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Health care and Obama care...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Karen Reisner’s February 17 editorial acknowledged Obama Care is “not yet a work of perfection”.

Kind of like saying the Captain of the Titanic made a “small error of judgment” by steaming at top speed through an area known to be infested with icebergs.

She also repeated the standard liberal mantra that our horrible healthcare system was in “desperate need of an overhaul.” Here are some facts minus the rhetoric compiled by the United Nations World Healthcare Organization in 2012 as quoted from Investors Business Daily.

1) 85 percent of Americans pre Obama Care were covered by some type of private health insurance. Almost all the rest were covered by Medicaid or Medicare.

2) ACA is not about improving “care”, but is all about “insurance”. It does nothing to address one of the main items needed to lower costs: tort reform.

3) Here are the five year cancer survivor statistics:

USA 65 percent

England 46 percent

Canada 42 percent

4) Percent of patients diagnosed with diabetes who receive treatment within 6 months :

USA 90 percent

England 15 percent

Canada 43 percent

5) Percent who are seen within 1 month after being referred to a specialist:

USA 77 percent

England 40 percent

Canada 43 percent

6) Number of MRI scanners per 1 million people:

USA 71

England 14

Canada 18

Liberals can bang the drums all they want condemning our “formerly horrible system;” if we look objectively at the demographics, logistics, and facts, I think we measured up pretty darn well.

Jeff Erding

Wykoff, MN
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff 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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Cindy Gallea to compete in 12th Iditarod

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

While some people in this area complain about the cold and the snow of winter, there are others whose passion depends on such conditions. Cindy Gallea of Wykoff, Minn. has a passion for dog sled racing or “mushing” and the snow we now have in ..... 
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Randy L. Meyer

Tue, Feb 11th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Randy L. Meyer, age 54, of rural Wykoff, Minn., passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, February 10, 2014, at his residence. Randy was born September 25, 1959, in Rochester the son of Kermit and Louella (Albrecht) Meyer. He was raised in the Fil ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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Problem solved but problem remains for City of Wykoff

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Progress Edition

In an interesting turn of events, it was decided that Steve Bushman would provide consultation during the construction of the waste treatment plant for the City of Wykoff. Previously, Bushman had visited with the council and offered his services in D ..... 
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Kingsland Superintendent McDonald discusses proposed one site location

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Jackie Horsman Over the past few years, Kingsland has been a school that has made leaps and bounds in the academic realm. It is now considered by many to be one of the most progressive and cutting edge schools in Minnesota, as well as a model f ..... 
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Letter about the Wykoff school...

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I totally concur with the letter by Lynn Kidd in the December 23 edition regarding the closing of the school in Wykoff. I served from 1999-06 at principal/teacher at St. John Lutheran in Wykoff. We were very appreciative of the exce ..... 
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