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Laging - Letter to the Editor


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

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 deteriorated into assaults on the character of city government, both while the majority of City Council held for Heartland and now when the majority appears to be anti-Heartland.

Mayor Pechulis, along with others, has been subject to negative comments. He has taken a great deal of heat for doing what he felt was right. Dave Pechulis is an honorable church going citizen with a wife and two children. Being anti-Heartland does not make him a bad person. Attacking the person rather than the position he or she holds does not lend itself to a solution.

Getting away from personalities and looking at this struggle in an objective manner, while stripping away the rhetoric, it appears that the two sides have the following positions.

1. The pro-Heartland people hold that the tire burning plant will bring more employment and taxes into Preston.

2. The anti-Heartland folks hold that Heartland will pollute the land and the negatives of such a plant outweigh the positives.

It seems to me that an Environmental Impact Study could determine what is best for Preston. The decision would essentially be made by a third party, neither side could blame the other and we could again come together as a city.

Jon Laging

Preston, MN

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
Posted in Letter to the Editor

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
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

Mr. Scheevels letter to the editor on 11/17/03 proclaims that the worlds 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 havent even begun to tap into. Instead of allowing in a business tha ..... 
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Scheevel - Letter to the editor

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

Letter about Heartland

Attention Preston voters! We are holding a special election on Jan. 15, 2004 for the purpose of electing a city council member to finish the term of the late Mike Gartner. Through a quirk in our system the ..... 
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Roessler - Letter to the editor

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

Letter about Preston

A previous writer in this forum challenged citizens to stand up and take our town back before its too late. Too late for what? The town of Preston and the surrounding area are not up for grabs, and they a ..... 
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Conway - Letter to the editor

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

Letter about Heartland

I have recently moved back to the roots of my Norwegian Heritage. I spent glorious days as a child on my grandparents farm. I embraced this love of the land.

I previously lived on La ..... 
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Birkeland - Letter to the editor

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

Letter about Heartland  The Heartland tire burning plant is a large -scale project that will have far ranging effects if it is built. This is not just a Preston issue. Many of us living in nearby communities feel we have had ..... 
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