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Vote Tom Kaase to protect our county


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Angi Kaase

of Preston, Minn.

Tom Kaase has my vote to be the next Fillmore County Sheriff. Not only is Tom my brother-in-law, he also displays all of the characteristics I would want in someone to protect my family, my friends, the community I live in, and the rest of the county.

Tom has roots in Preston, MN where he was born, raised and started his career in law enforcement. Tom’s career began with 11 ½ years with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department. Tom was a dispatcher, jailer, Deputy, investigator, D.A.R.E. officer and Sergeant. Over time, Tom spread his wings and accepted a job with the Rochester Police Department to develop knowledge, training, experience, and to grow as an individual in his field. At the Rochester Police Department, Tom has added 18 more years to his career as a patrolman, community policing officer, investigator, a narcotics investigator assigned to the SE MN Drug Task Force, Sergeant, and now as a Lieutenant. Tom holds the third highest level of rank in the department, just under the Chief and Captains positions.

Tom hasn’t only lead by example in law enforcement but was an active School Board Member at Kingsland and has been a Fillmore County Commissioner for the past 6 years.

From Tom’s passion for the job both in Fillmore and Rochester he is now a professional law enforcement officer, trained in the latest law enforcement techniques and criminal justice procedures. Tom knows and brings to this position what is needed to be truly effective. He understands the integrity needed to do the job in a legal and responsible manner. Tom would do all he can to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Fillmore County.

When it comes time to cast your vote, I want you to think of the type of leader you want as the next Sheriff of Fillmore County. The human hand does not make leaders; instead, they are born with a character trait that can be developed through education, training, and hard work. Tom has this! You don’t inherit the quality to be a leader, delegate it, or have it handed to you. You can’t buy it or give it away. The essence of a leader is mixed and molded by physical and mental traits, intelligence level, aptitude and temperament. Tom is this leader and as our next Sheriff, Tom is someone that the public can trust and can count on to be this leader. Remember, law enforcement is a team effort. As our next Sheriff, Tom .....
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Thoughts from District 28B candidate

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

By Jon Pieper of Lanesboro, Minn. First, I want to thank everyone for the experience of running for MN House 28B and the opportunity to represent Fillmore and Houston Counties. I have met thousands of people over the last nine months. Many of them ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Don’t worry, it’s just personal

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

I distinctly recall a conversation with my father back when I told him my wife and I were buying the Fillmore County Journal in Preston. He was born and raised here, graduating from Preston-Fountain High School in 1966, and he gave me a some words ..... 
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Fifty-five percent is assumed, not guaranteed.

Sun, Oct 19th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Brett Kues of Rushford, Minn. As we all know, a vote is coming soon to decide the fate of the ill-advised new school. There has been a lot of information, and disinformation, going around. One piece of disinformation I myself have written abo ..... 
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Policy reminder as we approach the election

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Any readers wishing to submit Letter to the Editor or Guest Commentary for publication prior to the November 4, 2014, election should note that the Monday, October 20, 2014 issue of the Fillmore County Journal will be the last issue prior to the ele ..... 
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November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about. The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — ..... 
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Clash of Cultures: An evaluation of the status of America by 4 prominent liberal Democrats.

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Commentary

I bet you never thought you’d see the day I wrote a column quoting prominent liberals. I don’t blame you; I’m surprised myself! Recent events have convinced me the best way to help America back on a path to sanity is to communicate the opinion ..... 
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Guest Commentary: Rushford-Peterson School referendum

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Jennifer M. Wood of Peterson, Minn. The Rushford-Peterson School referendum has recently been presented as you are either for or against caring for the future of our children. However, I believe that knowing the truth, and knowing all of our op ..... 
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Chatfield’s heartfelt thanks to legislators

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Commentary

After repeated attempts over the years to secure state funding for the renovation of the Chatfield Center for the Arts, the tenacity of a dedicated group of the center’s promoters paid off. Legislators who were instrumental in getting the Center f ..... 
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