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Erdman - Letter to the Editor


Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

As a senior citizen in the Wykoff area, I have heard many concerns expressed about the upcoming school bond referendum. Some people without children in the school system see no benefit to themselves. Others have not yet accepted the school consolidation that created the Kingsland Public School District, and many people are hoping there is a less expensive route.

Fortunately, for our communities, almost everyone knows a good education and access to new technologies are important for our children, and all parents and grandparents want the best for their kids. Schools are an important part of the community. Few of us want to live without well-maintained roads, reliable electricity, and telephone service and most of us want these things for our neighbors as well as ourselves. Healthy, safe and up to date schools are important in preserving our area as a desirable place to live. Investing in our schools helps all of us, whether we have children in the system or not, because it illustrates our commitment to the future well being of the area.

The consolidation of the Spring Valley and Wykoff School Districts to form the Kingsland Independent School District was a marriage that benefited both communities. The cost of maintaining schools, hiring great teachers, and educating students has grown as insurance, utility, construction, and just about every other cost in society has grown. Pooling our resources makes possible educational opportunities that neither district could have afforded alone.

Waiting to pass another referendum will not save us money. As construction costs and interest rates rise, the buying power of each referendum dollar is diminished. The district will be forced to pour more of our money into facilities that our out-dated educationally as well as physically, and the district will pay higher than necessary operating costs. In our situation, a cheaper project means building and renovating less square footage. Downsizing the project further would adversely affect the quality of education and the number of programs that the Kingsland School District would be able to offer.

I have attended the informational meetings, and I understand the school districts carefully considered a variety of options over many months with many community members before reaching a consensus. The school district wants to put as much of our future tax dollars as possible into the classroom .....
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Bell - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

My most favorite time of the year is the week between Christmas and the New Year. It’s when I take stock of what has happened throughout the past year. During this time I clean out my files, make piles, re-read cards and letters, prepare for doing my ..... 
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Aug - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter to the Editor as a concerned lifetime citizen of Preston. We are rapidly approaching a very critical election for council members on January 15th. I, as most of you, have heard a great deal about the underlying issues our cit ..... 
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Letter to the editor - Peterson

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

Millions of tires are discarded in the U.S. each year. Many states, including Minnesota, have banned them from landfills. As a result, disposal options have increased significantly. Tires re-used as asphal ..... 
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Klingerman - Letter to the editor

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Spring Valley Grade School

The Spring Valley grade school would make an excellent prison. Prisons and jail space is short all across the state. Most of the roof has been replaced and it has an excellent gymnasium, f ..... 
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Wendling - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about quitting smoking

Each January hundreds of Minnesotans resolve to stop smoking. While I applaud smokers’ New Year’s efforts to kick the habit, I urge them not to try to quit “cold turkey” or go it alone. Overcoming n ..... 
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Anderson- Letter to the Editor

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Kingsland school referendum

Please attend informational meetings. In a few short weeks the voters of the Kingsland School District will be faced with a question that many neighboring communities have considered rece ..... 
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Sackett - Letter to the editor

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Letter about slowing down

I would like to get out to people to slow down when driving. Next time maybe the person that was driving the car that ran over Peppy will stop to see if the animal/whatever they hit is hurt, needs medi ..... 
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Milaster - Letter to the editor

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

It has been interesting to read the letters to your editor in recent weeks from individuals who are sick and tired of the debate and divisiveness that have arisen from the Heartland Tire Incinerator propos ..... 
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