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Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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To the Editor,

I am writing to express my disappointment in the outcome of the bond vote for a new school in Rushford-Peterson. I was excited to see how many voters turned out, but disappointed by the overwhelming margin. I can remember, as a small child growing up in Rushford, taking many bike rides down to Barb's Variety Store in town to buy candy and little toys. This store was amidst many other old buildings that were located where Norsquare Mall is now located. I am now asking myself the question, why did we tear down these old buildings and build new? Why have we, as taxpayers and business people in town, restored and built our beautiful downtown to the way it is today? I'm assuming its because we take pride in our community and want it to be a place where others would like to settle.

After moving away for numerous years, my family and I decided to move back to the Rushford-Peterson community. We did so for many reasons, but primarily we did because we wanted to be part of a small, progressive community and part of a community that valued education, especially because we were planning on raising a family. Although, after Tuesday's vote, I certainly question our committment as a community to these things, I still have not lost hope.

The question now remains, what do we do now? By voting No on Tuesday, we have already begun to move from the proactive to the reactive stage and need to do so quickly to fix some pressing issues. What is this going to do? Its going to cost money. Unfortunately, its going to cost valuable money from our operating budget, money that could be spent on teachers to decrease class sizes and to create more class offerings.

Im challenging each and every one of us, including those that voted No to continue the crusade. If we truly value education, then well continue to be an active community member and volunteer our time and services to fixing up our current buildings, adding constructive and valuable input on where we go from here, bringing new ideas to the table that could as a community unite us rather than separate us, and not letting anyones dislike of current or past administration get in the way of our common goal as a community, a strong and safe educational environment for our kids.

Robin Honken
Rushford, MN

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I am writing to express my disappointment in the outcome of the bond vote for a new school in Rushford-Peterson. I was excited to se .....
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Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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We attended the seatbelt presentation that was held at the Kingsland High School on April 17th. We would like to thank the Kingsland Seatbelt Committee for planning the presentation. The speakers along with the presentation of ..... 
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Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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So after 12 long days this guy gets his freedom. What a joke! A fraction of the dollar amount of the loss to the victims of the fire and hes out. Judge Fabian did you ever consider the pain, anguish and heartache of these peop ..... 
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Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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April 29, 2002

To the Editor,

I'm am truly amazed by the response of "some" that blame the Lanesboro City Council for the behavior of our ex-police chief. I truly believe we have stooped to a new low. We are all armchair quarte ..... 
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Lucille Evelyn Trouten

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Lucille Evelyn Trouten, 81, of Mahtomedi, Minn., formerly of Harmony, died February 10, 2002 at New Prospective in Mahtomedi.

Lucille Evelyn Johnson was born March 12, 1920, to Helmer R. & Ella Arneson Johnson in Fremont Township, Winneshiek ..... 
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Ardith H. Ristau

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Ardith H. Ristau, 70, of Preston, died February 9, 2002 at Park Lane Estates in Preston.

Ardith Hellickson was born March 12, 1931, in rural Ostrander, and attended country school there. Her family later moved to Carimona Township in Fillmor ..... 
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LaVonne Petersdorf

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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LaVonne Petersdorf, 76, of Mabel, formerly of Rochester, died of cancer February 7, 2002 in the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

LaVonne Blagsvedt was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Lenora, Minn. to Ole and Frieda (Selbach) Blagsvedt. She gradu ..... 
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A. Milo Omodth

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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A. Milo Omodth, age 91, of Spring Grove, and formerly of Mabel, MN, died Feb. 11, 2002 at Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove.

He was born Sept. 13, 1910, in rural Blackhammer, MN to John and Julia (Tollefson) Omodt. He attended South Fo ..... 
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Irma Elizabeth Strande

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Irma Elizabeth Strande, 92, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died April 21, 2002 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since September 1998.

Irma Elizabeth Heimer was born Sept. 4, 1909, in Johnsburg, Minn., lived in Hal ..... 
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