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Trehus draws crowd in Spring Grove


Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Features

Thomas Trehus explains his campaign platform. Photo by Rich Wicks

Despite sub-zero temperatures and a wind chill advisory, a crowd estimated at 100 braved the cold to attend a campaign kick-off event for Thomas Trehus at the Spring Grove American Legion on Saturday, January 16. Those in attendance were treated to hot coffee and snacks, as well as a very enthusiastic candidate. Trehus is running for the Minnesota State House of Representatives in District 28B.

Trehus is a fifth generation resident of Houston County and a member of the Spring Grove school board. He will be facing longterm incumbent Representative Greg Davids, and Trehus said he’s running because he feels it’s time for a change. Trehus cites his key issues as education, transportation, the environment, and rural development & sustainability.

The candidate lists three priorities under rural development & sustainability. First, he says that residents of Fillmore and Houston counties should have the same access to high speed internet service as people living in metropolitan areas. Secondly, he says that farming is the backbone of the community, and family farming must be protected and strengthened. Finally, Trehus said he wants to help the community in the area of arts and culture, and he points out Lanesboro as a community that has done a great job of attracting people and dollars in this way.

When asked what he’s learned so far in this campaign, Trehus answered, “So much of campaigning is listening to voters. I’ve learned to become a better listener…The feelings out there are simple, we want a government that works. We don’t want a government that shuts down every other year and is filled with partisanship.” He also stated that his greatest surprise in this campaign so far has been, “How non-partisan people are. If you watch the news, you would think there is another civil war happening between the political parties. On our main streets, however, people are friendly and excited to see a young person step up to provide leadership in our communities.”

In explaining the greatest challenge his campaign faces, Trehus said, “I don’t have the power and money my opponent, Greg Davids, has. He is an establishment politician who can call on his big money donors in the Twin Cities when he wants, and he can make big promises based on the position he’s in as chair of the Tax Committee. I think, however, that people realize it’s time for new leadership. We are tired of the big money spent .....
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National American Legion Commander to visit Preston

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Features

If you are a member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of American Legion, you will want mark your calendar for noon on Thursday, February 4, 2016. On this special day, National American Legion Commander Dale Barnett and St ..... 
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Record Powerball jackpot run generates more than $20 million for state beneficiaries

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
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ROSEVILLE, MN (Jan. 14, 2016) – While Powerball® jackpot winners in California, Florida and Tennessee celebrate their wins, the jackpot roll, which began on Nov. 7, 2015 and ended with last night’s record $1,586,400,000 jackpot, gives Minnesota ..... 
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GasBuddy forecasts fourth straight yearly decline at the pump for 2016

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
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GAITHERSBURG, MD – Motorists will be rewarded at the pump this year, spending $17 billion less compared to 2015 as the national yearly sags for a fourth straight year to $2.28 a gallon, according to GasBuddy’s 2016 Fuel Price Outlook. Aside fro ..... 
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Escape cabin fever and enjoy Minnesota Wine Country

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
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Vineyards and wineries are popping up throughout the state -- bringing traffic to new regions and becoming a vital part of tourism. In 2010 there were 35 wineries in Minnesota, and now there are over 70, with more on track to open this year. Many ..... 
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Grandpa

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
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By Alex Mengis On Monday, January 4, 2016, my grandpa lost his 25 year battle against cancer. I think that alone says what kind of a man he was. I know I sure couldn’t imagine battling with cancer for 25 years. That’s longer than I have even b ..... 
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Chosen Valley Community Foundation hosts Chill Fest January 23

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

The 13th annual Chatfield Chill Fest celebration will once again be held on Saturday, January 23, in Chatfield. This year’s Chill Fest is being hosted by the Chosen Valley Community Foundation. The celebration will have the Polar Plunge in Mill Cr ..... 
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No-show Reinke stiffs Fillmore County Fair along with five others

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
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Edward A. Reinke of Anoka, Minn. has been taking some communities for a ride of carnival proportions. Owner and operator of Minnesota’s Magic Midway, Inc. or E.A.R. Carnival Company might as well change the name of his business to the “No-Show ..... 
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2016 Tax season opens January 19 for nation’s taxpayers

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
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Following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. The IRS will begin accepting individual e ..... 
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