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Letter about failed attempts to pass a a bonding bill...


Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I have followed news of the failed attempts to pass a bonding bill that could have built critical infrastructure projects and created many jobs for Minnesotans.

When work doesn’t get done, words of wisdom from my parents and grandma come to mind. My sisters and I were raised with those words.

Mom’s “Many hands make light work” taught us teamwork.

Dad’s “Give me reasons, not excuses” taught us to be accountable; his “Finish what you start” taught us to persevere.

Grandma, who left Sweden at 18 for a new life in America, gave us backbone with her “You’ve got to rough it and tough it, and stand on your own two feet.”

Senator Jeremy Miller couldn’t bring himself to give the bonding bill the one vote needed for passage, even though it supported worthy projects including WSU’s Education Village. “We’ll get it done” he said, but May 24’s headline said, “Education Village Abandoned.” People he represents would have benefited from his vote. Talk comes easy, but action is what counts.

Fortunately, Jon Pieper, his opponent in November, gives us a better choice for senator. He’s already been knocking on doors, listening to future constituents. A successful restaurant owner and farmer, he’s got backbone. He will work hard for Minnesota. He values education. He knows when to act. He’s got my vote.

Karin Worthley

Winona, MN

Letter about Jeremy Miller disappointing his district...

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sen. Jeremy Miller has disappointed his district and constituents once again. According to Jeremy Miller, family members do not deserve time off to care for sick family members. Miller voted against the paid family leave measure, w ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Here come the parades

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Jason Sethre; Publisher Fillmore County Journal jason@fillmorecountyjournal.com I recently had an interesting conversation with someone who questioned why the Fillmore County Journal participates in parades. “How much money do you make wh ..... 
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Freedom and responsibility

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis A surprising light note surfaced recently, a reference to UFO’s and speculating if there is intelligent life on other planets which prompts the question, “Is there ‘intelligent’ life on this planet?” Americans are bei ..... 
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Representing you

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

By Justin Zmyewski Houston County Commissioner District #2 If you have been in favor of balancing the Houston County budget by cutting spending, I have represented you. If you have been opposed to increasing the tax levy year after year to co ..... 
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What it takes to be an effective citizen

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

By Lee H. Hamilton It’s so easy in a presidential election year to forget that our system is not about a single person. This year especially, when the dynamics of the presidential contest have dominated news coverage so thoroughly that even the S ..... 
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Gammel Dag Fest: A Scandinavian midsummer celebration

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Peterson All

In Peterson, Minnesota - Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. - midnight As the longest day of the year approaches, plan to celebrate with the Friends of Peterson for a Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! The Nordic countries don’t let the summer solstice s ..... 
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Mr. and Miss Buffalo Bill chosen

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Features

As Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. quickly approaches, the Buffalo Bill Days committee decided to hold an essay contest for the fifth graders at the Lanesboro school. The winners of that contest were announced during an awards ceremony at ..... 
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Preston approves TIF District for B & B Bowl

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

Mike Bubany, David Drown & Associates, reviewed the tax increment financing plan for TIF District no. 9 at Preston’s June 6 council meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks and councilman David Harrison were absent. Public hearings were held for both the esta ..... 
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