"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
Do you think that chain stores in small communities undermine the sales of locally owned retailers?
Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor
Posted in Letter to the Editor
On October 21 we attended a city council meeting in Preston to listen to Bob Maust propose the building of a tire disposal plant, Heartland Energy and Recycling. Over 150 concerned citizens attended the meeting. It was quite obvious that the people who attended the meeting were very concerned regarding the proposed construction of the energy plant. It was extremely surprising and disappointing that the Preston City Council members were not receptive of its citizen's concerns. The lack of accountability and responsibility demonstrated by Mr. Maust and the council members raises the question of whom the council represents.
Both Mr. Maust and the council said there is benefit for the city to approve this project. However, they were unwilling to address the issues of health, environmental and economic risks, not only to Preston but to the entire surrounding area. As a matter of fact, when a concerned citizen from Lanesboro addressed the council, Mayor Clarence Quanrud raised his arms above his head as to dismiss a pesty fly and yelled, "You're not even from Preston." The majority of the people in attendance were from Preston. Repeatedly, the citizens requested the council to ask for an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) to be done. This study does not cost the city of Preston any money. Repeatedly, the council refused. The facts are that a 210 foot smoke stack that emits thousands of tons of pollutants into the environment has the potential to be detrimental to the entire area. The long-term negative impact on the economic and health of the citizens in this area will be felt for generations. Fillmore County is unique in its beauty and its ability to attract thousands of visitors annually. Let's think before we allow smoke stacks to loom over our horizon. Let your city council members know how you feel. Let them know they represent you and not Heartland Energy and Recycling. Bruce & Laurinda Horner Lanesboro, MN