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Letter about...National Trout Center


Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor



To the Editor,

After reading the Preston Council article on their meeting on February 2, I would like to weigh in with some questions and some comments.

First of all, it is my understanding that a city council has a fiduciary duty to the taxpayers. I believe the relationship of the city with the NTC has been on going for a number of years now.

My Questions are:

1. Can the NTC provide any dollar and cents proof that they will ever be able to fly on their own? Or will the city have to continue to enable with taxpayer dollars?

2. I see information about a building for the NTC in the future. Without help from other larger groups, like Trout Unlimited, how can this come about? I certainly hope the taxpayers are not expected to get involved in this private endeavor.

3. Is there verifiable proof from the NTC that they are bringing people to the area?

4. Where does the city draw the line when someone else comes to them with an idea and needs to be supported in their endeavor?

5. How long do the taxpayers support an endeavor before the council decides it is enough?

I also have a question about the city paying rent for the NTC building to the patron of this endeavor. I’m concerned there might be a legal conflict there.

Thank you, council members who are asking the tough questions.

Richard Wolfe

Preston, Minn.

Letter about...Mineral extraction and mining ordinance

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, We want to remind residents of Houston County that your County Board of Commissioners is holding the LAST public hearing on the proposed Mineral Extraction and Mining ordinance to address frac sand mining on Wednesday, February 18 ..... 
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Letter about...Living as God intended

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Lately there have been efforts in Rochester to redefine the family. It makes me saddened to see our society trying to shape the family to its ways. Don’t redefine God’s design. God created family as a man and woman committed ..... 
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Letter about... Marriage and voices

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, On Jan. 16 the Supreme Court announced it will take up same- sex marriage. While marriage equality has gained attention in recent years, the movement is older than many Americans realize. During slavery, African American couples ..... 
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Letter about...Who needs Texas?

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Let’s go to “Hoostontalk”. Yeah. Who needs Texas when we can get a change of pace right here at home? The majority of our planning commission has a reverse vernacular which will turn everything you thought you knew about thin ..... 
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Letter about...Fred Suhler, Jr.

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read and enjoyed the article that was done on Public Defender Fred Suhler, Jr. I have known Mr. Suhler for about the last 40 years. I first met him when he came to Fillmore County as an Assistant Attorney General for the State ..... 
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Letter about prayer for our law enforcement 1.12.15

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Over the past few months, an increasing number of law enforcement officers across our nation have been targeted and even killed. A dangerous occupation has become even more so in some areas. As we begin a new year, let us pray for ..... 
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Letter about... Thanking landowners who allow angling along their streams

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, We in Southeast Minnesota are blessed to have over 750 miles of trout stream water in Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona counties. Anglers can fish for trout and smallmouth bass along the 221 miles of those streams wi ..... 
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Letter about Trout Unlimited...

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The local chapter of Trout Unlimited should be congratulated for securing a major grant for stream rehabilitation and improvement on the South Branch of the Root River. However, the local chapter may be surprised to learn that the po ..... 
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