work, local  man has always enjoyed farming

    From the time he was a young boy, Joe Bezdicek has always enjoyed being out in the field, preferably on a tractor.

     
  • Local residents tell young people how  organ donations can change the world

    “We think he knew.  He had written a will, which was odd at the age of 17 years old, but he was pretty mature for his age.  It wasn’t an official will, but he wrote who he wanted his car to go to, his stereo, and the week he passed away, he was singing ‘Angels Among Us.’  But the key thing that Dustin did was talk to us about being an organ donor,” said Cherry Grove resident Steve Atwood, speaking to the students at Northgate Driving School in Rochester in mid-April, sharing about how his son, Dustin, died in a car accident on Fillmore County Road 8 on Aug. 29, 2001, but how his heart literally beats on in the chest of a Wisconsin man.   

     
  • New Flood Insurance Rate Maps will receive public input; may mean changes

    The creation and future implementation of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in Fillmore County has raised concerns for a number of business owners and individuals, both in the country and in cities.



     
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