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11:57:49, Nov 4th 2013

Sharon Rustad says:
Mr . Kues:

In your commentary this week you have some very viable arguments. But let me ask a few questions from you.

Have you ever toured the R-P facilities? Last year you stated you "had not". The community was asked to participate on this task committee this past summer. During those months of meetings, I never saw you take any interest in attending to learn ALL the facts. We also missed 1 board member who chose not to attend.

If you are so interested in the school, why aren't you ever present at the meetings so you get all the facts straight. There is a lot more to this issue other than money!!


2:00:29, Nov 4th 2013

bkues says:
Mrs. Rustad,

Yes, I have had the opportunity to take a tour of the school. I was very fortunate to receive a private tour from Mr. Ehlers. It was the result of this tour that has me convinced the school is in need of major repairs, and that the option to do nothing is no longer a viable option.

As for attending the committee meetings, I am not on the committee and am unaware of them being open to the public. I was invited to one, but sadly was out of town and could not attend. I would be thrilled to be part of the committee or to attend meetings.

If another invitation is forthcoming I would consider attending, but feel it may be more of a distraction than constructive.


7:48:08, Nov 4th 2013

Andy Prinsen says:
Mr. Kues, I am sad to see that you had to write another commentary without knowing all of the facts. It is hard to put all of the information on the website. As more information is presented, you will be informed of why we came to the decision we did. It is unfortunate that you did not notice the search for committee members on the school website as it was open to the public. We needed your input at the meetings instead of in the paper. I would be happy to go through things in person if you are willing to take the time. A lot of time was put into the committee meetings so please don't degrade it anymore than you already have.


8:53:43, Nov 4th 2013

intentions#exposed says:
Brett, I wish you would just come clean with your true intentions.Why don't you want to see a new school built. Maybe it's purely a selfish motive. It's a pretty big coincidence that you are in the process of building a big fancy house. Maybe you're soley thinking about yourself and not wanting your property taxes to go up. Maybe you should think of what's best for the community. Start being a part of the solution instead of part of the problem!


9:12:59, Nov 4th 2013

dedicatedtocommunity says:
Brett, once again you claim to know everything without knowing all the facts. The committee was open to anyone interested in serving on it. But i guess you were too busy to serve on it, but you're not too busy to write derogatory commentaries that sabotage the hard work of others. The committee met for a total of 15 hours to intensely study not only our facilities but where education is headed. They looked at planning for the future in the long-term not 5-10 years out. The 1906 building could be repurposed for a variety of different things. Think outside the box. Winona and Lanesboro are examples of repurposing their old buildings for different uses like apartment buildings. Please take the time to get educated before thinking you know it all. I didn't know taking one short tour of the facilites made you an expert on it.


7:05:56, Nov 5th 2013

Kues' Character? says:
Oct. 12

9:45 a.m. - Brett Evan Kues, 40, of Rushford, Minn., was cited for disorderly conduct. Officers responded to Winona Senior High School for a report Kues threatened to hurt the ex-husband of his current significant other while at a wrestling tournament.



3:57:24, Nov 6th 2013

MNFarmboy says:
Mr. Kues, the bill you mentioned about the district receiving $20 million from the State is dead and needs to be re-introduced during next years session. The bill never made it out of the committee it was assigned to.


11:50:51, Nov 12th 2013

Sharon Rustad says:
Mr. Kues:

Just for the record the invitation to join the Task Force Committee meetings was published in the Tri-County Record and was also available on line at the R-P website. It was open to the public if you chose to be apart of it. I would suggest you call Mr. Ehler yourself and ask to be "personally invited" to attend future meetings.

Sharon Rustad

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