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Trent - Letter to the editor


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

Letter about HeartlandI 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 that will pollute our air, water and land and offer our town so very little in benefits and is so controversial and divisive, why not invest in bringing in businesses that offer the residents some choices. For example opening a small movie theater, or a farmers market, or food co-op, an art gallery for local artists, convention center where weddings and other activities could be held, invest in businesses that would cater to the thousands of people who come here each year to enjoy in Preston and the surrounding areas beautiful bike trails, Root River and majestic bluff country. Our community leaders should try to encourage businesses to our area which would be a true asset to Preston. For example, just this morning while driving into work, I heard on the news that Polaris - manufacturer of recreational vehicles - is opening a new plant in Wyoming, Minnesota. This company was aggressively sought after by a number of cities and towns in the tri-state area, but through the hard and persistent work of local officials, they were able to convince Polaris executives that their town would be the best fit for their company. This facility will employ 300 plus people which will provide real economic growth and adding significantly to their tax base. Heartland Energy on the other hand, really offers nothing positive to the people or to the town of Preston in my opinion. Will we as residents get any type of break on our electricity bills? Will property values continue to go up? Will tax revenues generated from Heartland Energy have any real impact on the town of Preston? Will the air quality get better with Heartland? Will our ground water and Root River become cleaner as well? In other words whats in it for the people of Preston? What is the real benefit to having a tire-burning plant in our town? Think about it.Mr. Maust has been very sketchy when it comes to specifics, especially to what the true benefits will be; maybe because there arent any. I also remember Mr. Maust stating he would pull out of Preston if the residents didnt want his tire-burning plant. Well, so far Mr. Maust is as determined as ever to having his plant built whether residents want it or not. When asked by a MPCA board member several months ago .....
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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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Szuch - Letter To the Editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Preston politics

Dear Preston,

What happened to us? The city of Preston used to be the friendliest town I had ever lived in. People CARED about one another. Now we are faced with a divisivenes ..... 
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Runningen - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

To answer Robert L Sauers comments as of October 30th. He said there is a lot of misinformation circulating in town. He hit the nail on the head. There are two on the City Council that are against the Hea ..... 
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Hampel - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland and Mayor Pechulis

Ive been reading all these letters to the editor complaints and to be quite honest, it makes me sick!

Everywhere I go, I hear people complaining about this patheti ..... 
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Davids - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Veterans Day

It used to be that when we recognized Veterans Day we were honoring those who served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. But in the last several years the Gulf War and the recent ..... 
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