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Hanson - Letter to the Editor


Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Fillmore County Comprehensive Plan

I would like to thank the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners for deciding to review and upgrade the county’s comprehensive plan in 2004. Mark Thein, the county EDA director, will guide the process.

As faithful readers of the Journal know, I have been outspoken in the past about the need for a new comprehensive plan, because I believe that a bright economic future depends in part on good planning. I also believe that time spent now on a good planning process may help avoid at least some time-consuming and destructive conflict later due to lack of community consensus about our priorities. I think it will be very beneficial for the cities and towns in our county to work across political boundaries to identify our shared assets, values and goals for the future.

The Commissioners are committed to an open process which will include broad community involvement. We in the community now have a responsibility to take advantage of this opportunity and participate in this process. I expect that we will be hearing more about how interested members of the public can stay informed and get involved.

For anyone who would like to know more about comprehensive plans – what they are and how they can help a community, I recommend checking out the following website: www.lpa.

state.mn.us. Specifically, you might want to look at the report: “Under Construction: Tools and Techniques for Local Planning”. Copies are available by calling Deborah Pile at 651-297-2375.

We all lead busy lives. But I dearly hope there are citizens “out there” who will participate in this process. You don’t need to be an expert. You just need to care and be willing to learn. Our community will owe our thanks to anyone who devotes time and energy to this important task.

Peggy Hanson

Lanesboro, MN

Hall - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter about “End of year ramblings”

I would like to comment on your “End of the year ramblings” as it appeared in the January 5th edition. I compliment you on your writing ability. It is clear that you are working in the right ..... 
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Buckbee - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter about Heartland

As a resident of Houston County I have had no vote whatsoever on a matter that will have a huge impact on tens of thousands of people downwind and downstream of Preston – the proposed tire-burning incinera ..... 
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Berry /Aug - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter about Preston Holiday star

Why does the beautiful star over Preston only shine during the Holiday season?

Maybe we should keep the star shining all year to remind us of the love and kindness we shoul ..... 
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Nelson - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
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Letter supporting Sauer in Preston election  The City of Preston has scheduled a special election, to be held on January 15, 2004. The purpose of the election is to seat a person on the council, who will hold office until the ..... 
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Spangler - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
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Saddam Hussein’s grip on power was built on Baathist party loyalists who dispensed money and privileges in exchange for support from Iraqis who were the “right” ethnicity (Sunni Muslims), willing to brutally trample the rights of others (Kurds and Sh ..... 
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Schommer - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
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There is a story in the Bible in the book of Genesis, that tells of twin brothers, Esau and Jacob. Esau was the elder and had the birth right of an eldest son. This was no small matter back at that time. One day Esau was hungry after working all day ..... 
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Ott - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
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The election for City Councilman to fill the term of Mike Gartner is coming up January 15th. “Doc” Bob Sauer was appointed to that position temporarily until an election could be held. Doc Sauer has very ably filled that position. To anyone who has g ..... 
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Hatleli - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
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As I sat in church at Rushford Lutheran with my family early this past Christmas Eve, I was overtaken by an awesome spectacle. It was the light of sunset illuminating the figure of Christ, the Good Shepherd, on the huge stained glass window of the ch ..... 
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