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Not in my back yard...


Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

As I have tried to study silica sand mine issues in southeastern Minnesota, I have to say I am a bit disappointed in Minnesotans. It appears that our stance is one of “let’s do what we can to prevent silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota”, when we should collectively take the stance of “what can we do as Minnesotans to make safe silica sand mining viable in southeastern Minnesota”. Over our recent history and within southeastern Minnesota, we have figured out how to make “a nuclear power plant, wind farms, a major refinery, ethanol plant, coal fired electrical facilities” all viable in our area. Our human energy and intelligence needs to be focused on figuring out how to make safe silica sand mining work successfully. We are huge users of fossil fuels in the United States.

In our region, North Dakota is doing the heavy lifting by producing huge quantities of crude oil and natural gas that are or will be benefiting Minnesotans and others in the United States. Wisconsin and South Dakota are doing their part by mining silica sand to be used in hydraulic fracturing. Minnesota needs to do more than want to tax North Dakota crude oil that travels on Minnesota railroad tracks and say “no” to silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

We as Minnesotans should do our fair share by pressuring our elected representatives to do all they can do to help the Keystone XL Pipeline project come to fruition to take pressure off crude oil rail traffic as well as saying “yes” to safe silica sand mining and creating a viable industry that helps Minnesotans do our fair share. After all, we are part of the United States of America.

Steve Majors

Spring Valley, MN

Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Another great article this week talking about the Kingsland School District! Jackie Horsman wrote a great article interviewing Al Williams making both towns open our eyes and question what goes on at Kingsland. I think a lot is being ..... 
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Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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Kingsland School District ...

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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Letter about Spring Valley flooding

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley was flooded again this week. Has the City ever considered a dike? A dike does not have to be a big, ugly earthen wall. Have you seen the nice row of locally quarried retaining wall rock stacked up at O’Connell’ ..... 
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Letter about defending position

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you will allow me to defend my position, I would like to clarify to what I said that Mr. Grehl took offense with. I lived in Germany for three years. My duties took me into parts of Germany & France that even some German and Fr ..... 
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Letter about Erding commentary

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Your article is right on Jeff; too bad that Yvonne didn’t do a little history reading before she wrote. Her opinions on history and gun control are not factual. Yes, Hitler & Stalin were dictators but what made them Dictators? ..... 
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Letter about frac mining

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

Letter about frac mining To the Editor, As a lifelong resident of southeast Minn., I’ve been reading with interest the information being put forth by the pros and cons of the Frac Sand debate. I personally see more pros than cons in this debate. ..... 
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Letter about democracy

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates p ..... 
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