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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.


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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 Reports" link.



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. www.portermn.org/porterhall



Porter Event Photos

Do you have photos of Harvest Festival, the Porter Auction or other events? Email them to josh@portermn.org with caption descriptions and they will get posted to the Porter Website!



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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