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Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
Posted in Commentary

This past week has definitely been positively enlightening.

First, I need to thank all of our readers, in print and online, for giving me your feedback on our new features.

More and more people are replacing their time in front of the television with time in front of their computers.

Hence, this was a significant driving factor behind our launch of video on the Web in early March. And without a doubt, it's been a HUGE success, with well over 3,000 viewings of our video collection, thus far.

With that said, we do have some more surprises around the corner that we think you'll enjoy -- in print and online.

Second, I like to get out of the office and visit with people in the communities we serve. So, this past Wednesday, I asked Peggi Redalen, our salesperson for Rushford, if she could help me get better acquainted with the Rushford area.

After enjoying a curvy jauntthrough the bluffs, passing the quaint towns of Whalan (with its World Famous Pies) and Peterson (the last stop before the big city), I came to the very busy community of Rushford.

I obviously didn't live in the area during the 2007 flood that overwhelmed Rushford, but I've heard and read stories along with viewing videos assembled on the Journal's website.

I can whole-heartedly empathize with anyone going through a flood, since I survived the Rochester flood of 1978. I was old enough to remember it, but too young to help my parents with the enormous task of clean-up. So, I spent the majority of that summer with my grandparents, Bob and Mary Jane Sethre, in Preston.

As I have become more aware of how the past couple of years have shaken the town of Rushford, it's refreshing to see so much progress in such a short amount of time.

Peggi and I visited with Mark Johnson and saw the site of the new Norsland Lefse facility. We visited with the owners of Nordic Lanes, Rushford Foods, Rushford Dental, Shawnee's Bar & Grill, and many others.

In general, I drove back to Preston with one incredible impression. You know that new car smell that almost everyone loves?

Rushford has that.

With all of the remodeling and construction, Rushford is renewing itself.

They are poised for greatness.

I told a native Prestonian, and life-long farmer, about how I was so impressed with how the people of Rushford have recovered.

With admiration, he said, "Those people in Rushford are strong. They .....
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Fri, Mar 20th, 2009
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As you read YOUR newspaper today, I hope you enjoy some new elements we have introduced in an effort to stimulate further interactivity with readers in print and online.

Beginning with the March 9 issue of the Fillmore County Journal, we ini ..... 
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Queen for a day wins her Hysterectomy

Fri, Mar 13th, 2009
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Have you seen the commercial for Colonoscopy Sweepstakes? Saturday Night Live would have been proud to have written that one but, alas, it was real. For those of you who wonder about the direction of health care, ponder no more. It is the purest of ..... 
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One moment, please... Homer Simpson moments

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
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For those of you who didn't catch it in last Monday's Fillmore County Journal, to the lower left of my column is a reference point for which I feel an obligation to share with readers.

We made a mistake. We noted the author of the Jo ..... 
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Wind farms and wildlife

Fri, Feb 27th, 2009
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The wind itself may be free, but harnessing it for electrical power involves the expenses of wind turbine production, purchase of options on land for the placement of turbines and provision of service roads and substations. Indirect expenses ..... 
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One moment, please... Multiplicity

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
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Recent Journal office conversations have inspired me to write a piece about the antics of the California octuplet lady, Nadya Suleman. Surely, you've heard about her and her 14 children. Who hasn't?

Can you imagine being the single mother of ..... 
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Hopeless problems, hopeful solutions

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
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Problems:

1.) Humanity finds itself embroiled in regional conflicts everywhere on earth. Resource wars are being conducted even as economies contract. We have no baseline information on which to act regarding planetary atmosphere and climate ..... 
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All it takes is a little effort

Fri, Feb 20th, 2009
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Some things just get my blood boiling. I've witnessed people at highway Rest Areas dump garbage out their door onto the ground when there is a trash container steps away directly in front of their parked car. I have participated in "Adopt a Highway" ..... 
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Welcome to Fillmore County

Fri, Feb 13th, 2009
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The Fillmore County Journal has new owners and as a recent transplant to this perfect corner of the earth I want to say, hello.

Jason, huh? You make me feel old right from the start. My son is Jason and I have a deep furrow between my eyebrow ..... 
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