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Journal Writing Project: Disaster-free zone


By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Journal Student Writing Project

By Jeremiah Munson

Recently, Nepal has been hit with some severe and devastating earthquakes; a quake of magnitude 7.8 followed by a magnitude 7.3 less than three weeks later. The body count from the first earthquake has surpassed 8,000 people and is still rising. The latest hit has been hard on the country not just because of its magnitude, but also because it came while the country was still recovering from the first. Most people would agree that it is a good thing we live in southeast Minn. instead of Nepal right now.

I would assume that many people, especially kids, teens, and young adults, do not realize just how lucky we are when it comes to natural disasters. I believe Minn. is almost a completely disaster-free place. Minn. has had tornadoes in every month from March through November, but Fillmore County is typically too far east to get many tornadoes. Minn. is less likely to have as many or as deadly tornadoes as, say, Okla. The next most likely natural disaster would be flooding. This area does get some occasional flooding, but most of it is very minimal and not severe. Major flooding, such as the flood of 2007, is still considered a “once in a century” flood. With current weather technology, people can learn about possible flooding and tornadoes earlier and prepare, some places and natural disasters are not as fortunate.

Minn. has had some earthquakes in its history, but very few. The largest recorded earthquake in Minnesota was in 1975 in the western part of the state with a magnitude of 4.6. The last strongly felt earthquake in Minn. before that occurred near Staples back in 1917. Minn. is nowhere near as likely to have a strong earthquake as some western states like Calif. The likelihood of a devastating earthquake like one of the two from Nepal occurring in southeast Minn. is extremely unlikely, bordering impossible.

Natural disasters that are even more unlikely to take place in Fillmore County than an earthquake are hurricanes, tropical storms, and typhoons. Minn. is much too far inland for any of these storms to reach. Also, Minn. is farther north than any of these disasters normally occurs at. The closest thing to a hurricane, tropical storm, or typhoon that might be witnessed by Minn. would be a very large storm generated by Lake Superior, or any of the great lakes, that has wind speeds consistent with that of a category 1 hurricane. We are much safer here than in southern states .....
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Peterson wraps up, discusses a series of issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Peterson City Council breezed through a relatively full agenda Wednesday, May 13, as many of the items were brief updates to long-standing agenda items. The County Highway 25 Project in Peterson is now just around the corner. The county-led pr ..... 
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Engagement 5.11.15 - Peterson ~ Schmitt

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Kaitlyn Peterson and Lucas Schmitt are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on June 27, 2015. Kaitlyn is from Peterson, Minn. Her parents are Jon and Lori Peterson of Peterson, Minn. Lucas is from Hawkeye, Iowa. His parents ar ..... 
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Ribbon cutting for Thrivent Financial

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

On Friday, April 10, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony coordinated by the Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber to welcome Steve Halvorson and his new Thrivent Financial business in Rushford, located in the Pam’s Corner building (107 State Hwy 16). ..... 
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R-P sifts through school project, current facilities, student incident

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

While the R-P School Board agenda for Monday, April 20 may have largely been dedicated to approval of personnel changes, the majority of discussion related to continuation of plans for the new school facility and repair and redevelopment of the cu ..... 
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Jerome “Joe” L. Klinski

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Jerome “Joe” L. Klinski, 77, of Peterson, Minn. died on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Joe was born on March 31, 1938, to Luverne and Clarissa (Nelson) Klinski in Caledonia, Minn. He was raised ..... 
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Peterson removes portion of County project; reviews school options

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

While the Peterson City Council had no new updates on the County 25 project currently being prepped for bids at the Wednesday, April 8 meeting, there was plenty of discussion regarding the option to extend sewer services to an area dubbed Myrtle Ave ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: The Beatles’ impact on music

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Journal Student Writing Project

A couple of days ago Ringo Starr came out with a new album called “Postcards from Paradise” and I have been listening to it constantly. Another former Beatle, Paul McCartney, has also been active recently doing two songs with Kanye West and Riha ..... 
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Lois Roberton Nursing Scholarship for local nursing students

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Education

The Rushford Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s Lois Roberton Nursing scholarship are currently being accepted. Through the generosity and vision of the late Lois Roberton, Rushford Community Found ..... 
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