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Monday, February 19, 2001


Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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To the Editor,
I felt stunned and dismayed to read in the “Notes from a County Kitchen” column (Feb. 12, 2001) the quip that “A small town is where everybody not only knows which men beat their wives, but also which wives need it.”

No one deserves to be beaten. Domestic violence is a crime, not a joke.

Bonita Underbakke
Fountain, MN




To the Editor,
Eminem’s (controversial rap singer whose lyrics are considered offensive to women and gays) music is about domestic abuse, wife abuse, murder, rape, and other violence against women and gays.

Eminem has been honored with four nominations and might be performing his hate-filled music on the CBS telecast or the Grammy Awards on February 21, 2001.

Family Violence Prevention Fund Executive (FVPF) Director Esta Soler said, “These hate-filled messages de-sensitize people to abuse. They are dangerous and do not deserve a national platform. At a time when domestic violence is destroying families in every corner of our nation, it would be grossly irresponsible for CBS to give Eminem time on national telvision to espouse violence against women and girls. If he does perform, we will consider a boycott against sponsors of the program”

The people at “Speaking Up,” which is a project for FVPF in collaboration with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and Fillmore Family Resource Center would like the citizens of Fillmore County to speak up and try to stop Eminem from performing. You can do this by taking three steps, and sharing this information with others:

• Send messages to CBS at www.cbs.com (click feedback) and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences at www.grammy.com (click webmaster) urging them not to have Eminem perform on the program. Please send a copy to speakingup@prsolutionsdc.com

• Urge CBS to run at least one public service announcement on domestic violence during its national broadcast of the Grammy Awards; and

• Demand that the program be balanced by having the host or a presenter address the terrible cost of domestic violence to our families and our society.

Remember to send a copy of your message to “Speaking Up” at speakingup@prsolutionsdc.com.

I guess the real question is...Do you want your children or grandchildren to be sent the wrong message?

Andrea Black
Rushford, MN



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Henry Ulring

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Henry Ulring, 93, of Chatfield, retired manager of the Chatfield Creamery, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided since August 1998.

He was born March 14, 1907, in Webster, MN. On Sept. ..... 
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Lula Vix

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Lula Vix, 88, of Houston, a longtime area farm homemaker, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at Franciscan-Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.

Lula A. Ray was born May 6, 1912, in Houston County. She married Lloyd O. Vix in 1930 in Winona, an ..... 
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Luellen VanGundy

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Luellen VanGundy, 95, of Houston, a longtime area farm homemaker, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

Luellen E. Olson was born April 27, 1905, in Ostrander and grew up in the Ostrander and Grand Meadow ar ..... 
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Maxine Delores Gunderson

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Maxine Delores Gunderson 75, of Mabel, formerly of northeast Iowa, died February 14, 2001 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Maxine Delores Wright was born March 7, 1925, in rural Ossian, Iowa, grew up in northeast Iowa and graduated ..... 
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Harvey E. Dohrmann

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Harvey E. Dohrmann, 79, of Fountain, a former farmer and businessman, died February 13, 2001 at his home.

Born April 12, 1921, in Milton Township, Dodge County, he lived in rural Mantorville and operated the Pine Island Pool Hall. On Oct. 23 ..... 
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Roy Overland

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Roy Overland, 77, of Richfield, MN, a Rushford native, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Sandra; two grandchildren; a brother, Norman of Rushford; and two sisters, Beverly (George) Simpson and G ..... 
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Gerhard I. Ferden

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Gerhard I. Ferden, 81, of Harmony, formerly of Lanesboro and Fountain, died February 13, 2001 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Saratoga Township, Winona County, and grew up in rural St. Charles. On April 22 ..... 
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Joann “Jo” M. Franzen

Fri, Feb 16th, 2001
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Joann M. Franzen, age 46, of Lanesboro, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, died Friday, February 9, 2001, after a short, painful battle with cancer at her sister's home in Loretto.

She was born March 10, 1954, in Minneapolis to Anthony and Harriet ..... 
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