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Letter about high speed internet is needed for the future... To the Editor,


Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

While several points in Jason Sethre’s recent “Internet speed not a high priority” are worthy, he is tone-deaf in his assessment that high-speed internet is not a priority in greater Minnesota, and on several other points. First, using his suite of businesses as an example of how internet speeds are just fine does not necessarily extrapolate to all businesses. Second, his assertion that we should focus financial resources on the brick and mortar of downtown buildings, while indeed one component of Main Street development, ignores this fact: Another way to revitalize our downtowns is to attract more people/capital to our communities, and one way to do that is to provide the infrastructure for telecommuting. This is 2016, after all. Third, saying that people buying commercial buildings to only live upstairs in them “undermines the value of our business districts” misses the point that doing so is better than doing nothing at all/leaving those spaces completely empty. Fourth, and finally, I do not know where Sethre came up with the information that one can purchase commercial buildings for $15-20,000. I have not personally seen this as a norm. It is time for Sethre to step away from tired stereotypes and 20th-century thinking to embrace a fact-filled vision for the 21st-century future of our greater Minnesota downtowns.

Drue Fergison

Houston, MN

Letter about Black bear euthanized... To the Editor,

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

Fully understanding the danger presented by this black bear, I cannot understand why the DNR killed it instead of tranquilizing and relocating. It’s not like we have huandreds of bears roaming the area. And this is not the first time that wild ani ..... 
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Letter about Failure to meet expectations... To the Editor,

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Failure to meet expectations. My job performance evaluation of our Senate and House Representative. Southeast Minnesota has given up a lot in the way of budget compromises. Minnesota Legislature regular session ends May 23. Republicans in the Sena ..... 
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Letter about Relief for others... To the Editor,

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

I just looked at a calendar that lists today (May 4, 2016) as Holocaust Memorial Day. In our mail this morning I received a small publicaton put out by Quakers, labeled as FCNL, which stands for “Friends Committee for National Legislation”. I ..... 
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Letter about Removal of MA liens... To the Editor,

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

In an article published May 9, Rep. Greg Davids was touted for being co-author on a bill to remove liens placed on properties of people over age 55 who are on Medical Assistance (MA). I know the importance of decent healthcare, and after years of ov ..... 
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Letter about organ donation... To the Editor,

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

This is National Organ Donation Month and I appeal to the readers to think about being an Organ Donor. My husband, Don, received the Gift Of Life in 1993 in Florida, where we lived at the time. His Donor was a 20-year-old male that while riding his ..... 
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Letter about Chatfield safety issue... To the Editor and the City of Chatfield,

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

We moved to Chatfield one year ago from Lanesboro. We love the community so far, but I have noticed a huge problem with the pedestrian safety in the downtown area. I always yield to pedestrians; on multiple occasions I have been passed on the right a ..... 
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Letter about response to Dan Terbeest commentary...

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Just read article by dan Terbeest tearing at Mrs. Nyenhuis after reading article think that paragraph could well be said about him. Then he goes on to rant about Obama like a third grader that didn’t get his candy bar. He cal ..... 
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Letter about Boots & Badges...

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

Letter about Boots & Badges... To the Editor, I would like to thank everyone who helped put together the Boots & Badges book. What an amazing accomplishment! It is not surprising how the men and women of Fillmore County have distinguished themselv ..... 
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