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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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Rushford clarifies Lodging Tax issues; looks to possible reallocation

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The Rushford City Council meeting Monday, March 9 followed on the heels of a meeting with representatives from local lodging establishments. Currently, 3 percent of total sales from the establishments, not including campgrounds, is collected by th ..... 
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Leslie Glenna

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Leslie “Les” G. Glenna, 67, of Rushford, Minn. died on Thursday, March 05, 2015, at his home. Les was born on October 22, 1947, in Bratsberg, Minn. to Levi and Mildred (Miller) Glenna. He was raised in Bratsberg and graduated from Rushford H ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Star Trek in today’s culture

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world lost a cultural icon. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock in Star Trek, died at the age of 83. Some people might argue that Spock was not a large cultural icon, but many people would disagree. Whether ..... 
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Rushford completes property sale; looks to the sky

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The city of Rushford is in the process of completing the sale of the former Historic Bluff Country building, at 303 Elm Street, to Doug and Cindy Thesing, owners of Root River Floral. The final sale came in just $300 less than expected, at $39,700 ..... 
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Lois Lange

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Lois Lange, 73 of Rushford, Minn. died peacefully on February 15, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. She was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 9, 1941. She grew up in Choice and Rushford, Minn. and graduated from Rushford High School in 1959. ..... 
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Rushford sees potential bond opportunity

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The Monday, February 9 city meeting was short, at just 43 minutes, but wasn’t lacking in discussion as the council hit on several opportunities for the city, including a bond refinancing of impressive proportions. The opportunity to refinance a ..... 
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SMIF provides loan to Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables LLC

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

RUSHFORD, MN - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) has recently approved funding from its Small Enterprise Loan Fund to Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables in Rushford. Featherstone is a family-operated farm, owned by Jack Hedin and his ..... 
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