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Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Sauer MD - Letter to the Editor

"good response. as always, a cogent and well presented rebuttal to a garbled and histrionic argument. good job." - Beadrin Youngdahl

Corporations and democracy

"Neil, good to hear your voice in print! I agree totally with your view and cannot believe such a momentous decision was sneaked past the American public. I think it is a disastrous mistake. thanks for writing!" - Beadrin Youngdahl

News from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety: 11 days, 10 road deaths -- a deadly stretch on Minnesota roads

"Ban all cell phone use while driving. In my part of the state there have been two deaths recently attributed to texting while driving. Just last week I had to take defensive action to avoid an on coming vehicle who was on a cell. You can tell by the cocking of the head to one side. Many are unaware to what is happening around them." - R.E. Flowers

Local Army Veteran D.C. bound

"I am so proud of my Grandpa and I know this trip means a lot to him and my dad, Greg. I hope they both have an amazing experience and bring home lots of pictures. Love you both very much! -Lindsey and Wes" - Lindsey Anderson-Watson

Local Army Veteran D.C. bound

"It will be an honor to be with Dad on his trip to Washington, D.C. The Anderson Family is very touched by and appreciative of the support of the Sons of the Legion and all those involved to make this trip possible. This is one of those "once in a lifetime" events that I'm very fortunate to share with Dad. Greg Anderson"

Local Army Veteran D.C. bound

"I am so glad Amos gets to go on this journey. He has talked about it for a long time. I am very proud of him but I guess I am kind of partial as he is my Father In Law." - Joan Anderson

Local Army Veteran D.C. bound

"Amos has instilled in my mind of what it means to be an American. He has dedicated his life to the betterment of family, state and nation. May we all take it upon ourselves to submit a record of like service for our loved ones as he has. Thank you Uncle Amos. Your nephew. Tom Tolrud"

One moment, please... Universal health care and social security

Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Commentary

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

As I visit with people throughout Fillmore County, I get mixed reviews about the passage of the health care reform bill.

More often than not I hear concerns for ..... 
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Corporations and democracy

Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Historians indicate that the Roman Empire fell in 476 A. D. and left in its wake untold devastation and political chaos.

Likewise, The United States of America, as a democracy, ceased to exist on December 12th of the year 2000, when five Rep ..... 
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The Mess Our Politicians Created

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Bobbie Sauer, Sr.'s, response to my last letter was in many respects accurate and factual. But, to define why this recession occurred and to assign blame where it belongs, it was completely useless. My "shoddy historical basis" is, in fact, incomplet ..... 
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Who should solve the health care problem?

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Currently, all of the political minds in Congress are of the same mindset that health care reform is needed. Everyone understands that health care in our country has grown needlessly expensive, and that some who want coverage cannot afford it. The o ..... 
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Bipartisanship requires work and will

Sat, Mar 20th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

After seven hours together at their recent health-care forum, President Obama, congressional Democrats and congressional Republicans emerged no closer to an agreement than when they started. It was as fine a tutorial as you could want on why true bi ..... 
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Ready, fire, aim

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan

I always knew my political and community outlook was at variance with Mr. Gudmundson but don't remember anything quite as jarring as his last effort ..... 
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One moment, please...

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

As I witness the usual dichotomy of our state government positioning our local economy in the passenger seat of an on-going, overwhelming financial crisis, I beg the question, "What can we control?"

Whether talking about local government aid ..... 
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One moment, please... Survivor: The Pilot Mound Series

Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Last week, I took a break from writing anything political. Now, I'm back in the saddle and clopping full speed ahead. I have two subjects to discuss but only enough space in the newspaper for one of them this week. You'll get this one now in today's ..... 
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