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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:09 PM

Soon we will go to the polls to select a new sheriff for Fillmore County. Sheriff Jensen is retiring at the end of this year after decades of great service to the citizens of our county. His decision to retire has left an open void to future leadership within the sheriff’s department. This concerns me because of the importance the office of county sheriff and the ongoing partnership the county commissioners have had with the sheriff’s department.

  • I attended the public forum at the Spring Valley VFW Tuesday, Sept. 30. It was a good place to hear the candidates. A lot of questions were asked that had been written down in advance but not all of them.

     
  • Soon we will go to the polls to select a new sheriff for Fillmore County. Sheriff Jensen is retiring at the end of this year after decades of great service to the citizens of our county. His decision to retire has left an open void to future leadership within the sheriff’s department. This concerns me because of the importance the office of county sheriff and the ongoing partnership the county commissioners have had with the sheriff’s department.

     
  • 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.   
  • I want to thank everyone involved in the Kingsland High School Wall of Fame induction ceremony.  It was such a pleasure to return to Spring Valley for the Homecoming celebration and the induction.   
  • Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his “man cave” that's equipped with sports memorabilia, Xbox, a fully stocked bar and the crown jewel, an HD 70-inch television. As a lifelong southerner who loves college football, this is nirvana. 
  • Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.   The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — the one that Harry Truman blasted as “do-nothing” — look like a paragon of productivity. This year’s members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but that’s about all. Congressional leaders spent the better part of the year avoiding tough votes.

     
  • Buy local. Its a well known strategy for small towns. Keeping your grocery money close to home keeps the grocery store close to home.

     
  • This is an important time of year for Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). We are wrapping up our annual update visits with local city and county government leaders, requesting their continued financial support of the work we do. In addition, we now kick off our fall solicitation of businesses, banks, and individuals who support the work of the Foundation.

     
  • The recent shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, has sparked a national discussion about police brutality, excessive force, and police accountability.  According to a new USA Today/PEW Research Center Survey, two out of three Americans say officers dont do a good job when it comes to using the right amount of force, fair treatment, and accountability. Many are debating whether or not police should be required to wear body cameras to audio and video record interactions between officers and civilians.

     
  • The primary is over and again, a disappointing turnout and a very important election coming up in less than two months. Are you happy with the way our representatives are doing in Washington? I certainly am not, however the only way to change this, is to elect people who can truly make those changes happen.

     
  • As most people go, they’re sitting in a chair watching the seasons go by when they turn “80”. Not my mom, who is a grandma and a great-grandma to a few and to the rest of you she’s “The Pharmacy Lady.”

     
  • As a 21st century data-driven psychologist, I find it difficult to invoke the name of Sigmund Freud. In fact, when trying to type his name, I misspelled it on my first three attempts. Some sort of slip, I guess. It has been suggested by some that Freud’s influence today is more noteworthy in the field of literature than in the field of psychology. As it turns out, many of his psychoanalytic ideas have not been supported by research data.

     
  • In January, President Obama declared that despite congressional logjams, “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

     
  • Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. Capitol with the tagline, “See America: Land of Decay and Dysfunction.”

     
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