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Winthrop Council votes 3-2 to restructure RS Fiber debt

4/18/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Winthrop City Council, during a special meeting on Monday night, April 15, voted 3-2 and approved a motion to approve a proposal by Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) to acquire the interests of ProGrowth Bank and Rural Electric Economic Development, Inc. at a total purchase price equal to 88 percent of the outstanding principal balance of all loans totaling $8,689,363.36. Eighty-eight percent of that amount equals a purchase price of $7,646,639.76.


As part of the motion, an additional $6 million in senior debt was added to bring the total senior indebtedness to $15 million for the net default amount, the vendor amount, and any unpaid interest added to the principal.


As a term of the sale, before or at closing, RS Fiber shall use funds on hand to satisfy all loans from the Winthrop, Buffalo Lake, Gibbon, and Fairfax Economic Development Authorities and related loans.

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Community Notification Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 23

4/18/2019

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office is releasing this information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052.  This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sexual predatory offender’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office believes that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The offender being released is Joshua Reger, risk level 3. He will be living in the City of Arlington.


The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Community Notification Meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington at 7  p.m. Tuesday, April 23.

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High bids, affordability of street project are topics at workshop

4/18/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during a workshop on Monday night, April 15, discussed the high bids and affordability of the proposed 2019 Street & Utility Improvement Project.


Jason Femrite, a representative of Bolton & Menk, Inc., and Shannon Sweeney, a representative of David Drown Associates, Inc., were present to share information and answer questions.


Mayor Rich Nagel and City Council members Michelle Battcher, Adam Cowell, Tom Hatlestad, Jim Heiland and James Jaszewski were all present for the workshop.

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The City Council recently received the results of the bids  for the proposed 2019 Street & Utility Improvement Project and learned that the bids came in about 20 percent higher than the engineer’s original estimate of $2,010,000.

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City Council authorizes artist to paint mural inside Lions Center

4/18/2019

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, April 15, unanimously approved a motion to approve a request from Arlington Lions Club President Nancy Mathwig to authorize artist Lana Beck to paint a mural inside The Lions Center at Four Seasons Park. In addition to the motion, a metal Lions Center sign will be placed on the outside of the building.


The project will add some color to the interior without detracting from the overall brightness of the building.


Beck, who has painted two murals on the hallway walls at the Arlington Community Center, will utilize the north wall around the window and paint a mural that includes scenes from all four seasons of the year. The colors will be subtle with only a few brighter colors in the summer or winter scenes. Beck will complete the project in six hours during the week of May 20. The Arlington Lions Club will cover all of the costs.

Find the complete story in the April 18, 2019 edition of the Arlington Enterprise.

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