Opinion

To the editor: It is unfortunate that Mr. Van Gorp feels that justice was not served in Houston County, regarding the Erickson mine case. His concerns were aired at two county public hearings on the issue and at several county commissioner meetings. Houston County Zoning staff and several Planning and Zoning commission members visited the [...]

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By Teresa Walter Houston County Commissioner, District 4   This is Just a reminder that Houston County does have a moratorium until March 2015 to study ordinances for both commercial and industrial mining in the county.  There has been a decision made to not allow washing and processing of industrial sand, so do understand that [...]

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By Justin Zmyewski Commissioner, District 2   1. Frac Sand Mining The issue of frac sand mining in Houston County and the decisions that are made in regard to frac sand mining will have an historic impact on our way of life. If frac sand mining is not tightly regulated or banned, the quality of [...]

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ECM Editorial Board Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and [...]

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Joe  Nathan ECM Editorial Contributor From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has not been much notice [...]

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