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One Moment Please - A Busy Week For Everyone


Mon, Sep 27th, 2010
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By Jason Sethre

Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, cell phone number 507-251-5297

To say it was a busy week last week would be the understatement of the year.

While I could have dedicated endless hours or reporting just following the Preston firefighters around to all of their fire and rescue calls, I did manage to squeeze in a few interviews with candidates running for office along with speaking with the Preston Lion's Club.

I should mention that I commend all volunteers of our local emergency response crews, whether ambulance or fire, and I commend the employers who support the community by providing the opportunity to allow your employees to serve in that capacity. That volunteerism from the individual as well as the employer often gets overlooked. It can be an imposition on conducting business, but somebody has to step up to the plate. Thank you.

The interviews with candidates were certainly interesting, to say the least. I have many more to conduct and for the benefit of our readers, I am capturing all interviews on video and posting them online at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com under a section titled "2010 Election." Just look for the icon with a ballot box on our website and you'll find videos and articles relating to the candidates vying for governor, congress, state senate, state representative and county commissioner.

Probably a video that will attract the most hits will be the one I did with Al Hein. Prior to the stories painting the picture of Hein's name illegally appearing on the upcoming ballot for election due to a Minnesota state law that requires 500 signatures, we had scheduled to meet for an interview at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20.

Al expressed his thoughts on the subject, which you can find in the 2010 Election section of our website. He brings up some good points, however, opponents Greg Davids and Steve Kemp seem to be in agreement that the issue needs to be dealt with prior to the election. Regardless of who wins, this election could be contested in court, possibly calling for a special election. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

In addition to the interview with Al Hein, running for state representative of District 31B, you'll find videos of interviews with Lars Johnson and Steven Wilson, both competing for Congressman Tim Walz' position with the U.S. House of Representatives. Lieutenant Governor candidate Tim Mulder stopped by to share his thoughts .....
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Habitat

Fri, Sep 17th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Fall was in the air, cool enough for long-sleeved shirts, a few leaves already falling from trees in a moderate breeze, blue sky occasionally peeking through gray clouds, a good day for watching migrating birds, at least that is what I anticipated. ..... 
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Unpopular programs preserve jobs

Mon, Sep 13th, 2010
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The American public wants more and they want it now. We are a people that demand instant gratification. An economy as large as ours doesn't turn on a dime, especially with the severity of the downturn we have experienced over the last severa ..... 
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One Moment Please - More than just a balloon

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2010
Posted in Commentary

By Jason Sethre

Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, cell phone number 507-251-5297

Do you remember the feather that floated throughout the movie Forrest Gump from one scene to the next?

There is a debatable symbolism with ..... 
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One moment, please... More than just a balloon

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Do you remember the feather that floated throughout the movie Forrest Gump from one scene to the next?

There is a debatable symbolism with that feather. According to actor Tom Hanks, "Our destiny is only defined by how we deal with the chanc ..... 
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In Congress, there's always a next time

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

In this era of partisan confrontation and party-line votes on Capitol Hill, it's easy to lose sight of why Congress exists. It is our vehicle for finding remedies to the problems that beset us. It does this by bringing people of different beliefs an ..... 
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One Moment Please - It's all about the people

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

By Jason Sethre

Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, cell phone number 507-251-5297

This past Tuesday, August 24, the Fillmore County Journal team hosted a county-wide picnic at the South Hill Park in Preston, inviting the public ..... 
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Some liberals I have known

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
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By R. L. Sauer

rsauer@fillmorecountyjournal.com

You are expecting a list such as Hubert Humphrey, John Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt (as a sub teen I remember him as a vague figure in the papers and especially remember the outpouring of ..... 
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Legislation is just the start

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

You might imagine, now that President Obama has signed the massive financial reform package into law, that the issue is behind us. Hardly. In a way, the president's signature was just the starter's pistol.

This is because, despite its length ..... 
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