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Letter about Houston County shop project...


Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor



To the Editor,

This Houston County shop project is out of hand. Let me start by saying I sat on commissioner Steve Schuldt’s “public committee” the last time they met. There were some very rational and well thought out conversations. Would you know that from what Steve presented to the county board? I don’t think it was even mentioned by him. Steve’s mind is made up. At that meeting, we gathered at Caledonia Haulers. Haulers just built a new shop with a beautiful conference room, parts dept., office space, plus room to service a couple hundred semi-trucks and semi-trailers. All of that plus other buildings on 5 acres of ground. Chuck Schulte was there. He built a new shop for his John Deere dealership on 5.5 acres of ground. The State of Minn. shop sits on 6 acres. Caledonia Implement Company sits on 5 acres. Joe Rud Trucking sits on 3 acres. Sno Pac Foods sits on 5 acres. Caledonia Ready Mix 2.8 acres. Comstock Trucking 1.2 acres. Kruckow Rock Products 5.5 acres. Do you see a trend here? Picture the size of these local businesses, the lots they sit on and what they do with that space. Now understand this. Houston County has 6 acres at the current shop location. They are requesting to build a shop on 22 acres out by the High School. 22 acres of prime tax generating land. Located between 2 residential subdivisions and the new high school. Does this make sense to anyone? At that “public committee” meeting we showed a number of ways to build the shop on the current site. We all know that we need a new county shop. Let’s do it the right way, though. Steve Schuldt told me on the record that this building will end up costing upward of $8 million. He then proceeded to tell me that they don’t need an actual road off of State Highway 76, just a driveway because “there won’t be that much traffic. We only have six trucks.” Said a mouthful there didn’t you, Steve. six trucks for an $8 million building. I then asked Steve how many people have spoken to him in favor of the location. He said “less than six”. I then asked how many were against and he said “more than 50”. Yet he still votes in favor of this?? Judy Storlie, who represents LaCresent, made the argument that the new shop needed to go out by the school because she believes the “footings are already poured”. This is the lady that also told me that building this monstrosity out by the school would be doing Caledonia a favor by “turning developmen .....
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Letter about freedom follies...

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Castro, Mussolini, Stalin, and countless other monarchic and oligarchic regimes in the annals of history were leaders. I doubt any public input, much less any stinking public input meetings, ever took place under their leaderships ..... 
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Letter about the Lynn Swan effect...

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As more POTUS candidates enter the fray, each seems to be trying to outdo the others with improptu plans for tax reform. What they have in common, aside from sketchy research, is that they are all one species or another of a flat t ..... 
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Letter about response to Jon Pieper...

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It’s clear Jon Pieper has dusted off his DFL campaign playbook. The first entry is “if you keep repeating something often enough – even if it isn’t true – hopefully people will start to believe it.” This nonsense abo ..... 
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Letter about response to Jeff Erding’s commentary...

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sirs: I rarely read right wing extremist Jeff Erding’s diatribes, but his op-ed paean exalting the NRA as some noble patriotic organization was beyond belief. This far right organization is nothing more than a front for the billi ..... 
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Letter about To whoever needed my garden hose & reel cart:...

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Someone took my 50ft. flexible garden hose & large reel cart from the end of my driveway during the recent Rhubarb Fest in Lanesboro last Saturday morning. I put the hose & cart near the end of my driveway so my car did not get b ..... 
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Letter about Clean air and water is not negotiable...

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Just a quick response to Doug Baker’s letter. First everyone should know Doug Baker is a PAID CONSULTANT for Greg Davids. I do not need to pay anyone to speak for me. Clean air and water are not negotiable. We can find local sol ..... 
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Letter about Linder quote...

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Linder likes to cherry-pick his facts as he fails to mention his recorded quote that “the school didn’t flood but the community did.” The fact is the R-P school is using a disaster from over seven years ago, that caused the ..... 
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Letter about response to Pieper letter to the editor...

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, For someone who wants to be a lawmaker, it’s pretty clear that Jon Pieper needs to figure out how the legislative process works. State Representative Greg Davids IS for clean water solutions, and always has been. He just voted ..... 
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