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Letter about land buffers...


Sat, May 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Residents who were incorrectly concerned that I do not support land buffers can rest easier tonight.

The Minn. legislature has approved a provision that builds on the successful example of counties and landowners that have used a voluntary and locally based process to install buffers to enhance water and soil protection. This is a bipartisan, bicameral initiative I was proud to support.

Under the proposal, by November of 2018 buffers of 16.5 feet must be installed on all public ditches. By November 2017, counties and municipalities must ensure that all public shorelands have an average buffer of 50 feet and a minimum of 30 feet. Alternative practices that offer comparable protection are allowed, and soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) must promote and assist landowners in installing buffers and work with landowners in finding financial and other resources.

What Governor Dayton originally proposed for buffers would have been an unlawful, unconstitutional taking of land. That is not inflammatory nor is it an unethical statement. It is fact.

I have always been a strong supporter of clean water, and I have also been a strong supporter of landowner rights. The buffer compromise that has been approved by the legislature is something both environmentalists and farmers should be able to accept, and one I was pleased to help approve.

Sincerely,

State Representative

Greg Davids

Preston, MN



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Letter about 50 foot buffer zones along rivers and streams...

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Greg Rendahl recently expressed his disappointment with my opposition to Governor Dayton’s idea requiring 50-foot buffer zones along rivers and streams. He thinks I’m catering to the interests of a few “greedy” farmers. Re ..... 
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Letter about response to Greg Rendahl’s letter...

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, When you talk about picking and choosing, Greg, you do a good job yourself. You say the Bible was written by men. You are right, but you choose to leave out the fact that those men were inspired by God to write the Bible. You say G ..... 
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Letter about population...

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Last week’s editorial commentary on population came at just the right time for me to make a couple of comments. I had just returned from spending a few days in Atlanta. I was told the city and surrounding area contains as many ..... 
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Letter about Homosexuality is not God’s design...

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, This is a response to the internet user named “disappointed” in the Word on the Web section of the Feb. 23, 2015 issue of the Fillmore County Journal. Homosexuality is not God’s design. Listen to what the Bible says. “If ..... 
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Letter about...National Trout Center

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, After reading the Preston Council article on their meeting on February 2, I would like to weigh in with some questions and some comments. First of all, it is my understanding that a city council has a fiduciary duty to the taxpay ..... 
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Letter about Miner for Sheriff...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The time to elect our next county sheriff is fast approaching. I hope that people will take a good hard look at voting for Brian Miner to fill that position. For over 20 years, Brian has served the people of this county with fairne ..... 
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Letter about serving Fillmore and Houston Counties...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It’s been a privilege to serve the residents of Fillmore and Houston Counties. Over the years, I’ve worked hard to increase funding for local schools and rural nursing homes, improve our economic development and our agricultura ..... 
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Letter about farmers and economy...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Local farmers and their farms are crucial to our local, rural-based economy in Fillmore County. Without farmers in Fillmore County, many of whom are second, third and fourth generation farmers, our local consumers would be far mor ..... 
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