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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:31 PM
When people go to rallies and hearings to speak up for our beautiful planet and against frac-sand mining, inevitably some smug fool will ask, “How did you get here?” 

  • When people go to rallies and hearings to speak up for our beautiful planet and against frac-sand mining, inevitably some smug fool will ask, “How did you get here?” 

  • In 1965, Hillcrest Drive was established. That is 50 years ago, and I have lived there for 48 years.  There has never been a problem with the underground piping; but now the city of Rushford engineer, Mr. Brian Malm, says that Hillcrest Drive must be replaced. 

  • Everyone reading this by now knows it’s the final week on the job in Rushford for our city administrator, Stephen Sarvi. Back in 2010 our long search process for a new administrator began, finally whittling down to seven applicants for interviews, then two for a final round. Our 12 member search committee narrowed it down to Steve, and I was thrilled to call and tell him the council voted to offer him the job.

  • With the recent allegations against the former director of Southeastern Minnesota Historic Bluff Country coming into the public eye when charges were filed recently, many people are wondering about the future of the organization. The Historic Bluff Country board of directors would like to assure people that we remain committed to ensuring the organization remains viable.

  • 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.
Special Session

The Minnesota Legislature was left with some unfinished business after their Sunday deadline passed this week. Do you think Gov. Mark Dayton should call for a special session so the lawmakers can tie up these loose ends?


 

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