If oil boom man camps head further east, Oliver County will be prepared. Oliver County Planning and Zoning board member Dan Bueligen met with the County Commission March 8 with an update on the development of man camp regulations for the county.
Those who unexpectedly caught a glimpse of the Hickle barn being moved down the road may have done a double-take to rule out having seen an apparition. The barn, indeed, seemed to be eerily floating as it covered approximately 13 miles before reaching its new location.
Center residents may have noticed half the usual city vehicles running about town, especially now that some snow has been clogging the streets.
McLean County Commissioners Ron Krebsbach, Steve Lee and Julie Hudson-Schenfisch all say it was the advice from their legal counsel, McLean County States Attorney Ladd Erickson, that brought them to leave from the Coal Conversion Counties group. The reasoning for the advice was that it appeared the board of directors was violating open meeting laws by communicating via email.
Minnesota Power, a division of Allete Inc., received unanimous approval for a conditional use permit from the Oliver County Commission as the company begins further planning to construct a second transmission line.