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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 Scanlan’s handpicked people on the committee.

At the very first meeting Eric Johnson said, “I thought we were just going to tweak a few ordinances and go.” Obviously he didn’t take this responsibility very seriously.

As the months passed, it was clear Johnson rarely--if ever--bothered reading the materials sent him. He never came prepared to discuss or defend his positions: he knew from the sheer numbers--two environmentally concerned people out of the thirteen on the panel-- that a pro-frac sand mining outcome was inevitable. So why bother learning about risks and dangers inherent in frac sand mining? Or, why bother having to intelligently defend your own position?

At one of these meetings there was discussion about limiting hours of operations. Eric Johnson said, “Why have any limits? Why not just let people mine 24/7?”

Voters need to know that if Eric Johnson beats commissioner Justin Zmyewski, it will be a free for all.

Sadly, the new ordinance-writing committee is made up of most of the same people as were on the initial frac sand study committee, and they are intent on opening the door to frac sand mining, knowing full well that regulations are not enforced in Houston County. Once that door is opened, industry pressure will pry that toe-hold wide open.

Donna Buckbee

Rushford, Minn.
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Name released for Level 3 predatory offender relocating to Rushford area

Wed, Oct 1st, 2014
Posted in Rushford Police Reports

On October 8, 2014, there will be a Community Notification Meeting in the Gymnasium at the Rushford-Peterson High School in Rushford. Representatives from the Department of Corrections, Rushford Police Department, and the Fillmore County Sheriff’ ..... 
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Community notification meeting in Rushford, Minn.

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford State of Minnesota

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office and Rushford Police Department are releasing information pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052 to the community, regarding a Level 3 predatory offender moving to the community of Rushford. This offender is not ..... 
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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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Public meeting for repurposing R-P school complex in Rushford, Minn.

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

RUSHFORD,Minn.-September 25, 2014 – The Vision for Repurposing the R-P School Complex subcommittee is holding an open house to share concept sketches developed over the past month. The open house will be held on October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the R ..... 
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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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R-P Schools are right in the ballpark

By Andy Prinsen

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

There has been concern voiced lately, and rightly so, over the size and cost of the proposed new PreK-12th grade Rushford-Peterson school to be voted on this coming November.  I believe that any investment of this size in our community should be in ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Homecoming 2014

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The Rushford-Peterson Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2014 the week of September 22-27. The Presentation of the Royalty and the naming of the King and Queen will take place at an all-school assembly September 23rd at 2:30 pm in the High School gy ..... 
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