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Letter about frac mining


Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about frac mining

To the Editor,

To the handful of big land owners and county officials who will win the frac sand lottery, congratulations. Many more residents of Fillmore County fear the risks frac sand mining poses to our property values, air and water quality, noise levels, road safety and wear, tourism, farming, and scenic landscapes. Not to mention the downstream impacts to communities to which this sand is ultimately shipped.

The County’s proposed industrial mining ordinance offers some assurances, but ignores a host of reasonable protections requested by residents. For example, despite multiple requests to cap the number of industrial mines that can operate simultaneously in a single township, the Planning Commission (PC) advised residents to seek that protection from their townships. So the process has to be repeated more than 20 times by more than 20 different groups of people? Do residents even know who their township ordinance makers are? Is this efficient government?

For mines to potentially operate 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays seems excessive to the many residents and visitors who value this county’s peace and quiet. Requests to further cap mine hours of operation seemed to also be ignored by the PC. Several weeks ago, Tom Barnes sent the PC the language a Wisconsin county included in their ordinance to require mining corporations to ensure no loss of pre-mining property values within a certain radius of their mine. It is an excellent incentive for the corporation to operate responsibly. All our county officials had to do was copy and paste, but they did not. When leaders fail to protect the interests of the majority of residents, you begin to question whether financial conflicts of interest are weakening our democratic process. Hopefully the County Board will show greater leadership at their 11/27 meeting.

Jennifer Meadows

Lanesboro, MN

In the service - Patrick A. Johnson

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Patrick A. Johnson Navy Seaman Patrick A. Johnson, son of Meg Johnson of Mesa, AZ (recently relocated from Lanesboro) and Doug Johnson of Preston, and also grandson of Marilyn Soland of Lanesboro, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Train ..... 
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Not your ordinary Joe

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Barb Jeffers A large benefit was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, for Joe Rodgers from Lanesboro, Minn. with many activities that occurred throughout the day to benefit Joe and his wife Sue. Joe, who was employed by the City of Lanesboro u ..... 
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RIchard Thompson

Mon, Nov 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Richard Verdayne Thompson, 81, of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Harmony Community Health Care Center. Richard was born June 28, 1931, to Charley A. Thompson and Elfrieda (Olness) Thompson. He was baptized at Union Prairie Lutheran ..... 
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Letter about Thanksgiving

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Thanksgiving To the Editor, Thanksgiving prayer. It’s a powerful tool we can bring to heal the fractious bickering that threatens to break our nation apart. Not the kind of prayer that pleads for “my” side to win. Not the reques ..... 
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Lanesboro Christmas Inn tour

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Lanesboro, Minnesota welcome you Sunday, December 2, to our Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour. Join us for an afternoon of celebration and tour the Bed and Breakfast Inns that have made Lanesboro the Bed and Breakfast Capit ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents its own distinctive telling of the classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol, November 23 – December 23 with previews beginning on November 16. Commonweal’s imaginative take on this classi ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears audit report

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Pam Ristau, CPA, presented the Lanesboro City Council the 2011-2012 audit report at their regular meeting on November 15, and the board approved it as presented. Ristau said the district had a decrease in their general fund balanc ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council hears library report

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Tara Johnson and David Hennesey spoke to the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting on November 5 and gave their quarterly report about the public library. Johnson said this summer there were 21 programs at the library, including story t ..... 
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