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Letter about Houston County...


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



To the Editor,

Some six weeks ago, Commissioner Judy Storlie, apparently impressed by the 92% of the citizens who testified in favor of banning frac sand mining in Houston County, joined the other four Commissioners to ask Attorney Jandt to draw up Findings of Fact in support of a ban on frac sand mining in the county.

Very shortly thereafter, however, she changed her mind and voted against a ban. Too big a financial risk for the county, she said. If there were a ban, she said, someone might 1) sue the county, and if the county were sued, 2) MCIT wouldn’t provide financial coverage (MCIT never said that), and then, 3) the county would lose in court, and so 4) all taxpayers would foot the bill via increased taxes because the county banned frac sand mining. I am impressed by Commissioner Storlie’s solicitous concern for the taxpayers.

I do wonder, however, where that concern has gone when she considers the cost of the County Engineer’s proposed building for his highway empire--$5,000,000? $6,000,000? For a dozen trucks and one mechanic? And there are no ifs.

Bets Reedy

Houston, MN

Letter about frac sand in the eyes of a child...

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, “Mommy...mommmmmy, why don’t they like us?” “What are you talking about dear?” “There are three people at that meeting place in Houston County…they want to wreck where we live!” “What do you mean sweetheart?” ..... 
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Letter about Rushford school site needing a public street...

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My son-in-law, Jim Lundberg, is a licenced civil engineer who specializes in new schools. He has examined the new school site in Rushford and has made it clear that the site will not work unless a public street is cinstructed compl ..... 
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Letter about get rich schemers...

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, They’re back! Rick Frick and his merry band of get­ rich schemers. Two years ago, St. Charles wasn’t having his Minnesota Proppant plan. Maybe they didn’t buy the idea of a few guys and a shovel with no sand mining experienc ..... 
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Letter about 2014 investigation...

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The results of a 2014 investigation into the actions of the Houston County Zoning Administrator has been released The law firm of Lockridge Grindal Nauen was hired by the County Commissioners due to the sheer volume of ethics co ..... 
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Letter about Gudmundson...

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Canton Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Gudmundson has done it again. He has the most disrespectful and sarcastic column I have ever read. He proceeded to “put down” the President of the United States by stating Obama has a degree “from a trade school”. Does G ..... 
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Letter about Our tax dollars at work...

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, At the Houston County Commissioner’s meeting April 14, the county engineer, an architect, and county personnel in financing did a presentation for a new highway department building. Those in financing explained how funds can be ma ..... 
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Letter about sharing opinions...

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It made me proud to live in Fillmore County when I read and observed all the different and numerous opinions/commentary sent in and published in this last week’s Fillmore County Journal. Wow, there are many here who take the job of ..... 
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Letter about silica sand...

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Here’s the news you have probably heard: if Houston County bans frac sand mining, 1) it will be sued, 2) the County’s insurance (from MCIT the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust) will not cover such a lawsuit, and so 3) ..... 
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