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Letter about Pieper blast


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

On the day Jon Pieper blasted me for my Obamacare opposition, it was announced that more “errors” caused 16,000 low-income Minnesotans to lose their health insurance.

Think about that. For months these folks may have avoided the doctor because they didn’t know if they had coverage. Some who did seek medical care have now accrued significant financial debt – debt they cannot afford – and still may face federal financial penalties because their health insurance is in doubt.

And I’m supposed to sit back and watch this cruelty?

Throughout the creation and implementation of MNsure, I’ve offered and supported solutions that could have made our version of Obamacare more bearable.

One of those would have assisted people – like these 16,000 – who were unable to acquire insurance before the IRS deadline. Instead, stubbornness prevailed as Governor Dayton and the legislative majority insisted on maintaining the status quo.

Pieper supports Obamacare in Minnesota as is, without changes.

This means he also has no problem with many Fillmore and Houston county residents paying more than double than they were last year for similar health care coverage; supports wastefully spending hundreds of millions of your tax dollars on a failing website; is OK with 280,000 Minnesotans losing their previous insurance or their doctor; and apparently thinks having 16,000 low-income people in limbo with their health insurance is just a minor inconvenience.

Despite what Pieper says, I’ve always supported affordable health insurance, and I believe we can do better.

Greg Davids

Preston, MN
Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

Good Samaritan Society - Home Care celebrates 20 years of service

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

While some retirees venture off to the warm, dryer climates of Arizona and other parts of the south and west for their golden years, many find that they can only feel right at home here in the Midwest, specifically southern Minnesota and northern Io ..... 
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Preston approves bond sale for 2014 street projects

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

At the July 7 Preston City Council meeting, Mike Bubany, David Drown and Associates, informed the council that the city’s favorable “AA/Stable” Standard and Poor’s rating had been reaffirmed. Councilman David Harrison was absent. The city ..... 
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Birth Announcements - Mark James Yonts

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Serenity proudly announces the birth of her baby brother! Mark James was born on June 13, 2014 to John and Danielle Yonts of Preston, Minn. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are James Yonts of Rushford, Minn; ..... 
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Birth Announcements - Jack Carl Steven Holger

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jon and Sara Holger of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jack Carl Steven, born on June 10, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Carl and Sue Holger of Rushford, Minn.; Steve O ..... 
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POET team members share experiences from Kenya

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This summer a group of POET team members traveled to Kenya, Africa to help build a dorm for the Traveller’s Oasis Girls School. Michele Anderson, Quality Manager at POET Biorefining, Preston and a resident of Saint Charles participated in this mis ..... 
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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central. The trap shooti ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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North Preston regional pond planned

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Brett Grabau, Stantec, reviewed the feasibility report for a North Regional Pond at the Preston City Council’s June 16 meeting. Early in April when Grabau discussed the details of the feasibility study for the proposed North Industrial Park, se ..... 
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