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Delano Sculpture Park receives art grant

The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) recently  awarded a public art grant in the amount of $13,230 to the Delano Area Council for Arts and Culture for “Spirit of Community,” a sculpture commissioned from Pedersen Metal Design of North Mankato.
The sculpture will be permanently installed in the Delano Sculpture Park located between Highway 12 and the Crow River in Delano.

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Delano welder battles stereotypes, promotes body positivity

When tasked with creating a unique video as part of a modeling competition, Amber “Ember” Davis knew just what to do. The Landscapes Structures employee donned a pair of high heels, slid on a welding helmet, and went to work with a welding torch, while her sister, Chancey Holty, recorded it.
The video earned Ember a spot in the For All Bodies (FAB) Runway Show in New York City in September 2019. That opportunity was a highlight of Ember’s modeling career, in addition to being named Miss Congeniality in the 2020 Miss Minnesota USA pageant and being crowned Miss Voluptuous Minnesota in August.

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Delano public hearing: street reconstruction plan

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Delano, Minnesota (the “City”), will meet on November 1, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Delano City Hall, 234 2nd St N, Delano, Minnesota, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on (a) the proposal to adopt a five year street reconstruction plan and (b) the intent to issue not to exceed $1,000,000 general obligation street reconstruction bonds under its street reconstruction plan for street reconstruction improvements described in the street reconstruction plan.
If a petition requesting a vote on the issuance of the general obligation street reconstruction bonds is signed by voters equal to five percent of the votes cast in the last municipal general election and is filed with the City Administrator within 30 days of November 1, 2021, the City may issue the general obligation street reconstruction bonds only after obtaining the approval of a majority of the voters voting on the question of the issuance of the general obligation street reconstruction bonds.
All persons may appear at the November 1, 2021, public hearing and present their views to the Council orally or in writing.
Paula Bauman
Administrative Services Coordinator
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Oct. 22, 2021.

Delano public hearing: storage site

City of Delano
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Delano Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter on Monday, November 8, 2021at the Delano City Hall, located at 234 2nd Street North, for the purpose of considering a development application from Duininck Inc.  for a site and building plan review and a conditional use permit to allow accessory outdoor storage on a lot in an I-2 General Industrial Zoning District for property in Delano Minnesota legally described as follows.
Legal Description:
Lot 2, Block 3 Delano West Metro Business Park 1st Addition
Notice is further given that any written or oral comments from citizens regarding the proposed conditional use permit will be heard at the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and will be afforded the opportunity to speak on the applications during the public hearing.
Paula Bauman
Delano City Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Oct. 22, 2021.

Independence election notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the General Election will be held in the City of Independence, Minnesota on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The hours of voting in the polling place will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Polling Place for Independence residents is Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90, Independence, MN 55359.
Published in the Delano Herald Journal, Oct. 15 and 22, 2021.

Open debate at Delano Library Tuesday, Oct. 26

The Delano Library is organizing what looks to be a great community conversation, sponsored by “Braver Angels,” the organization that works to bring “reds” and “blues” together for highly structured, civil conversations about topics that tend to be divisive.
Braver Angels leaders serve as facilitators and encourage multiple points of view.  You can attend as an observer, ask questions if they arise for you or plan to make a comment. It should be a fascinating event as Braver Angels debates aren’t focused on winning or losing, but instead on expanding everyone’s thinking as they hear others’ points of view.
The resolution for the debate, beginning at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 26th is:
“The Delano School Board should ban teaching or promoting any theory or concept that holds social problems are created by racist or patriarchal social structures or systems.”

Just below is the link to the Braver Angels website where you can read more and register for the event. There is no charge. Folks outside the Delano area are welcome to participate. Feel free to forward this message to others who may be interested.
For questions, contact Theresa Jacobs at the Delano Library.
763 972-3467