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Letter about frac study group

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I wish to make a correction in your coverage of the frac sand study group. When I spoke about the positive economic impacts of scenic highway designation I was not talking about our Scenic Highway #16. I was referring to a study by the University of Minnesota on the Detroit Lakes Area scenic highway. The beauty of the Lake District brings in $38 million annually, including 635 jobs and $12.6 million in labor income.

Our scenic treasure in Southeast Minnesota is even more spectacular than the Lake District. I suspect, therefore, that the revenues and jobs generated by scenic highway #16 would be much greater. And these revenues and jobs are sustainable, but only as long as our Bluff Country stays beautiful.

Donna Buckbee

Rushford MN

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