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Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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To the Editor,

Voters in the Rushford-Peterson School District have heard many facts regarding the costs associated with building a new school and the costs to repair our existing one. However, a fact that I believe that has been overlooked is in regards to what Rushford voters actually pay in taxes compared to other communities. I feel that this is an important consideration when this city wants to continue to grow and believes that a new school will actually help this growth.

To give you some facts, Ill start with my situation. My house is located in Scenic View subdivision and last year my Estimated and Taxable Market Values was $147,300 for my home (happen to be the same). With that I paid a total tax in 2001 of $2,966 which included $681.29 of Scenic View assessments.

Now for some comparisons. I have a relative who owns and lives in a newer two-story colonial house in Lakeville, MN, which is just south of the Twin Cities. Its close enough for him to commute to downtown Minneapolis everyday for work. His house has an Estimated Market Value of $228,200 and a Taxable Market Value of $210,200 for year 2002. His total tax for year 2002 is $2,102.18.

This means that my relative has a house that is larger and worth 30% more than mine, but pays 35% less tax. Put another way, he pays $1,051 per $100,000 Taxable Market Value in a supposedly expensive cost of living area, while I pay $2,012 per $100,000 Taxable Market Value living in Rushford.

Another comparison comes from a friend who lives in a newer, growing subdivision in Winona (keep in mind, Winona recently added a new school, which is included in this tax statement). His Estimated and Taxable Market Values for year 2002 are $312,800. His total tax for year 2002 is $3,654.

When compared, his house is larger than and worth almost twice as much as mine and he only pays 14% more tax. Put another way, he pays $1,168 per $100,000 Taxable Market Value, while Im paying $2,012.

I understand that Im not breaking these taxes down and comparing line by line, and that Im not deducting the assessment tax I pay in my comparison. However, I believe that assessments are a part of life in new developments, at least they are in Rushford, and what is most important is the total tax one pays.

I hate to think what my taxes are going to look like if a new school is built. Ill be looking at another $800 per year to my tax bill, this in addition to another incr .....
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Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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To the Editor,

Nothing we can do will improve the quality of life in any community more than quality schools. Young people who are involved in quality education do not engage in self-destructive activities and are an asset to the community. ..... 
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Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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To The Editor,

The new school Information Committee has been working for the past several weeks to research questions that voters in the Rushford-Peterson district have regarding the new school bond issue vote on April 23. Some recent questio ..... 
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Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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To the Editor,

At Eagle Bluff our role is to teach students to gather the information that they need on a subject, to look at the costs, the benefits, and the alternatives, and then to make a wise, informed decision on the particular issue. T ..... 
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Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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April 15, 2002

To the Editor,

Kingsland High School has lost a number of students to car crashes because they were not wearing their seat belts. This year at Kingsland we are stressing the importance of seat belts.

We h ..... 
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Lucille Evelyn Trouten

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Lucille Evelyn Trouten, 81, of Mahtomedi, Minn., formerly of Harmony, died February 10, 2002 at New Prospective in Mahtomedi.

Lucille Evelyn Johnson was born March 12, 1920, to Helmer R. & Ella Arneson Johnson in Fremont Township, Winneshiek ..... 
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Ardith H. Ristau

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Ardith H. Ristau, 70, of Preston, died February 9, 2002 at Park Lane Estates in Preston.

Ardith Hellickson was born March 12, 1931, in rural Ostrander, and attended country school there. Her family later moved to Carimona Township in Fillmor ..... 
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LaVonne Petersdorf

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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LaVonne Petersdorf, 76, of Mabel, formerly of Rochester, died of cancer February 7, 2002 in the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

LaVonne Blagsvedt was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Lenora, Minn. to Ole and Frieda (Selbach) Blagsvedt. She gradu ..... 
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A. Milo Omodth

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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A. Milo Omodth, age 91, of Spring Grove, and formerly of Mabel, MN, died Feb. 11, 2002 at Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove.

He was born Sept. 13, 1910, in rural Blackhammer, MN to John and Julia (Tollefson) Omodt. He attended South Fo ..... 
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