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Monday, August 24, 2015 9:08 AM

Attention: People of the Wykoff area! The Kingsland School Board’s committee is at it again to close the school in Wykoff! The reason the article gives is the cost to do repairs at the school in Wykoff. Many of us wonder why those repairs were not taken care of through the years since the time consolidation took place instead of waiting until it became costly? What an excuse!

  • Attention: People of the Wykoff area! The Kingsland School Board’s committee is at it again to close the school in Wykoff! The reason the article gives is the cost to do repairs at the school in Wykoff. Many of us wonder why those repairs were not taken care of through the years since the time consolidation took place instead of waiting until it became costly? What an excuse!

     
  • I usually agree with positions taken by U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (MN-1), but I strongly disagree with his recent vote in support of HR1599, which would ban states from requiring that foods containing genetically-engineered ingredients be labeled.

     
  • There’s a “No Frac Sand” sign in my front yard in Rollingstone, because my wife and I support a ban on frac sand mining, processing and transportation in Winona County. We think that responsible protection of our shared natural environment should far outweigh the potential for financial gain for mining companies and a small number of individual county residents.

     
  • There are a couple of errors in the "Letter from our Readers," by Yvonne Nyenhuis, published earlier this month. First of all, I believe, homosexuality is a choice. God, who created us, decides the rules, and he condemns homosexuality from Genesis to Revelation. There are people who get saved and delivered from this lifestyle. 

     
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    The recent 5-4 Supreme Court vote on allowing same-sex marriage is by far not a mandate and not everyone is in agreement with this issue. In 2008, Obama told Rick Warren, “I believe that marriage is the union between man and woman. Now for me as a Christian...it is also a sacred union. God's in the mix.” The liberal left didn't call him homophobic or a bigot as some like to do now. As the climate changed, so did Obama's views. Thus God must not be “in the mix anymore,” but politics is.

     
  • The church is the center of the community where I was born, literally and figuratively. It is a cathedral built in the Gothic tradition seen in Europe.

     
  • Peterson only has a few buildable lots available and with the water main being replaced during the upcoming road project, a stub was included going west to the entrance of Myrtle Ave.  
  • As we send out checks to the 102 nonprofit organizations that participated in the Otto Bremer Foundation’s March Millions for Southeastern Minnesota campaign, it reminded us again what committed and generous individuals there are across communities in this part of the state.

     
  • Residents who were incorrectly concerned that I do not support land buffers can rest easier tonight.

     
  • Spring in Pennsylvania has a softness and fragrance that is haunting. One day the sky was a silver blue, and the sun warm. Instead of taking public transportation, I decided to walk the four miles from Bryn Athyn where I was a junior in high school to my home in Willow Grove. 

     
  • I am a farmer and I found State Rep. Greg Davids’ letter to the editor in the May 4, 2015, Bluff Country Reader disgusting. His inflammatory language does the public a disservice. This is an issue affecting all citizens, not just farmers. Water quality is a constant issue for each of us every day.

     
  • With Minnesota’s projected $2 billion surplus, now is the time for us to invest more in both health care and education. There is no good reason to create the false choice of trimming one to fund the other.

     
  • Greg Rendahl recently expressed his disappointment with my opposition to Gov. Dayton's idea requiring 50-foot buffer zones along rivers and streams (Bluff Country Reader letter April 20 edition). He thinks I'm catering to the interests of a few "greedy" farmers.

     
  • A variation of March Madness recently swept through Indiana in the hysteria over the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). In the clash between truth and fiction, truth is the overwhelming underdog. The media and national liberal groups promptly rained down a storm of distortion, all because Indiana desired what the Founding Fathers did: the freedom to live the tenets of their faith without discrimination.

     
  • As a farmer with a creek on my land, I was so disappointed by a recent statement by my representative, Greg Davids: "I say, 'I'm going to kill it personally. It ain't going to happen,'" when speaking of the proposed 50' buffer strip along rivers and creeks. This seems all too typical of today's partisan politics that view compromise as a dirty word.

     
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