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Curran - Letter to the Editor


Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Lanesboro library

From Bede, the Venerable, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Caxton, Bishop Thomas Percy to William Shakespeare and beyond: where would all of these chroniclers, writers, printers, publishers and playwrights be - were it not for our wondrous libraries? Our libraries are not unlike what Sir John of Gaunt spoke of England herself in Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Kind Richard II: “This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle... This precious stone set in the silver sea... This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”

... except substitute the word “Library” for “England” at the very end of this impassioned soliloquy, and you may recognize the passion many local citizens and I hold for our Lanesboro Public Library. Fellow patrons, it seems to me that all of our Fillmore County libraries need our local support - especially Lanesboro’s, where 25% more cuts (into and through the budget bone) are already directed at the upcoming (2004) calendar year. I call on all interlopers, tourists, casual user, and all of Lanesboro’s arts and theatre fold who depend on this library to pitch in and try to prevent these proposed cuts from cutting library hours even further.

These fine librarians and their assistants/volunteers want to be open as much as possible to contribute their quality service to you! Think of the miracle of the modern library; basically free service; a warm, comfortable place to come for books, videos, computer use, research, readings, programs, etc. Like the U.S. Post Office, the public library system is one of the absolute “jewels” and best bargains left in America; and, perhaps the best form of actual “Homeland Security” we possess. I again call on all Lanesboro thespians, artists, writers, dilettantes, interlopers and tourists alike to help the local taxpayers survive these horrific county cuts; and to help replenish this modest library operations budget. I will be contributing $100.00 today; just to cover all the hours of “free” internet service I’ve utilized these past two years; and not including all of the pleasures I’ve derived from renting several fine compact discs, videos, and books, as well. Will you please help us all?

Mathew C. Curran

Lanesboro, MN

Applen - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about township democracy

I applaud Mychal Wilmes for an editorial he wrote in Agri-News recently about township democracy and the issue facing Ripley Township in Dodge County. Wilmes is right on the mark when he says let ..... 
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Stager - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 21st, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

I read the article, “SEMEP has too much control in Preston” by Scotty Gibson in the Republican Leader dated October 30, 2003 and in the Fillmore County Journal dated November 3. I do agree with Mr. Gibson ..... 
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Moran - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 21st, 2003
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Letter about Robert Handy

Dear People of Lanesboro,

When my father moved from the Netherlands to the USA in 2002, he hoped to live near Mayo Clinic. He discovered the town of Lanesboro on the internet. Duri ..... 
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Laging - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 21st, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

I have read all the letters in both our fine papers regarding Heartland. Some slanted and some not. The controversy has grown complicated with lawsuits, elections and Letters to the Editor. It has deterior ..... 
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Halle - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 21st, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

How did the idea of Heartland Tire Burning Incinerator get this far? It is absolute madness to let it proceed. It is obvious that all of us would have negative health effects, but who among us would suffer ..... 
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Boysen - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 21st, 2003
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Letter about Preston utility and street improvement projects

This letter is in regard to the costs and funding for the two CSAH 17 Utility and Street Improvement Projects underway in Preston. I apologize in advance to the Ridge ..... 
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Attwood - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 21st, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

Mr. Scheevel’s letter to the editor on 11/17/03 proclaims that the world’s largest tire incinerator (Haeartland) would pay “a large amount of taxes to our city and also having a payroll in excess of 1 mill ..... 
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Trent - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 14th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland  I am at a loss as to why anyone in this town would even consider opening a tire-burning plant when Preston has so much potential we haven’t even begun to tap into. Instead of allowing in a business tha ..... 
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