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Letter about Family Services


Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I’d like to thank Jerry Grehl for his letter outlining the sad news that Fillmore Family Services is shutting down, but clearly his version of the story is not reality.

First of all, I voted to protect funding for crime victim services projects. The problem is, Governor Dayton’s Office of Justice Programs chose to send grant money elsewhere. Grant applications are part of a competitive bid process, and selections are made by Governor Dayton’s staff – not the Legislature or any individual lawmaker.

Further, Grehl mentions his frustration with spending $500 million on a Vikings stadium. Let’s remember, a Vikings stadium was Governor Dayton’s top priority last year – not mine. While I was trying to prioritize rural schools, nursing homes, job creation, and lowering your tax rates, the Governor was off schmoozing with the Wilf’s in hopes of sealing the deal.

And speaking of Governor Dayton’s selection process, I’m sure Mr. Grehl is now fuming that Dayton spent $25 million just last week on another new stadium. This new ballpark goes to the St. Paul Saints – raise your hand if you’ve heard of or care about that team – while rural Minnesota’s needs continue to be ignored.

It’s unfortunate Mr. Grehl didn’t seek out the real facts before penning his letter. Governor Dayton is infatuated with professional sports teams and giving them new stadiums. But as your state representative, I will continue fighting to improve our schools, our economy, and making Minnesota a better place to live and work.

Sincerely,

State Representative

Greg Davids

Preston, MN

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Birth Announcement - Emma Grace Pate

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Emma Grace Pate Brian and Jessica Pate of Copperas Cove, Texas are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace. Emma was born September 7, 2012. She weighed 6 lb. 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Patricia Pierce of R ..... 
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Requests to vacate streets and grants variances approved

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council at their September 17 meeting discussed and granted two petitions for vacating portions of city streets and two requests for building variances. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Jon and Christine DeVries requested tha ..... 
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Teri Klaehn opens accounting office in Preston

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Teri Klaehn worked almost four years as a tax preparer and accountant with AgStar/Lookout Ridge Consulting. She can still be found in Preston, but now in her own office downtown as Teri Klaehn CPA, LLC. In May, Klaehn was laid off from her positio ..... 
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Levern C. Grooters

Thu, Sep 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

LEVERN C. GROOTERS, age 97, of the Greenleafton, Minn., area, died Tuesday morning, September 18, 2012, at Spring Valley Estates. Levern was born January 15, 1915, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of James and Anna (Elfrink) Grooters. The fam ..... 
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Kelly Printing and Signs expands

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Kelly Printing and Signs of Preston, Minn. has expanded their workspace with the addition of another building. Owners Brad and Mike Kelly were in need of more space, and the new building will be perfect for vinyl installs with a large open area to d ..... 
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Engagement-Hovey & Tollefson

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Sierra Hovey and Kyle Tollefson are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Sierra is the daughter of Wayne and Sue Hovey of Preston, Minn. She is a 2010 graduate of Winona State University with a degree in Business Administra ..... 
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Taste of the Trail and Fall Fest in Preston September 15

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Bikers from near and far are invited to join in Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-3pm at the Preston Trailhead. Event schedule as follows: 10:15am-12:15pm – the “Root River Blue Grass Band” performs ..... 
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Project America 79-day marathon run comes to Preston

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On Monday, September 10, marathon runner and veteran, Mike Ehredt, will arrive in Preston, one of 79 stops along his 79-day journey. Ehredt started out from International Falls on August 23 and is currently running a marathon a day in honor of falle ..... 
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