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Not in my back yard...


Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

As I have tried to study silica sand mine issues in southeastern Minnesota, I have to say I am a bit disappointed in Minnesotans. It appears that our stance is one of “let’s do what we can to prevent silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota”, when we should collectively take the stance of “what can we do as Minnesotans to make safe silica sand mining viable in southeastern Minnesota”. Over our recent history and within southeastern Minnesota, we have figured out how to make “a nuclear power plant, wind farms, a major refinery, ethanol plant, coal fired electrical facilities” all viable in our area. Our human energy and intelligence needs to be focused on figuring out how to make safe silica sand mining work successfully. We are huge users of fossil fuels in the United States.

In our region, North Dakota is doing the heavy lifting by producing huge quantities of crude oil and natural gas that are or will be benefiting Minnesotans and others in the United States. Wisconsin and South Dakota are doing their part by mining silica sand to be used in hydraulic fracturing. Minnesota needs to do more than want to tax North Dakota crude oil that travels on Minnesota railroad tracks and say “no” to silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

We as Minnesotans should do our fair share by pressuring our elected representatives to do all they can do to help the Keystone XL Pipeline project come to fruition to take pressure off crude oil rail traffic as well as saying “yes” to safe silica sand mining and creating a viable industry that helps Minnesotans do our fair share. After all, we are part of the United States of America.

Steve Majors

Spring Valley, MN

Health care and Obama care...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Karen Reisner’s February 17 editorial acknowledged Obama Care is “not yet a work of perfection”. Kind of like saying the Captain of the Titanic made a “small error of judgment” by steaming at top speed through an area kno ..... 
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Response to “A view of liberalism”...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In Stan Gudmundson’s article, “A View of Liberalism,” he states, “I do not care for liberalism. Not at all.” Well, Mr. Gudmundson, I don’t care for conservatism. Not at all, especially the extreme right wing ideology th ..... 
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Sick of slick...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Well fellow babies, the “silly season” bears down on us once again. I’m talking (pardon the expression, politics). From now until November we will be treated to millions of dollars worth of messages, most of it negative, from w ..... 
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Mr. Davids’ “Questionaire”...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My husband and I were about to fill out Mr. Davids’ “Questionaire” but we realized that it was so slanted and partisan that we could not really answer questions that were not asked. This “questionnaire” is an insult to vote ..... 
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Frac sand mining...

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I wish to express my deep admiration for the Catholic Workers who went on trial for protesting frac sand mining in Winona. Their testimony in the courtroom and the way they live their lives are true inspirations. The owners of the pr ..... 
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Death of family dog...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, About “death of family dog” - January, 13, 2014 - I hope that in the last month the person who murdered their dog “Tyson”has been caught and brought to justice. Thirty years ago our family had a Springer Spaniel. One day h ..... 
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Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Another great article this week talking about the Kingsland School District! Jackie Horsman wrote a great article interviewing Al Williams making both towns open our eyes and question what goes on at Kingsland. I think a lot is being ..... 
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Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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