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Letter about Kaase for Sheriff...


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I am writing to recommend Tom Kaase as the next Fillmore County Sheriff. When I was the Sheriff of Fillmore County, I hired Tom as a Dispatcher/Jailer. When I left to become the Police Chief in the City of Lakeville, Sheriff Jim Connolly thought so much of Tom that he hired Tom as my replacement.

I have been the sheriff of three Minnesota counties (Fillmore, Dakota and Steele) and the Police Chief of two cities (Lakeville and Faribault). There is a genuine sense of unease in the state and the country about the safety of our children and us. Fillmore County is not immune from these fears.

Tom has worked as a Fillmore County deputy and has always lived in Fillmore County. However, it is his experience as a police officer, narcotics investigator, sergeant, and lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department that makes him the ideal person to be the next sheriff. Fillmore County is a low crime area and a safe county. However, and for whatever reason, there are always huge criminal cases to investigate in Fillmore County, ranging from murder, bank robbery, arson, and narcotic violations.

Both Sheriff Connolly and Sheriff Jensen worked for me and were superior detectives and investigators. I couldn’t be more proud of both of them. Tom has that same investigative experience that allows him to manage and investigate major cases.

I am pleased to endorse and recommend Tom Kaase once again for Fillmore County Sheriff.

Don Gudmundson

Lakeville, Minn.

Retired Fillmore County Sheriff

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Letter about Houston County election...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, To the taxpayers of District 2: you have an important decision to make on November 4 regarding the Houston County Commissioner election. Do we keep experience and common sense decision-making in there for another four years with a c ..... 
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Letter about getting the job done?...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Wait…What? Greg Davids touts that he is “getting the job done for southeastern Minnesota”. What job? Yours? Mine? Ours? When I see Davids, I see an entrenched incumbent who has coasted on his laurels rather than doing the e ..... 
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The R-P levy referendum: a fairy tale

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Kim Machutt of Rushford, Minn. Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, there was a homeowner named Rush Peters. Rush owned an older home that had fallen into a state of disrepair, but was still functional. Rush was faced with a choice to ..... 
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A bad deal

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Jon Peterson of Peterson, Minn. A few final thoughts before the November 4th R-P school district vote: Administrators and certain organized groups of the R-P school district have WANTED a new school for 15 years; twice buying land without bei ..... 
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Letter about support for Jon Pieper...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In the last years, my home valuation has gone down, but my property taxes to the city and county have gone up. Why? Because Local Government Aid (LGA) to cities was taken away by Republicans. This program used income taxes from all ..... 
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Letter about Houston County Sheriff...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Law Enforcement Oath of Honor: “On my honor I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold ..... 
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Letter about Meet the Candidate Night...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley VFW Post 4114 would like to thank the following people for helping make the recent Meet the Candidate Night a success: Fillmore County sheriff candidates, Brian Miner and Tom Kaase; District 3 county commissioner candid ..... 
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Support for Kaase

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

By Mike Ask of Lanesboro, Minn. I am a concerned citizen of Fillmore County and would like to express my personal feelings regarding the upcoming election for the position of Sheriff of Fillmore County. I started working as a Dispatcher/Jailer ..... 
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