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Letter about R-P referendum...


Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

To the Editor,

Two years ago I was present at, and observed, all but one of the frac sand “study” committee meetings in Houston County. Eric Johnson, a township officer, was one of Rick Frank’s and Bob Scanlan’s handpicked people on the committee.

At the very first meeting Eric Johnson said, “I thought we were just going to tweak a few ordinances and go.” Obviously he didn’t take this responsibility very seriously.

As the months passed, it was clear Johnson rarely--if ever--bothered reading the materials sent him. He never came prepared to discuss or defend his positions: he knew from the sheer numbers--two environmentally concerned people out of the thirteen on the panel-- that a pro-frac sand mining outcome was inevitable. So why bother learning about risks and dangers inherent in frac sand mining? Or, why bother having to intelligently defend your own position?

At one of these meetings there was discussion about limiting hours of operations. Eric Johnson said, “Why have any limits? Why not just let people mine 24/7?”

Voters need to know that if Eric Johnson beats commissioner Justin Zmyewski, it will be a free for all.

Sadly, the new ordinance-writing committee is made up of most of the same people as were on the initial frac sand study committee, and they are intent on opening the door to frac sand mining, knowing full well that regulations are not enforced in Houston County. Once that door is opened, industry pressure will pry that toe-hold wide open.

Donna Buckbee

Rushford, Minn.
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Rushford-Peterson bond levy: an unnecessary financial risk

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

By Michael Machutt Rushford, Minn. We are being asked to commit to a minimum of $56,000,000 of debt ($38,000,000 in principal and $28,000,000 interest) in order to build a new K-12 facility. $56,000,000 is the minimum because there are still unf ..... 
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Name released for Level 3 predatory offender relocating to Rushford area

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Police Reports

On October 8, 2014, there will be a Community Notification Meeting in the Gymnasium at the Rushford-Peterson High School in Rushford. Representatives from the Department of Corrections, Rushford Police Department, and the Fillmore County Sheriff’ ..... 
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Peterson council addresses County 25 concerns

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

With another packed house, Wednesday, September 24, the Peterson council attempted to iron out project details, cost, and funding concerns regarding the 2015 County State Aid Highway 25 reconstruction. Discussion has been contentious at times, as th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Homecoming 2014

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford-Peterson Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2014 the week of September 22-27. The Presentation of the Royalty and the naming of the King and Queen will take place at an all-school assembly September 23rd at 2:30 pm in the High School gy ..... 
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Rushford - Peterson discusses open meeting in preparation for forums

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Due to several upcoming public forums, the R-P district has sought legal advice on regulations regarding to open meeting law. The district has been advised to follow protocol for published notice, as it does with board meetings, so regardless of whe ..... 
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Peterson’s County 25 hearing draws full house

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

The County 25 assessment policy adopted in April and estimated assessments have gone out to property owners. Expected is a full reconstruction on the county state aid highway, including curb, gutter, catch basins, and sidewalks, as well as the water ..... 
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Peterson clarifies zoning; considers development

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

The city of Peterson continues to iron out potential issues within its zoning ordinance, particularly as it relates to the adopted Minnesota Basic Code. At the Wednesday, August 27 meeting, the council formally approved the updated basic code editio ..... 
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City of Peterson - Public Notice

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Legals

Notice is hereby given that the city council of the City of Peterson will meet in the council chambers of the city hall at 118 Fillmore St. at 7:00 p.m. on September 10, 2014, to consider the making of Improvement No. 2015-1, an improvement on CSAH 2 ..... 
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