City commended for flooding response
tammy vanoverbekeBy Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

“I commend you on what you did. Everyone was proactive. Everyone did a good job and that makes all the difference in the world,” said Tammy VanOverbeke (right), Lyon County Emergency Management Director.
The Minneota City Council held a debriefing Monday night to review emergency management procedures in the wake of the flooding emergency two weeks ago.
VanOverbeke said, “In a letter to President Obama, Governor Tim Pawlenty  requested a federal disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota as a result of flooding caused by severe storms that began on September 22 in southern Minnesota. Preliminary assessments indicate a total of $64.1 million in damage, $44.9 million of which was to public infrastructure.”
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Friends of Library ask city for help

By Byron Higgin, dovreMascot Publisher

Friends of the Minneota Library asked the city for help Monday night. The response: “We’ll check it out.”
Dave Dovre (left), representing the library group asked the Minneota City Council to use it’s “revolving” fund money to speed the renovation of the Big Store in to a public library.
“We’re looking for a monetary allocation to keep this project moving forward,” said Dovre.
He requested $160,000 from the city with $53,333 required immediately, $53,333 in April 2011 and the remaining balance in August, 2011.

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Wednesday, October 6
Rotary Club at the Madison Avenue Apartment Community room for meal and meeting,
public welcome.

Thursday, October 7
Volleyball team heads to Canby
for  7:30 p.m. game

The American Legion Auxiliary meeting
at 7 p.m. includes Kajsa Christenson, girls’ stater, speaking. Dessert, coffee and juice served by Delores Seifert and
Marlene Josephson.

Friday, October 8
Football team travels to
Dawson-Boyd for a 7 p.m.
battle with the Blackjacks

Saturday, October 9
“It Takes a Community
to End the Stigma”
One Day Conference in Recognition of
Mental Illness Awareness Week - Free!  
No registration required, at Marshall
Area YMCA, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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