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Thursday, February 04, 2016 11:56 AM

Two years ago, immediately following the train wreck and fireball outside of Casselton, N.D., the Houston County Protectors held a town hall meeting to discuss our deep concerns about increased rail traffic through our own communities, an increase that is all about frac-sand mining and fracking. 

  • Two years ago, immediately following the train wreck and fireball outside of Casselton, N.D., the Houston County Protectors held a town hall meeting to discuss our deep concerns about increased rail traffic through our own communities, an increase that is all about frac-sand mining and fracking. 

  • Agriculture has been taking on loads of negative criticism in recent years, including farmers being blamed for land degradation, water and air pollution, growing dangerous GMOs, etc. 

  •   The United Nations has 10,000 Syrian refugees in the pipeline for the United States — and virtually none can be successfully screened for terrorist ties or anything else — and now Sens. Klobuchar and Franken are pressuring Obama to bring in 65,000 by the end of his term. 
  • Dan Griffin, the Houston County Planning Commission chairman, wants people to believe that he is the victim. 

     
  • As members and staff of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP), we feel compelled to respond to racially-triggered incidents in our region, including the flying of a confederate flag on a highly visible street in Lewiston.

  • At the Nov. 10 meeting, Judy Storlie presented a proposal to further limit public input at the Houston County commissioner meetings. 

  • As members and staff of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP), we feel compelled to respond to racially-triggered incidents in our region, including the flying of a confederate flag on a highly visible street in Lewiston.

  • I want to thank the good folks of Rushford for their support and encouragement for the time I’ve served on the City Council. All of your comments and questions were appreciated and made me think more about your topics of concern. Thank you for the chance you gave me.

     
  •  It just amazes me how out-of-town “experts” and school officials can glibly tell us what amazing opportunities there are for abandoned school buildings that were worthless before a referendum but now are almost priceless.  It seems their recommendations are the same for every district.  One thing you always can count on is that they will recommend turning schools into apartments or condominiums; often for low income people.   
  • Want the truth about Rushford-Peterson’s eligibility for Minnesota’s “Disaster Debt Equalization” as written in the legislation?

  • For those of us who want to prohibit frac sand mining in Houston County, one of our main concerns has been that non-conforming mines would be a backdoor loophole that mining interests would use to start frac sand mining in our county.
  • Fossil fuels and the railroads: Each of these industries is now an arm of the other. The current rail expansion up and down the Mississippi is all about fossil fuels.

  • The first step in becoming an activist is realizing no one else is going to save us; we are responsible for the changes we want to see. As long as we think someone else will fix things we do not feel the need to become involved in direct action. To be worthy of the privilege of living in a democracy we must assume the responsibility of being informed and participating in our government.



  • I wish to correct some of the mistakes in the article on the Erickson versus DNR appellate court decision.

  • By now you have probably caught wind of some sort of scuttlebutt surrounding the Tracie and Michelle Erickson Mine located three miles east of Rushford.



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