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Journal Writing Project: Disaster-free zone


By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project

Recently, Nepal has been hit with some severe and devastating earthquakes; a quake of magnitude 7.8 followed by a magnitude 7.3 less than three weeks later. The body count from the first earthquake has surpassed 8,000 people and is still rising. The latest hit has been hard on the country not just because of its magnitude, but also because it came while the country was still recovering from the first. Most people would agree that it is a good thing we live in southeast Minn. instead of Nepal right now.

I would assume that many people, especially kids, teens, and young adults, do not realize just how lucky we are when it comes to natural disasters. I believe Minn. is almost a completely disaster-free place. Minn. has had tornadoes in every month from March through November, but Fillmore County is typically too far east to get many tornadoes. Minn. is less likely to have as many or as deadly tornadoes as, say, Okla. The next most likely natural disaster would be flooding. This area does get some occasional flooding, but most of it is very minimal and not severe. Major flooding, such as the flood of 2007, is still considered a “once in a century” flood. With current weather technology, people can learn about possible flooding and tornadoes earlier and prepare, some places and natural disasters are not as fortunate.

Minn. has had some earthquakes in its history, but very few. The largest recorded earthquake in Minnesota was in 1975 in the western part of the state with a magnitude of 4.6. The last strongly felt earthquake in Minn. before that occurred near Staples back in 1917. Minn. is nowhere near as likely to have a strong earthquake as some western states like Calif. The likelihood of a devastating earthquake like one of the two from Nepal occurring in southeast Minn. is extremely unlikely, bordering impossible.

Natural disasters that are even more unlikely to take place in Fillmore County than an earthquake are hurricanes, tropical storms, and typhoons. Minn. is much too far inland for any of these storms to reach. Also, Minn. is farther north than any of these disasters normally occurs at. The closest thing to a hurricane, tropical storm, or typhoon that might be witnessed by Minn. would be a very large storm generated by Lake Superior, or any of the great lakes, that has wind speeds consistent with that of a category 1 hurricane. We are much safer here than in southern states like La, Miss., or Fla. It woul .....
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Rushford gets clean audit

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The city of Rushford received it’s official annual audit from Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. Financial statements were reviewed May 1 and report was presented by Tom Wente Monday, May 11. There were no significant issues documented in the audit. ..... 
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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 pestic ..... 
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Ribbon cutting for Thrivent Financial

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Features

On Friday, April 10, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony coordinated by the Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber to welcome Steve Halvorson and his new Thrivent Financial business in Rushford, located in the Pam’s Corner building (107 State Hwy 16) ..... 
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Rushford agronomy facility upgraded to better serve farmers

By David Bau

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Features

April 10, 2015 — Work on Farmers Co-op Elevator’s Rushford agronomy facility upgrade is nearing completion. The new receiving and blending system will substantially increase capacity and speed up receiving, blending, and shipping this spring. Sp ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Cora Violet Olson

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Cora Violet Olson was born April 1, 2015 to Nate and Chellsey Olson of Rushford. Cora weighed 7 lb 3 oz and measured 20 1/4 in. long. Her grandparents are Doug and Becky Lind of Rushford, Bill and Brenda Falkowski of Houston, and Linda Olson of Wi ..... 
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Mavis Johanna Dahl

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Mavis Johanna Dahl, 90, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at her home. Mavis was born on March 17, 1925, in Caledonia, Minn. to Adolph and Thora (Eiken) Dahl. She was raised in Yucatan Township of Houston County, Minn. When Mav ..... 
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Judith “Judy” Ann Mindrum

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Judith “Judy” Ann Mindrum, 59, of Rushford, passed away April 28, 2015 surrounded by her family at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. Judy was born March 7, 1956 in La Crosse, Wisc. to James and Patricia (Sobkowiak) Thesing. ..... 
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R-P sifts through school project, current facilities, student incident

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

While the R-P School Board agenda for Monday, April 20 may have largely been dedicated to approval of personnel changes, the majority of discussion related to continuation of plans for the new school facility and repair and redevelopment of the cu ..... 
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