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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 election in which we will allow campaign-oriented or political submissions for the Commentary pages.

So, there will be no such letters published in the October 27, 2014 or November 3, 2014 issues of the Fillmore County Journal prior to the election.

The deadline for submitting Letters to the Editor or a Guest Commentary is noon on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, to have it appear in the Monday, October 20, 2014 issue of the Fillmore County Journal.

As always, any editorial submissions are published at the discretion of the publisher.

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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Harmony Fire Department hosting smoke trailer and fire house public event

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Commentary

For Fire Prevention Week, the Harmony Fire and Ambulance Departments, in conjunction with Fillmore County deputies, will be coordinating an open house event on October 7, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the public. While enjoying refreshments, h ..... 
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R-P Community Education to host “Meet the School Board Candidates” forum

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

This October 13th, the Rushford-Peterson school district will have the opportunity to elect three people to the Board of Education. Eight candidates are vying for these seats: Dave Ansell, Len Strapp, Joyce Iverson, Ryan Oian, Evan Meier, Dean Mie ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson bond levy: an unnecessary financial risk

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Michael Machutt Rushford, Minn. We are being asked to commit to a minimum of $56,000,000 of debt ($38,000,000 in principal and $28,000,000 interest) in order to build a new K-12 facility. $56,000,000 is the minimum because there are still unf ..... 
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Growing philanthropic resources for southern Minnesota

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

This is an important time of year for Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). We are wrapping up our annual update visits with local city and county government leaders, requesting their continued financial support of the work we do. In addi ..... 
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