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Martin - Letter to The Editor


Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about recycling problems

To the Editor,

Come on people! The Fillmore County recycling program is not that tough. We have a two-sort system that consists of rigids (glass bottles and jars, tin cans, aluminum cans, clean aluminum foil, and plastic bottles and jugs) and fibers (newspapers, cardboard, boxboard, junk mail, hard and soft covered books, all office paper, brochures, and magazines). Nowhere, in the thousands of dollars per year spent on advertising and education, has it been stated that we recycle plastic swimming pools, plastic rain gutters, 55-gallon burn barrels, strands of Christmas tree lights, paints, toilets, coffee makers, hair dryers, toasters, televisions, computers, or anything in a plastic bag. Just because it is made of plastic, glass, or metal does not mean it is recyclable in Fillmore County.

Recyclables brought in by licensed haulers are usually separated according the rules or it is left on the curb. This means that most of the non-recyclables and trash is coming from self-haulers using the recycling center or by residents using the rural recycling containers. These containers are clearly marked as to what can go in them. The containers are divided into two sections so the front half is for one sort and the rear for the other. These two different categories must be kept separate.

I used to think that only a few people have been causing most of the problems, but with the amount of contamination encountered, it must be the majority of the people having trouble understanding our recycling program. Fillmore County is committed to recycling, and I hope you as individuals are too. Let's work together to reduce the contaminates in the recycling streams and learn to sort correctly to help reduce costs and to keep the environment we live in safe and clean.

Jon Martin

Fillmore County Solid Waste Administrator

Lefebvre - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about growth in dairy industry

To the Editor,

As the Executive Director of Minnesota Milk Producers Association (MMPA), I am blessed with the wonderful opportunity to work for Minnesota's finest dair ..... 
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Farmer - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
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Letter about alcoholism presentations

To the Editor,

In the best of all worlds the aftermath of the holidays brings time for quiet reflection and making exciting plans for a new year ahead. For many familie ..... 
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Wildgrube - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter supporting Sauer in Preston election

To the citizens of Preston who, as a community, have before them many important and difficult tasks to face.

I believe that R.L. “Doc” Sauer has the qualificatio ..... 
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Underbakke - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter supporting Sauer in Preston election

After enough beatings of life, it’s easy to give up when faced with intimidation and corruption. It’s tempting to hope that destructive behavior will change on its own. It’s comforting ..... 
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Schibursky - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter about Preston City Council meeting

It is with great sadness that I feel compelled to write my thoughts about what has been going on with the Preston city council. The walk-out that was staged Monday evening was appalling. ..... 
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Pro-Corn - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter from Pro-Corn

As directors of Pro-Corn LLC ethanol plant, we are troubled that incorrect and inappropriate allegations by Andrew Bunge, owner of Bunge Construction, were read at a Preston City Council meeting.
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Laging - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter supporting Sauer in Preston election

Preston is soon to celebrate its Sesquicentennial. One hundred and fifty years of decisions leading into the 21st Century. We come now to another decision the fifteenth of January and ..... 
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Kingsland Referendum - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter about Kingsland referendum

In regard to the misinformation decimated by the people who have a “new school” agenda for Kingsland, here are a few facts:

1.The $15.9 million estimate does not include ar ..... 
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