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It’s time to start taking care of what we have...


Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor



To the Editor,

I agree with Lori Peterson, “It’s time…to start taking care of what we have - our kids…” It’s unfortunate, however, that there exists such a negative attitude by some, as to how best to provide for our kids.

Several years ago, when the senior class was polled as to what changes they would like to see in our community, approximately 75 percent of the seniors said, “We need a new school.”

As I read comments in the local papers belittling the efforts of our superintendent and school board, I question how pro-education this community really is. I’m thankful we have people who have stepped forward in the past and of recent times, who have really had the best interests of our children at heart. People who have tried (unsuccessfully) to provide them with something other than an aged building, which is in great need of more room, major upgrades and better parking.

I’m also thankful for our great grandparents who sacrificed and did all they could to give us the facilities that we have had the last 100 or more years. Nothing however lasts forever. Are we still driving our first car? Do we drive on the original roads? When we have a serious medical problem, do we just let it go?

Remember how we all worked together in 2007 and beyond, when the floods did such destruction to property, possessions, homes and school? Had the negativity existed back then, which we hear and read about now, little would have been accomplished. Yes, we DO need to seriously and positively take care of some our most precious assets, our future work force, caregivers and leaders. They ARE worth sacrificing for!

Imagine if we all had voted YES on the 2002 referendum - how much further ahead we would be today!

Sandra Rumstick

Rushford, Minn.

We Support our R-P Leaders

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, This letter is in response to recent letters/commentaries from some individuals expressing opinions about the Rushford-Peterson School District. It is unfortunate when political opinions cannot be expressed without also attacking ..... 
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Letter about Big Oil

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Freedom of choice. Americans treasure it, and Big Oil wants to eradicate it. Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Big Oil’s efforts to limit Americans’ choices of alternatives to petroleum. So now, in an effort to pres ..... 
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Letter about Bonita Underbakke’s comments

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Bonita Underbakke’s comments To the Editor, We have asked many times for help from the County, Soil & Water and MPCA for help to correct excessive water run off from a rock quarry located in the middle of our farm. This water enters ..... 
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Letter about Illinois

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A recent letter to the editor urged us to quit voting for conservative candidates. Only good things would happen if the Democrat party controls the system. There are no Republicans in positions of power in Illinois. Everything i ..... 
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Letter about Col Stan Gudmundson commentary

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Democracy never dies. It will exist because it is innate in all human beings. democracy is a characteristic that attacked by a number of philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Religions, etc. There are those who claim laws, rul ..... 
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Letter about kindness

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I was ready to make cookies only to find the package of almond bark didn’t have the recipe I needed. What to do?? I called Preston Foods, greeted with a pleasant hello. Explained my dilemma and asked if she would be so kind as to ..... 
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Letter about Republicans

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, OK, I’ve had it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. We’ve had the Benghazi non-story wasting our time, much like the endless Republican investigations of the Clinton’s non-crimes in the 1990s. The Tea Party hates to pay taxes but it is ..... 
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Letter about Spring Valley flooding

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley was flooded again this week. Has the City ever considered a dike? A dike does not have to be a big, ugly earthen wall. Have you seen the nice row of locally quarried retaining wall rock stacked up at O’Connell’ ..... 
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