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Council gives OK to build overpass

June 11, 2014

MARSHALL — A proposed pedestrian overpass and safety improvements for the intersection of Saratoga Street and Minnesota Highway 23 were back before the Marshall City Council at a public hearing......

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Jun-17-14 8:15 PM

There was an article back in early May with an engineer from MnDOT fielding questions about reducing the speed limit.

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Jun-17-14 1:55 PM

Agreed Pirate, but for the sake of urban gardeners, I hope that's NOT the case. Perhaps some members of the city council will reconsider the "civic value" of creating and enforcing a gardening ordinance.

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Jun-17-14 1:32 PM

Building a by-pass and lowering the speed limit from normal highway speeds (or accelerated speeds) to city speeds is like a restaurant building having drive through window but requiring everyone to come inside to order.

It was built to serve a purpose - high speeds, by-pass around city.

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Jun-17-14 10:49 AM

Farm Kid--it should be easy for the City to provide the documented response from the State being the request (or requests) would probably have been over the past few years. The point is, the city should provide a copy of the response from the State!

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Jun-16-14 3:04 PM

Where did I say that the city has approached MnDOT numerous times? Once is all I know of, and that was enough for them to respond, and their response showed that it was more well-thought out than most of the speed reducing posters give them credit for.

It's not a squeaky wheel needing grease sort of thing.

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Jun-16-14 9:05 AM

Farm Kid--if the city has approached the State as many times as you imply,wouldn't you think it should be rather easy for the City to provide the documentation?

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Jun-16-14 12:29 AM

hartman -Step - Away - From - The - Sarcasm. With the quality of logic vested in the Garden Ordinance I'm sure your first post has been enshrined as a ringing endorsement.

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Jun-15-14 5:36 PM

Doesn't matter how many times Marshall has approached the state about this. MnDOT has responded, and stated the speed limit will not be lowered.

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Jun-14-14 9:08 PM

It will be interesting to see if the city can provide copies of their requests to the State to lower the speed limit instead of the overpass. I presume these requests would have been made through the Engineers Office and there have been times the City Engineer makes statements as "facts" but doesn't have the documentation.

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Jun-12-14 5:43 PM

I'm planting tomatoes in my front yard. Technically they are not a vegetable. You could also grow cucumber, pumpkin, okra, peppers, corn, squash and eggplant in the front yard since they are ALL considered fruit, not vegetable. Wouldn't THAT provide a conundrum for the city council.

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Jun-12-14 11:05 AM

An apple orchard, grape vineyard or hopyard are all legal in a front yard (they are not a vegetable garden), but not vegetables.

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Jun-12-14 11:03 AM

I know someone who has a residential lot with no home on the lot, yet they have a large garden on it. Would that be front yard or not?

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Jun-11-14 10:17 PM

Lawns are the real eyesore. a gross misuse of chemicals and a waste of good soil. Too much noise when you mow them. Do these people have a clue?

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Jun-11-14 3:39 PM


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Jun-11-14 3:00 PM

Gardens attract deer, gophers, rabbits, and insects. If you want one, live in the agricultural zone.

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Jun-11-14 1:52 PM

Shame on the city council! Why doesn’t the proposed ordinance just eliminate vegetable gardens altogether? It’s not natural for a civilized society to allow people to grow food in their yards, especially the front yard. Vegetable gardens are nothing but an eyesore with rows and rows of tomatoes, carrots, peppers, peas, beans, etc. Next thing you know garden growers are sharing their food with neighbors and friends, or worse yet, encouraging others to plant their own gardens. By golly, that kind of behavior is downright dangerous. We must carefully regulate the size of vegetable gardens before they bring ruin to our community. I’m not one to point fingers at anyone but nothing destroys a neighborhood or town faster than allowing individuals to plant vegetables in their front yard.

Of course I’m being sarcastic. When has a garden ever threatened the public’s health, safety or welfare? Limiting the size and location of vegetable gardens is just plain silly.

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