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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 pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer runoff and erosion. A significant buffer strip will decrease these unwanted activities.

Mr. Davids wants to shirk his responsibility. As an elected official, he has a fiduciary responsibility to protect Nature’s Trust for all citizens now and in the future. That trust includes our water, air, and soil. We cannot live without these assets. Mr. Davids’ failure to accept this responsibility is appalling and unethical.

Individual farmers are temporary stewards of this Trust, but they do not own it. No one owns the water, air, and soil; these things belong to all of us, to all species, and to all time. It is arrogant beyond belief to think individuals have the right to spoil these assets for personal gain.

Mr. Davids, you have a legal and moral obligation to protect these Trust assets for future generations.

Bryan Van Gorp

Rushford, MN

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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Letter about lies in Houston County...

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Have you heard the 3 biggest lies in Houston County? 1. Lie number one; we can’t ban frac sand mining because we will get sued. The truth is both the County Attorney and County’s consulting land use attorney said the opposite. ..... 
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Letter about something smells fishy...

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Something smells fishy in Houston County, and it’s not the lutefisk. On February 18, 2015, hundreds of concerned Houston County residents gathered for a public hearing in Caledonia to beg the Commissioners to ban frac sand mining ..... 
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Letter about something smells fishy...

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Something smells fishy in Houston County, and it’s not the lutefisk. On February 18, 2015, hundreds of concerned Houston County residents gathered for a public hearing in Caledonia to beg the Commissioners to ban frac sand mining ..... 
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Letter about Houston County Animal Farm?...

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Have you ever read “Animal Farm” by George Orwell? If so… you may remember how the pigs eventually took over control of the farm, a.k.a. local government. If you haven’t read it, here is a more modern and yet very adapted ver ..... 
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Letter about unsafe R-P facilities...

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

To the Editor, As many of you know, we had 2 sons in wheelchairs that attended Rushford-Peterson Schools. They loved being students at R-P. After the last vote on a new school, our son Michael told us of how very unsafe he felt at the high school, ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum...

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum... To the Editor, After years of working with our state legislature to secure funding for a new school initiative, the hard work of many in our community paid off this past spring. The legislature passed and Governor Da ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum...

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

Letter about R-P referendum... To the Editor, Two years ago I was present at, and observed, all but one of the frac sand “study” committee meetings in Houston County. Eric Johnson, a township officer, was one of Rick Frank’s and Bob Scanl ..... 
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