Upsala
By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Christmas decorations in Upsala hold 1,700 bulbs, leading the City Council to look for more cost-effective ways to light up the town during the holiday season. “We put in 1,200 new bulbs this year at about 25 cents each,” said Maintenan...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Rather than sending the usual blue-colored postcard to water account customers who are behind on their payments, Upsala City Administrator Adrian Welle sent certified letters in September. “Ten of them responded immediately, and of those ...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com As Elementary Librarian Wanda Erickson presented a video report to the Upsala School Board Wednesday, the flow was repeatedly interrupted while her laptop took time to catch up. This led directly into Technology Coordinator Curtis Robertson...Read More
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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Karin Nelson of Nelson Insurance presented to the Upsala City Council Monday the results of a building audit by the Minnesota League of Cities. As result of the audit, many buildings received a new value. “The League is requesting pretty ...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Upsala School District had been overcharged by two companies in recent billing, Superintendant Gery Arndt reported at Wednesday’s meeting. District Administrative Assistant Colleen Harren caught the errors and started looking into the...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com For four years, St. Francis of Assisi Church has presented “Journey with Jesus to Calvary,” a play written by Jane Keppers. “The play was written as an alternative to just reading the story to the elementary religious education student...Read More
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By LIZ VERLEY, Staff Writer Upsala School Board members received information on the Public Buildings Enhanced Energy Efficiency Program (PBEEEP) for local governments during their meeting Wednesday. Superintendent Gery Arndt asked the board members to review the information and told them a represen...Read More
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By SARAH LIDEEN Staff Writer The Gunderson family isn’t new to hosting exchange  students. In December 2011, they brought in their third student, Johanna Verholen from Northwest Germany. “I grew up with exchange students, so it’s pretty natural for me,” said Tina Gunderson. “It’s a pret...Read More
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By TINA SNELL Staff Writer Deny and LouAnn Raatz, Rice, have opened Molly’s On Main, a cafe and bar located next to the Upsala Post Office. Upsala has been without a cafe for several years. The Raatzes were ready to begin a new chapter in their lives. The marriage of the two is working. “I [...]...Read More
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By LIZ VERLEY Staff Writer It was good news for the Upsala School District Tuesday night, when the voters approved an increase in the district’s operating levy referendum. The question on the ballot asked voters to approve an increase of $500 to its existing levy of $450. The $950 will be availabl...Read More
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