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Hempstead's Letter To the Editor


Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

We live in one of the most beautiful areas of Minnesota. It's important that our land and its resources be guarded and protected, just as we must take care to preserve the way of life that we enjoy here in Houston County. The economic vitality of any region depends on many things; fine education systems, solid businesses, honest, hardworking people, and also good leadership.

Kevin Kelleher is a strong, valuable leader in our county government. His 12 years as County Commissioner has given him experience on every level of government - local, state and national This allows him to effectively work with many agencies and political entities that directly affect Houston County. In a time when state support is declining, resulting in increased costs for counties throughout Minnesota, we need individuals like Kevin who understand the budgeting process on all levels and know how decisions are made - and by whom - that will affect all of us.

A recent state audit shows that Houston County is well below the government cost per capita so it is being very efficiently run. Our county is the only one in southeastern Minnesota, and for most of the state, where the County Board itself goes over every departmental line item in the budget, no matter if it's $100 or thousands. With Kevin's leadership, and the hard work of the County Board, Houston county is debt free today, and its reserve fund represents about half of what is needed for yearly operation. Believing in inclusive government, Kevin encourages participation by local volunteers in many decision-making processes. These volunteers serve as valued members in the committees that are involved in the decisions.

I've know Kevin to be a man of personal integrity who has served our county and its people well. We can trust him to do his best on our behalf, with courage and compassion. He has always has an "open door" policy and never is too busy to listen. He loves the land, is a farmer in his own right, and is truly, "one of us." Houston County is in good hands with Kevin Kelleher.

P.D. Hempstead

Houston, MN

Hermanson's Letter To the Editor

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Eric Herendeen has been the full-time Assistant County Attorney for six years and is now running for County Attorney. Through my volunteer work over the last several years, I have found him to have a lot of empathy for victims. I know he prosecutes b ..... 
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Tschmper's Letter To the Editor,

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter in support of Larry Connery for Houston County Commissioner, District 2. I believe Mr. Connery is our best choice for Commissioner due to his strength and wisdom in business financing, experience in administration and plannin ..... 
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Knutson's Letter to the Editor

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I feel it is my duty to ask the voters of Fillmore County to vote for Eric Herendeen for the office of Fillmore County Attorney.

We need to fill that position with someone experienced in the workings of that particular office. M ..... 
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Thompson's Letter To the Editor,

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I would like to encourage the taxpayers of Lanesboro to vote for effective persons who will spend our tax dollars wisely. Kevin Drake and Jerome Halvorson have been striving to obtain this goal. Please cast your vote November 5 for Kevin and Jerome f ..... 
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Salling's Letter To the Editor,

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I am proud to say that AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has endorsed Sharon Ropes for the Minnesota Senate. AFSCME is the largest labor union in the AFL-CIO, and in Minnesota represents state and local governm ..... 
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Lanesboro residents' Letter To the Editor

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor

We would like to write in support of Steve Rahn for Mayor of Lanesboro. He is a hard working, honest, contributing member of the community, who would do his best to serve the needs of those he would represent.  This past year ..... 
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