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Letter about wrong-doing in Houston County...


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

To the Editor,

The first writing of the U.S. Constitution gave only white male landowners the right to vote. People saw how unjust and mistaken that was. Over the course of our history, the constitution was rewritten to become an inclusive document rather than a document of unjust control by the privileged few.

Today in Houston County some pro-frack sand miners and three complicit commissioners—Storlie, Walter and Schuldt--seem to want to go back to that earlier mistaken thinking and make it even worse: Only some property owners—the frac sand miners--will have property rights. All other land owners will only have the “right” to pay more taxes to repair pulverized roads. We will have the “right” to see our home values drop even if we live miles from a mine. We will have the “right” to see our groundwater depleted and polluted.

And as for people who don’t own property, perhaps because you rent? You and your children will have the “right” to breathe respirable particulates that cause cancer, asthma and silicosis. You and your children will have the “right” to be put at greatly increased risk of being crushed by sand trucks. You will have the “right” to watch the scenic beauty you love destroyed all so that some landowners can make a lot of money doing the wrong thing.

This democracy-hating power grab reminds me of the novel Animal Farm, wherein George Orwell wrote, “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

Donna Buckbee

Rushford, Minn.
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Letter about lies in Houston County...

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Have you heard the 3 biggest lies in Houston County? 1. Lie number one; we can’t ban frac sand mining because we will get sued. The truth is both the County Attorney and County’s consulting land use attorney said the opposite. ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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