Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Houston County Commissioners “Research Committee” meets weekly to draft frac sand regulations allowing “commercial” mining. They claim to oppose larger “industrial” mines. With proposed setbacks of < 2000-3000 feet, it could mean numerous smaller mines with even more activity than large mines. The county is not equipped to enforce this properly or [...]

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To the editor: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a designation that serves to raise awareness and dialog about domestic violence, which has a profound effect on a child’s well being and development. Children who grow up in homes with domestic violence often witness violence on a daily basis, live in fear, and blame [...]

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To the editor: According to the legislative manual for the State of Minnesota, counties are responsible for property tax assessment, tax administration, elections, record keeping, transportation, planning and zoning, solid waste management, environment, parks and water management, law enforcement, courts and health and human services. With all these areas of responsibilities, it doesn’t make sense [...]

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To the editor: “On my honor I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.” When you go to vote November 4 [...]

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To the Editor: Over the last few months, letters have been published in local papers condemning Eric Johnson, his views of what he stands for and why he is running for Houston County commissioner of District 2. I have been a resident of Yucatan Township for 62+ years and a voter in the township since [...]

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