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Letter about in response to Erding letter...


Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about in response to Erding letter...

To the Editor,

When parents of African American or Native American schoolchildren tell us their kids are being unfairly targeted and disciplined, I believe those parents! Such discrimination is a very serious problem, yet Erding dismisses it as not important at all—strange for a man who has black family members and who claims to have many African American friends.

Really, how could it be unimportant for minority kids to learn just how little the dominant white culture values them and their families, as Erding demonstrates so well?

Erding says the real problem stems from the destruction of the traditional—legal—family. Yet, if the family is so destroyed who are all those adults advocating for all those minority kids in that Rochester school district?

It is long-established practice for members of the dominant culture to turn the focus of attention away from themselves and to conjure “pathology” in the oppressed and not in themselves. No, never in themselves.

I would like to see Erding demonstrate personal responsibility for something he can and should address and it would be so easy. He could simply start caring about what happens to minority kids in schools.

Donna Buckbee

Rushford, MN

Letter about Minnesota wolves...

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Once again, Minnesota’s wolf population needs your help. Their return to “threatened” status on the Endangered Species list, made possible by federal court action, kept our state from having a recreational hunt in 2015. This ..... 
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Letter about Here come the lawsuits...

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about Here come the lawsuits... To the Editor, This article would fail all Snopes fact checks. These are merely opinions by a group of anti new school supporters. School board minutes that you also publish will reflect the truths. So while ..... 
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Letter about Judy Storlie convinces county board to further stifle democracy in Houston County...

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about Judy Storlie convinces county board to further stifle democracy in Houston County... To the Editor, At the Nov. 10 meeting, Judy Storlie presented a proposal to further limit public input at cunty commissioner meetings. Instead of the ..... 
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Letter about “dirty hippie"...

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Just couldn’t let Eric Leitzen’s reference to John Lennon as a “dirty hippie” go by without comment. Eric is right in recognizing Lennon as a Boomer icon. His song “Imagine” was an anthem of hope for many of us. Lennon’ ..... 
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Letter about no place for a sand mine...

Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, By now you have probably caught wind of some sort of scuttlebutt surrounding the Tracie and Michelle Erickson mine located three miles east of Rushford. Perhaps you have read newspaper articles or letters to the editor about CUP v ..... 
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Letter about Houston County planning commission votes not to enforce ordinances...

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, At the July 23 Planning Commission meeting a motion was made and seconded to require that the county board mandate enforcement of county mining ordinances by the Planning and Zoning department. As you may know, over 90% of the c ..... 
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Letter about appalled at Greg Davids’ irresponsibility...

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As a farmer, I would like to say I am in favor of the 50 foot setback along rivers and streams. We can argue about whether the setback should be 50 feet or 100 feet, but we cannot argue about the need to protect our water from pestic ..... 
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Letter about 2014 investigation...

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The results of a 2014 investigation into the actions of the Houston County Zoning Administrator has been released The law firm of Lockridge Grindal Nauen was hired by the County Commissioners due to the sheer volume of ethics co ..... 
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