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One Moment, Please... Finding the truth


Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Commentary

Is it fair to say that the Internet is now the judge, the jury, and the executioner?

Recently, a 2000 Fillmore Central High School graduate, Kiel Rushton, was erroneously acknowledged as the officer involved in the shooting of Philando Castile on July 6, 2016.

In today’s world, we seem to be surrounded by quick judgement and self-declared experts. Just because you can “google” something, doesn’t mean that what you find is completely accurate. There’s no accountability with the Internet.

Following the video that was live-streamed on Facebook from Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, showing the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting in the Twin Cities, organizers of www.copblock.org pursued the story and quickly announced that Officer Kiel Rushton was the officer who shot Castile. This was completely false.

The correct name of the officer was Jeronimo Yanez, as reported by credible news sources such as the Star Tribune.

But, the damage had been done. Members of the Facebook community who were outraged by the Castile shooting began to share information about Officer Rushton. Suddenly, Rushton and his family became the target of those who were angered by what happened to Philandro Castile. By Friday, July 8, 2016, there were over 57,000 “people talking about Kiel Rushton” on the Internet, all resulting from false information presented by the anti-police organization www.copblock.org.

And, when the correct name of the officer was released, the organizers of www.copblock.org made the following apology: “We apologize for the error and would hope that the police would be more prompt on releasing such information. After all, they routinely plaster the names of those wanted for various crimes all over the media shortly after a crime was committed, why should it be different for police?”

Who holds the website publishers of www.copblock.org accountable? In the newspaper business, we call this libel. We are held accountable. The Internet seems to be fraught with blatant misinformation that people consume as the truth.

Summary of Minutes June 14, 2016 Board of Appeal and Equalization

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes June 14, 2016 Board of Appeal and Equalization The Board of Appeal and Equalization met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other d ..... 
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Summary of Minutes june 28, 2016 County Board Meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes june 28, 2016 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and sta ..... 
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Summary of Minutes june 14, 2016 County Board Meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes june 14, 2016 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in regular session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and s ..... 
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Summary of Minutes July 5, 2016 County Board Meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes July 5, 2016 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and st ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 7.18.16

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Home & Garden

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The Fillmore County Fair will be held from July 19 through July 24. A great number of Fillmore County residents attend the fair and hundreds participate by exhibiting 4-H and open class projec ..... 
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Rabbits popular at the fair

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Fillmore County Fair

By Barb Jeffers As the Fillmore County Fair approaches, many local residents and families begin to anticipate what this year’s fair holds in store for them. Some of these families include those that have family members participating in 4-H rab ..... 
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Poultry returns to the Fillmore County Fair

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Fillmore County Fair

By Barb Jeffers Poultry is back at the Fillmore County Fair for 2016 after last year’s threat of the avian flu prevented birds from being entered for judging. Kari Goldsmith, along with her husband Chris, are the adult PDC (Project Development ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD 75th Anniversary poster/logo contest entries due July 21-22

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Fillmore County Fair

Attention, kids of all ages! The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2017. We are asking for your help by creating a poster or logo that we can use next year that represents 75 years of so ..... 
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