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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:41 AM

The increasing gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” has been a national, even global, concern over the past several years. Minnesota school administrators, particularly those in Greater Minnesota, have started to raise concern about a similar gap in one particular area — deferred maintenance funding for schools.

  • The increasing gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” has been a national, even global, concern over the past several years. Minnesota school administrators, particularly those in Greater Minnesota, have started to raise concern about a similar gap in one particular area — deferred maintenance funding for schools.

     
  • Confusion has reigned in Spring Valley since the local solid waste service recently changed its schedule. Some residents have had their garbage totes out the wrong days and their recycling totes out the wrong weeks for the every-other-week recycling service.

     
  • Divining the mysteries of the economy seems to be about as reliable as reading tea leaves. Even among experts, there are different answers on how the economy in the United States is doing. Ask the average person, and the answer varies even more, depending on location and other circumstances.

     
  • They say that LIFE is what happens when we are making other plans.... ditto DEATH.

     
  • The darkest season seems particularly cruel this year. Bitter cold and snow came shortly after Halloween. A string of deaths, including leaders in communities from Rushford to Spring Valley, continues. The announcement of the closing of Alco stores in Caledonia, Cresco and Spring Valley bolsters a trend of downsizing the business presence in our small towns.

     
  • On a recent Monday night in Brooklyn, five empty chairs stood on stage — one for each member of the Federal Communications Commission. A crowd had amassed in the room for a public hearing to send this message to the agency: Dont hurt the open Internet.

     
  • The soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War were our first veterans, the only cohort of U.S. warriors who took up arms to create rather than defend a country.

     
  • Politics is not easy. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who are willing to step out of the comfort zone and tackle thorny issues. 
  • I am writing to recommend Brian Miner for Fillmore County sheriff. I serve with Brian on the Fillmore County Salvation Army Auxiliary Unit. Brian is the founder of the Fillmore County “Shop with a Cop” program. This event is very successful and impacts the lives of many of our citizens.

     
  • The Preamble to our Constitution clearly charges you and me, ordinary citizens, with the responsibility to "form a more perfect union.”  
  • Local farmers and their farms are crucial to our local, rural-based economy in Fillmore County.  Without farmers in Fillmore County, many of whom are second, third and fourth generation farmers, our local consumers would be far more dependent on food grown outside our local area.

     
  • I would like to share our state Representative Greg Davids’ record of times he proposed and voted for property tax relief in our district.

     
  • Minnesota is a leader in percentage of voters, but sometimes we elect (or re-elect) a career politician when a statesman (or stateswoman) is running against him.   
  • The time to elect our next county sheriff is fast approaching.  I hope that people will take a good hard look at voting for Brian Miner to fill that position.  

     
  • Next month we elect a new county sheriff.  When the candidates ask for your vote, remember to question them about personal safety.



     
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