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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 experience building the largest sand wash facility ever! Now Frick is knocking once again with $100,000+ for environmental review on a proposal to start up several frac sand mines in a four- or five­-county area in addition to processing and transportation. Never mind there are still no details and the “investors” in Minnesota Sands want to remain unknown. The deepest pocketed of the Minnesota Proppant investors is busy with Whitehall Sand and Rail across the river using the same tactics of annexation and empty promises. Maybe it’s some of the same group. If Rick Frick’s backers think frac sand mining is such a great idea, why aren’t they willing to let the public know who they are?

The actual process of hydrofracking is in crisis due to the oil glut. Wells are being taken offline. It is truly a boom and bust industry. The smallest and weakest companies involved (short on capital and long on debt) will declare bankruptcy and will not meet their reclamation obligations, leaving the locals holding the bag. The same will happen here when the demand for sand dips. Aside from the environmental damage, roads will be a mess. Can Winona or Fillmore counties or the state afford to repave the same roads every nine months?

It’s time to say no, and we need to do it now ­-- either with very strict regulation or an outright ban on frac sand mining. There is movement afoot at the state capitol to limit local government control over whether harmful developments like this can happen in our communities. Talk to your township officers and county and city governments. We have the power now to use or lose.

Tessa Schweitzer

St. Charles, MN

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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Letter about “How did we get here?”...

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

To the Editor, At the March 24, 2015, Houston County Commissioners meeting, they discussed removing the public comment section from their meetings because it’s creating a “hostile work environment” for county employees. During that discussio ..... 
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Letter about abortion...

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

To the Editor, Did you know that abortion facilities in Minn. are unlicensed and uninspected? It’s true. The Department of Health has no authority over abortion centers. Is it right that these places, which perform one of the most common surgical ..... 
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Letter about Silica or Silica-Related Dust Exclusions....insurance policy notifications going out...

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

To the Editor, Numerous commercial liability insurance companies have notified policy holders they no longer have coverage for: Silica or Silica-Related Dust; specifically “bodily injury” arising, in whole or in part, out of the actual, alleged ..... 
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