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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 in Houston County.

On March 3, 2015, as many impassioned frac sand opponents watched, Commissioners Judy Storlie, Steve Schuldt, and Theresa Walter voted against a ban that would have prohibited silica mining for frac sand use here in Houston County.

Their decision will expose citizens to an increase in noisy truck traffic, airborne silica dust, rapidly deteriorating roads, decreased property values and unsightly pock marks on the beautiful hillsides. What a destructive legacy to pass on to future generations.

The majority of Houston County residents do not want this toxic industry negatively impacting their daily lives. Why did these three Commissioners throw their constituents under the bus in order to line the pockets of a few? Shouldn’t their number one priority be to protect the health, safety and general welfare of Houston County families?

Remember this when voting day rolls around again. Recall anyone?

Susan Van Gorp

Rushford, Minn.

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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In response to Brett Kues commentary

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the editor, Recently a guest commentary in the Fillmore County Journal said that if United South Central School District (USC) in Wells, Minn., could build an EC-12 school for $28.8 million, Rushford should be able to do the same. I talked to US ..... 
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Letter about R-P school referendum

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The Vote Yes R-P Committee knows that there may be people out there who want to support this fall’s school referendum, but are afraid they won’t be able to handle a property tax increase. If you’re worried about the affordabili ..... 
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Letter to the Editor regarding R-P Schools

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the editor, Chuck Ehlers and the school board have made the comment that the people of Rushford aren’t like their ancestors because we don’t want to put any money towards the school. The problem, as I see it, is that they have not given us t ..... 
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In response to Elizabeth Mitchell

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you were like many rural Minnesota school districts and were handed more than $200 million, how would you spend it? Would you hire more teachers and school employees, provide the best resources available to our students, or hand ..... 
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