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Letter about the need for new ideas and progress...


Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about the need for new ideas and progress...

To the Editor,

I am voting for Thomas Trehus for state representative because he understands that for rural Minnesota to succeed, our leaders need to work together for all of us, for One Minnesota. Our district is not going to get the education and transportation funding or capital investments we need unless our legislators can work with, not against, legislators from both the rural and metro areas.

Our long time representative, Greg Davids, and his Republican caucus have been playing the divisive card in St. Paul and all it has brought us is gridlock. No tax bill for two years in a row. No bonding bill this year. No sustainable solution for funding roads, bridges or mass transit. No progress.

Rep. Davids pleads for credit for passing his tax bill through the Legislature. Close but no cigar. First, due to last minute decision-making the tax bill contained a $100 million mistake so the Governor did not sign it into law. Then the House bonding bill was also late and everything fell apart. Most observers agree that the stubborn refusal of Davids’ Republican caucus to support the Southwest Light Rail line (even though rural taxpayers would not have to pay for it) is the reason for the utter failure of the Legislature and the Governor to do their job this year.

The Republicans took control of the House in 2014 by pushing division between rural and metro Minnesota. This is not a good long term strategy for rural citizens. It is time for a change. We need new ideas, not someone who has been in office for 25 years without meeting the needs of all of his constituents. We need progress. We need Thomas Trehus.

Erika Haugerud

Preston, MN




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Letter about Global warming hoax...

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The tiny house trend comes from the UN agenda 21. Agenda 21 (agenda for 21st century) is a plan to totally restructure human society as we know it today. Because they (the globalists) say todays way of living is not sustainable becau ..... 
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Letter about Broadband Alliance Summit...

Mon, Aug 8th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about Broadband Alliance Summit... To the Editor, In an effort to help make Fillmore County a more attractive place to live, work, and do business, the Fillmore County Economic Development Authority invites residents, businesses, and govern ..... 
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Letter about worshipers of the creator vs. worshipers of creation...

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about worshipers of the creator vs. worshipers of creation... To the Editor, I am grieved at the denial, or lack of knowledge, of God by some writers in the Journal. Bryan Van Gorp says birth is by accident, therefore denying, or lacking ..... 
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Letter about Sharon Erickson Ropes...

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about Sharon Erickson Ropes... To the Editor, I am very proud of my friendship with Sharon Erickson Ropes. She was a great state senator for southern Minnesota. She got a super idea and worked diligently for two to three years on getting a ..... 
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Letter about Jeremy Miller disappointing his district...

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sen. Jeremy Miller has disappointed his district and constituents once again. According to Jeremy Miller, family members do not deserve time off to care for sick family members. Miller voted against the paid family leave measure, w ..... 
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Letter about Failure to meet expectations... To the Editor,

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Failure to meet expectations. My job performance evaluation of our Senate and House Representative. Southeast Minnesota has given up a lot in the way of budget compromises. Minnesota Legislature regular session ends May 23. Republicans in the Sena ..... 
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Letter about The legacy of debt...

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

Letter about The legacy of debt... To the Editor, Are you concerned about the debt our government is leaving to our children and grandchildren? The people in our Fillmore County Republican Caucus are also concerned. You are invited to come to t ..... 
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Letter about Social Security...

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A recent newspaper said that Social Security was 80 years old this year. It got me to thinking about taking a look back and also up to the present. My father’s experience with S.S. was the beginning. My parents were farmers and ..... 
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