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Frac sand mining...


Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I wish to express my deep admiration for the Catholic Workers who went on trial for protesting frac sand mining in Winona. Their testimony in the courtroom and the way they live their lives are true inspirations. The owners of the protested facilities and the arresting officers all testified that the protesters were non-violent and deeply respectful.

What I would like the community to think about is this: Why is it that the corporations in this country can use the law to keep the people out of their property, but the people can’t use the law to keep the corporations out of our property, namely the air we inhale or the water we drink?

Why is it the corporations can shut down our operations forever--like our ability to breathe, or to protect our fragile karst aquifers and to nurture a tourism industry based on beautiful vistas and tranquility, but we can’t shut down their operations for an hour in peaceful protest?

The people are made to pay the true costs of every aspect of our failed fossil fuel industry: silicosis, contaminated rivers, leaking and exploding oil tankers, leaking and exploding pipelines, depleted ground water, unsafe roads, ruined home values, democracy sold to the highest bidder, and a planet fouled and plundered for future generations.

Make no mistake, it is a failed industry. If you leave a wake of destruction to deliver your product that can not be the definition of success.

Let this country get off of fossil fuels. Let’s treat this problem like the emergency it is. With a World War II level mobilization we can do this now. We are all responsible.

Donna Buckbee

Rushford, MN

Death of family dog...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, About “death of family dog” - January, 13, 2014 - I hope that in the last month the person who murdered their dog “Tyson”has been caught and brought to justice. Thirty years ago our family had a Springer Spaniel. One day h ..... 
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Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Another great article this week talking about the Kingsland School District! Jackie Horsman wrote a great article interviewing Al Williams making both towns open our eyes and question what goes on at Kingsland. I think a lot is being ..... 
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Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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School districts ...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The question and answer article quoting Mr. Al Williams in the February 3 issue of the Journal details the inter-workings of a school board and an administrator determined to “extort and blackmail” a district’s tax payers for ..... 
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Kingsland School District ...

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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Letter to the Editor: Hello to all in the Rushford area...

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A BIG Thanks to all landowners/farmers and snowmobile clubs for letting us snowmobile such a beautiful area. This is my second time to tour through your beautiful bluffs...incredible!! I hope to be back to enjoy your accommodations; ..... 
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Letter about the Wykoff school...

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I totally concur with the letter by Lynn Kidd in the December 23 edition regarding the closing of the school in Wykoff. I served from 1999-06 at principal/teacher at St. John Lutheran in Wykoff. We were very appreciative of the exce ..... 
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Light Matters

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, What a poignant irony that it is in these shortest, dark days we gratefully celebrate the gift of the infinite and brightest of lights as manifest in the Christ. His unique biological life story - His origin, His counsel and works ..... 
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