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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 it back to the government in order to meet Obamacare mandates?

Thanks to the Democrats, option A and B are off the table, because they made option C the law.

It was bad enough that Minnesota’s legislative Democrats and Governor Dayton spent $442 million to bail out Obamacare last year, and $160 million on a MNsure website that rarely worked and frustrated thousands of Minnesotans. Now a recent study from the Governor’s own budget department finds that nearly $208 million will be taken from Minnesota schools state wide as they try to meet the regulations of Obamacare.

Representative Greg Davids rightfully brought this information to light recently, and Elizabeth Mitchell attempted to twist the debate, which is shameful.

Rep. Davids has always supported allowing all Minnesotans to have access to health care, but thankfully he doesn’t support wasting what’s someday going to amount to billions of state tax dollars on a program that eliminates your freedom to pick your physicians, limits your health care choices, and in some cases, radically increases your health insurance cost and premiums.

Despite what Mitchell might think, the most important investment we can make is in our children. Giving them every available resource they need to succeed should be our state’s top priority.

Mitchell is right if we value something. We should provide money for it. It appears to me Greg Davids values education over Obamacare, and it’s pretty sad that the Democrats allowed money that has been allocated to our schools to be taken away.

As P.J. O’Rourke said, “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys”.

Deb Carlson

Rushford, MN
Hoffman Stables

RASA’s “The Butler Did It” modifies production dates to July 9-13

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford Area Society of the Arts Community Theater production of, “The Butler Did It”, written by Tim Kelly, will be held a week earlier this year than in the past. It will NOT be held during Rushford Day’s Celebration. The production wil ..... 
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More events scheduled for Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

The upstart market, now in its second season, has seen a surge of interest. The 25-vendor market is continuing to grow in size and offerings. The product list now includes fruit, vegetables, herbs, wild edibles, honey, maple syrup, canned goods, bre ..... 
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R-P moves new referendum forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Options regarding the new school initiative and a November 4, 2014 referendum were recently presented to the Rushford-Peterson District School Board. Gary Olson, of Ehler’s & Associates, and Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, presented th ..... 
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Rushford preps for Highway 43 project, deals with illegal dumping

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Indications of the impending road project are starting to become noticeable and the city is making strides to make sure that local traffic and visitors know that the city businesses are open. Large construction signs bearing “Road Closed” warnin ..... 
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Rushford approves Hwy. 43 bidder, moves financing forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The start of the anticipated Highway 43 project through the heart of downtown Rushford is drawing closer. Sealed bids were opened May 22 and the bid was awarded May 27 to McHugh Excavating of Onalaska, Wis. in the amount of $2,969,218. The amount di ..... 
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Rushford Days Grand Parade cancelled for 2014

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Due to this summer’s planned construction on State Highway 43 through Rushford, the Rushford Days Celebration will be unable to have the Grand Parade. Please join us at next year’s HOMECOMING Parade on Saturday, July 18, 2015. In place of the ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, rega ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers' Market gearing up for events

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford All

The Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market got a great start May 7, thanks to a break in the weather and an enthusiastic crowd. Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought in customers to Creekside Park in Rushford, eager to meet the returning and ..... 
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