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Correction 3.17.14


Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
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In the March 10, edition of the Fillmore County Journal there was an error in the Village sticks with road option, waits for input story. It was printed that the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Rushford Village would be Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. That is not correct. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Rushford Village council is Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m., at the Village Hall.

Asset-based community development

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
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By Tim Penny, SMIF President/CEO Too often communities focus on what they don’t have. And it is true that many community leaders struggle due to insufficient funding, limited resources, and inadequate infrastructure. But it is also true that if ..... 
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A reality check

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
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It is important to periodically reexamine humanity’s hideous past to remind us of how extremely dangerous our world is. We cannot afford to take our country, liberty, and our way of life for granted. The slaughter of the last 125 years or so ca ..... 
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Looking back: The unique perspective of time

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
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By Herb Panko Chatfield, Minn. Jeff Erding’s article in the Fillmore County Journal, February 24, 2014, issue, shows an astounding compilation of wild assertions, exaggerations, unsupportable opinions, and outright false statements. Let’s s ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Gambling with Minimum Wage

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
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There’s a lot of talk about increasing the minimum wage, both at state and federal levels. For Minnesota, the conversation has been leaning toward an increase in minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour -- a 31 percent increase. At th ..... 
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Rep. Davids’ bill would provide immediate tax conformity, tax relief for hard working Minnesotans

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
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By Jason Wenisch Minnesota House of Representatives Communications Specialist ST. PAUL, Minn. - In an effort to provide tax relief to hardworking Minnesotans, State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is authoring legislation that would force M ..... 
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If we get honest about sustainability, it will revolutionize our lives for the better

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
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By Dr. Bryan Van Gorp It is understood that some of the things said in this article will make some people uncomfortable and some angry. That is good, because adults generally do not expand their learning as long as they are comfortable with their c ..... 
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Regarding healthcare

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
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It’s a bright sunny day in Lanesboro. My houseplants are making a vigorous effort to reach toward the light. The calendar is heralding the beginning of March. I feel 20 years younger since I received my new knees. I see myself riding my bicycle on ..... 
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At odds

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
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First off, I’d like to mention, with no shortage of sadness, that the car I had mentioned in a previous column, my dear green Ford, had to make her last journey to the great trade-in lot in the sky last month. I’m now the proud loan-holder for a ..... 
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