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Correction


Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

In the September 17, 2012, issue of the Fillmore County Journal, a photo under the article titled “OMC in Preston sees farm-related injury and illness,” a woman in the photo was identified as Polly Kraling. It should have read Polly Harstad.

Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

By Karen Reisner Rights and freedoms granted by the first amendment to the Constitution including the freedom of speech carry with them the necessity to act responsively. Ideally at least, they should. With the unfolding of the protests and riots ..... 
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Road? Facts?

By Andrew Kingsley

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

I’m ashamed to admit that when I asked to be taken off the commentary list because my family was moving, I also stopped reading the paper. My wife has still read every one and keeps me updated, but I have inexcusably been too “busy” to take th ..... 
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One Moment Please... Praying for Lisa

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

Well over a week ago, I heard the news about Lisa Brainard, Editor for the Chatfield News and Preston Republican-Leader. When I found out that Lisa Brainard had fallen 24 feet from a bridge along the Root River Trail, I felt sick to my stomach. ..... 
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Crony capitalism

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
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Crony capitalism, what is it really? A simple explanation is that crony capitalism is corrupt collusion between government and business that causes things to be more expensive for consumers and taxpayers. It’s been around a long time but has gotte ..... 
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Unencumbered by the Facts

By David Hansen

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

Near as I can tell, that’s the campaign theme of the Republican effort this year. It seems a bit weak when compared to classics from the past, like “It’s Morning in America,” “Yes We Can” and “Hope and Change.” This is a group that ..... 
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Shouldn’t we all be Americans first?

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election. Yet one o ..... 
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Gridlock, unhealthy for our economy

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

Recent reports from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Pew Research Center are evidence that the era of gridlock in Congress has not been healthy for American personal pocketbooks or government finances. When the United St ..... 
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One Moment Please... Are we there yet?

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
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All throughout this past summer, during trips here and there I think I heard, “Are we there yet?” from my children enough to earn a cameo appearance on the next sequel in the series of National Lampoon’s Vacation. Yes, my cheeks and chin have ..... 
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