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Hermanson - Letter to the editor


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

Letter about state budget cuts

The State budget cuts have hit our district like a sledgehammer. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), under the MN Dept. of Public Safety, has come up with a plan to deal with the cuts to programs providing services to victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime. The plan basically is throwing what money was left after the legislature made its cuts last Spring, and redistributing it around the state. The plan does not take into account the highly successful programs that have been in place for 20 or more years. The plan is dismantling a system that works, in favor of moving money out of rural areas and into the metro area. The plan gives each Judicial District an amount based on population, diversity, population density, and reported crime.

Our area, the Third Judicial District, which covers 11 counties, didnt fare well, and is taking MORE THEN HALF of the statewide cuts, out of 10 districts. Some districts are actually receiving increases. The plan also is pitting program against program to compete for less money. We will be sitting down at a table with our peers, deciding which programs will make it and which ones wont. I was told by Mary Ellison, Director of OJP, that if they hadnt made some allowances (capped amounts of decreases and increases) that we would have had even more of the cuts, almost 90%. If the plan is that skewed, then the criteria for determining who is funded and who isnt is wrong.

We need to take action now, before the state finalizes these plans in October.

Barbara Hermanson, Director

Fillmore Family Resources Inc.

Preston, MN

Van Dixhorn - Letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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Letter in response to ministerial letter of 9/1/03  There are many definitions of evil - one is anything causing injury and harm. Is it possible that the real evil might lie in the proposed Heartland tire-burning plant itse ..... 
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Olson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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Letter about Preston roads  Yesterday, September 10, 2003 I got a knock at my door. It was an employee on duty for the City of Preston. Wondering what in the world he wanted, I opened my door, and to my surprise he wanted to ..... 
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Glor - Letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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Letter about Root River Trail Ride  On September 3rd, we at Chosen Valley Care participated in the 11th annual Ride the Root River Trail with a group of 9 residents. We have taken in this grand event the past 5 years. The r ..... 
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Svelmoe-letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 12th, 2003
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Letter about land development

In 1965 a tornado destroyed the buildings that our family owned that was located between Canton and Mabel. Before that we had many wonderful memories of our home.

As the oldest ..... 
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Adelsman - Letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 12th, 2003
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Letter about editorial

In response to Mr. Torgrimsons article of September 1, 2003 (and other articles). Imagine if you will, you and your child. Your child never did like to listen to you. It seemed he was always getting into ..... 
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Stager - Letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
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Letter about MPCA and Heartland

According to Mr Mausts article in the Fillmore County Journal dated 7-14-2003 and the Republican Leader dated 7-10-2003, he said the following Let the people from MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Contr ..... 
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McHan - Letter to the editor

Fri, Sep 5th, 2003
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Letter about religious monumnets

I am responding to the article in this weeks journal about Religious Monuments not being in public places. Do these people ever look at their money? On the back of every bill it reads "In God We ..... 
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Therneau - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 29th, 2003
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Letter about Presidential Election

C.J. Johnson put a spin in the letter that was in the September 18th issue, that George W. Bush wasnt even elected President. It is a fact, The New York Times had 24 reporters covering the ele ..... 
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