Archive | October 1, 2013

By Audrey Alfson Special to the Caledonia Argus   If Owen Onsgard has his way, students of the Houston School District will be enjoying a renovated multi-purpose tennis and basketball court by next spring. The long-time Houston resident, together with the Hurricane Foundation and with the blessing of the school district, have big plans to [...]

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By Clay Schuldt Caledonia Argus   A public hearing was held during the Sept. 23 meeting of the Caledonia City Council to receive input on the proposed construction of a new veterinarian clinic at 503 Old Highway Drive. Early in the year Naaren and Travis Kingsley submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit to [...]

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By Emily Bialkowski Caledonia Argus   The topic of choice during a  lean Sept. 26 Houston County Board meeting was the Root River Soil and Water Conservation District five year Water Plan Revision. The 10-year plan is required by the state, as is a revision halfway through the document’s life to make sure any appropriate [...]

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By Emily Bialkowski Caledonia Argus   An unexpected vote by the local teacher’s union has left the Caledonia School Board disappointed and without Qcomp funding from the state. The district spent a great deal of time preparing its application for Qcomp and received the state’s blessing, but the funding stream is contingent on both School [...]

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David C.  Olson Minn.Chamber of Commerce Gov. Mark Dayton has coined the 2014 Legislature as the “Unsession,” saying he’ll concentrate on ideas to make state government better, faster and simpler.  We respectfully ask that repeal of the sales tax on business-to-business (B2B) services leads the agenda. Businesses should contact the governor and their lawmakers and ask [...]

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