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Letter about Senator Miller does one thing & says another


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



To the Editor,

We already know from Wisconsin that frac sand mining will turn our rural communities into industrial zones. We will be left with nothing but destroyed roads and polluted water and air. Profit will go into the pockets of outside investors who bankroll the operations.

I live close to beautiful Garvin Brook near Farmer’s Park. I was angry when Senator Miller spoke against provisions to protect our trout streams. It was unbelievable that our senator from SE Minnesota cast the vote that killed these provisions. He never offered a counter proposal. He didn’t have his own amendment. He just killed the common sense legislation that Senator Schmit proposed to prohibit mining within a mile of trout streams. Experts from the DNR and Trout Unlimited supported Senator Schmit on these issues.

This is one of the most important issues facing our community. A community Senator Miller is supposed to be representing. He let us down. Even with opposition Senator Schmit kept on fighting. Senator Schmit, ultimately, got some good provisions passed. These provisions will make a difference if state agencies implement the new laws effectively.

Senator Miller claims that, “We worked together to create a reasonable bipartisan approach…” The fact is that Senator Miller’s only work on this issue was to speak and vote against the vision Senator Schmit has for SE Minnesota. Schmit understands people and community. Now that something has passed that will help, Miller stands up and tries to take credit for someone else’s work. Senator Miller ignored his constituents this whole session and pushed the agenda of the frac sand industry. He now wants us to think otherwise, but we are not fooled.

Barb Nelson

Lewiston, MN

Letter about Davids following party line

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I am writing this letter in the early morning hours of May 10th, just hours after the State House approved a bill that will make gay marriage legal. I have never been more proud to live in this great state, and I hope that soon the ..... 
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Letter about MN Marriage

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m very saddened today by the decision our state’s “leadership” has made to re-define marriage. If people want to live a lifestyle that we were not designed for, that is their choice. But, to re-define marriage and change ..... 
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Letter about Marriage Equality

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A culture war is waging to dismantle the Judeo-Christian foundation of this nation. In efforts to redefine traditional marriage, those advocating same-sex marriage claim this is a “marriage equality” issue. But this is a moral ..... 
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Letter about Senator Miller and sand mining

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing, working with Trout Unlimited, has proposed provisions to protect trout streams in Southeast Minnesota from damage resulting from frac sand mining. He wanted these provisions included in the Game and Fi ..... 
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Letter about Miller’s actions

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In this time of crisis, Southeast Minnesota deserves leadership to provide strong protections against the ravages of industrial-scale frac sand mining. Not only is Sen. Jeremy Miller not leading, he is an obstructionist to meaningf ..... 
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Letter about defending position

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you will allow me to defend my position, I would like to clarify to what I said that Mr. Grehl took offense with. I lived in Germany for three years. My duties took me into parts of Germany & France that even some German and Fr ..... 
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

The Journal welcomes letters to the editor, with priority given to letters on topics of local interest. Letters should be clear, concise and within a 300 word limit. All letters must be signed and include hometown and day-time phone number of t ..... 
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Letter about Skare letter to the editor

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Rod Skare accuses contributor Yvonne Nyenhuis of being historically uninformed. Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! Mr. Skare, Hitler wasn’t a Polish Corporal: he was an Austrian Corporal, serving i ..... 
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