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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
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Professional Engineering Services changes in Spring Valley

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met Monday night and spent a short amount of time discussing the proposal for Professional Engineering Services from Yaggy Colby Associates. There was a letter from Yaggy Colby to City Administrator Deb Zimmer in regar ..... 
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Cowboy Church Announcement

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Faith & Worship

A Cowboy Church Service will be held on March 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. Please call 507-346-2830 with questions or directions or visit our web page at 222.faithsv.net. Sponsored by the churches of the Maple Leaf ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Black Hawk Aviator, former Kingsland grad, visits home

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Even as a young boy growing up in the community of Spring Valley, Minn., Eric Mathison knew he was destined to join the military. A long line of proud and dedicated servicemen in his family definitely had an impact on Mathison’s vision of his futu ..... 
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Donald Reiland

Tue, Feb 18th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Don Reiland, age 80, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, Minn. Donald Allen Reiland, the son of Max and Ethel (Johnston) Reiland was born November 5, 1933 in Farmington, Min ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council raises ambulance service rates

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, February 10 and had a short meeting. Council Sets Rates for Ambulance Service The council approved changes to the Rates Charged For Services for the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service. In an effo ..... 
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Ray Beving

Wed, Feb 12th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Ray Beving, age 89, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at home. Raymond Paul Beving was born April 8, 1924 in Wilkin County, Minn. to John and Maude Beving. He graduated from Bertha High School in Bertha, Minn. Ray serve ..... 
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JoAnn Emma Brusse

Tue, Feb 11th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

JoAnn Emma Brusse, age 72, of Spring Valley, Minn., she was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, February 8, 2014, at the Patty Elwood Center at Country Winds Manor in rural Cresco, Iowa, with her daughters at her side, followi ..... 
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