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Porter 2016 Election Results
Donald Trump wins Porter precinct in landslide with 67% of
votes. Yellow Medicine County goes to Trump with 64%, but
Clinton wins Minnesota at-large with 46.41% to Trump's 44.96%.
Donald Trump has been declared President-Elect of the United
States of America.
102 ballots cast in Porter in 2016, putting the precinct very
close to 100% voter turnout once again. All incumbent elected
officials for Porter City council to remain with Donald
Verschelde, Mayor at 95%; Pat Vlaminck, Council at 97%; and Kim
Jelen, Clerk at 93%.
Statewide, voters in Minnesota also approved a constitutional
ammendment, removing lawmakers power to set their own pay in an
overwhelming 76.85% "Yes" vote.
Full Election Results
Porter Elevator Site to be Operated by Canby Farmers
Grain Under 10 Year Lease
Canby Farmers Grain has entered into a 10 year lease agreement
with the State Bank of Taunton to operate the Porter Elevator
site. Canby Farmers Grain is currently waiting on their
application with the United States Department of Agriculture to
allow their license to cover the operation of the Porter site,
it is anticipated that this will be completed by mid-September
and the elevator will once again be open for business at that
time. The elevator site in Porter will be managed by long-time
Porter Elevator employee, Butch DeVos, who will be assisted by
Travis Wahl. The Porter site will be able to offer the
full line of services offered to patrons of Canby Farmers Grain
at their other sites in Astoria, Canby and Dawson. At the
conclusion of the 10 year lease, Canby Farmers Grain will be
provided with the option to purchase the Porter facility from
the State Bank of Taunton.
Porter Harvest Festival 2016
Results and pictures from our celebration of the Porter Fire
Department's 125th Anniversary, Porter Harvest Festival 2016,
can be found on our website and Facebook.
Access the site now!
Changes in Porter Recycling Program Begin July 15, 2016
Begining on July 15, 2016, Olson Sanitation will begin picking
up curbside recycling every other Friday morning. Please note
that this does not change garbage pickup which will continue to
take place every Tuesday morning.
The Schedule for Recycling pickup is as follows:
July 15, 29
August 12, 26
September 9, 23
October 7, 21
November 4, 18
December 2, 16, 30
January 13, 27, 2017
Scheduled pickups will continue every other Friday.
Consumer Confidence Report Released
The 2015 Porter City Water System Consumer Confidence Report has
been published. To view the report click on "City Government"
under the Explore Porter heading and then click on the "City
Porter Community Hall Shadow Boxes Complete
New shadow boxes have been built in the Porter Community Hall
and will be used to display memorabilia from Porter's past. If you
have any items you wish to donate to the city to have displayed,
please contact any city council member. Original or high-quality
newspaper articles will be accepted.
Porter Community Hall Information
Check out the new area of our website with information about the
Porter Community Hall.
Porter Event Photos
Do you have photos of Harvest
Festival, the Porter Auction or other events? Email them to
caption descriptions and they will get posted to the Porter
Keeping The Community Informed Has Never Been Easier
Now it is even easier to pass the
word about events in Porter and the surrounding area. Simply
fill out the information form at the bottom of the all new
Community Events and Calendar
Page and submit your event. Your submission will be validated
and posted to the calendar promptly!
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