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To the publisher and Bluff Country communities and businesses


Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
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By Robert Coe

Chatfield, MN

There have been many poorly informed and controversial articles in the past month on Southeast Minnesota Historic Bluff Country, INC. (SMHBC). Most of these stories have been from sources such as court documents, communities’ members or hearsay.

I agree SMHBC has another challenge to regain its status as the premier source for information and tourism in the SE Bluff Country. Historic Bluff Country recovered from the first episode in 2012 by reevaluating and improving its focus to the members and visitors to the Historic Bluff Country area. This was accomplished by moving the office to a more central location and increasing the money management structure. This was successful while getting less participation from communities and businesses that formally gave higher support to the organization. Even now the SMHBC board has maintained its financial and tourism responsibilities to the region.

Now SMHBC has been presented a second time with improving its functions with the scenic area. The present board has made decisions that will sustain and improve visitors’, members’ and communities’ future, most of them with members’ feedback.

One major change was to not have a staffed office location in a community. The Harmony and Rushford locations during their times showed little visitor traffic, especially during 2014, for the investment outlay. In this “now” information age, a visitor usually researches before they make their plans to visit. When they are in SMHBC, they use their mobile device for their daily activities and stay. Not investing in a physical location freed up tourism funds to enhance SMHBC’s online present, www.bluffcountry.com.

Another major change was to offer the businesses and organizations a listing in the community member’s presence on the SMHBC website, www.bluffcountry.com. This is at no cost to the business or organizations. To my knowledge, no other bluff country visitor website or publication offers this feature of listing all the communities of more than 50 citizens from Adams through Spring Valley and Rushford to La Cresent. If a business or organization wishes to enhance their exposure, a nominal fee is required.

In Mr. Sethre’s editorial in Fillmore County Journal of Februar .....
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The missing half of Congress’s job

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
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Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss serving in Congress. My stock answer is that no, I don’t really miss it, but there are definitely times when I’d like to jump right into a policy debate or be in a position to call congressional hearings ..... 
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A generational call

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
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The caucus is upon us, and it is your responsibility to make it work. Yes, YOU. Democracy is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and if the people don’t bother to take part, then it becomes a government of the slea ..... 
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Madelia: when the smoke settles

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
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When a devastating fire took out a large portion of Madelia’s historic main street earlier this month, the town and surrounding community were understandably shaken. Madelia’s population is just over 2,200, but given the number of Minnesotans ..... 
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Racism in America: It’s time to face the facts

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
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If you’ve been watching the news and reading the papers, you know the subject of racism has been prominent in America. An endless series of events have spawned violent protests, destructive and unlawful behavior, accusations of wrong doing by law ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Gracing the Commentary pages

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
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In case you haven’t noticed a change in our editorial policy pertaining to the Commentary pages, I wanted to take a moment to explain those changes and the logic behind those changes. Letters to the Editor All letters to the editor are limite ..... 
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City of Preston Ordinance 152.04

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
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By Kerry Soiney On March 7, the City Council of Preston will again discuss the 1971 ordinance that requires a screening green belt surrounding the perimeter of mobile home parks that border residential properties in the City of Preston. It was full ..... 
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Houston County must play by the rules

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
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By John Jordan I come from a long line of environmentally concerned men. My great-grandfather witnessed the advent of internal combustion automobiles. “We know the consequences of what comes out of the rear end of a horse,” he said, “but wh ..... 
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Remembering Scalia

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
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Antonin Scalia will long be remembered as an important and significant Supreme Court Justice. Whether you agreed with him or not his nearly 30 years of service on the court should be respected. His decisions and writings are his legacy and they will ..... 
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