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CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE: Public Hearing 06/24/19 Stotko Speedling Construction
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Tina Folch for House Representative
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Justin Olsen for Cottage Grove City Council
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June 11, 2019
Justin Olsen for Cottage Grove City Council
My name is Justin Olsen and I'm writing to ask for your vote in the 2019 Cottage Grove City Council election. You may recognize my name as I was honored to serve our community as a two-term City Council member between 2008 and 2016. Upon completion of my service, I stepped out of...
June 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Letter: Thank goodness for divided government
My state senator, Karla Bigham (DFL), portrays the senate budget as not reflecting MN values. Some of the priorities she mentions are funded...
May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 6, 2019
Letter: Volunteer at Relay For Life
Everyday in Minnesota alone, 76 people are diagnosed with cancer. On a national scale, that adds up to 1,735,350 new cases of cancer diagnosed...
May 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
May 5, 2019
Letter: Improve health care coverage, not undermine it
After celebrating the Affordable Care Act's ninth anniversary last week, we now find the law under attack by the Trump administration's Department...
May 5, 2019 - 9:00am
April 28, 2019
Letter: Don't call me dear
Why do waiters, waitresses and people in other service-related jobs elect to create a false intimacy with customers by using terms of endearment...
April 28, 2019 - 6:00am
April 9, 2019
Dakota Electric Assoc. Board Election
As a Dakota Electric customer, very soon you will be receiving a ballot to vote for your representative on the Dakota Electric Association Board. We are endorsing Paul Trapp. He has had a long-time relationship with Dakota Electric. The Trapp family farm in Hastings was one of the...
April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
April 7, 2019
Letter: A vote for true equality
Hastings School Board member Kelsey Waits penned a political letter against state Rep. Tony Jurgens recently. Last election cycle, Waits was...
April 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 26, 2019
Letter: Did you hear the running of the bulls?
Did you hear of the running of the bulls on Grey Cloud Island last week? No, it was the running of the trucks. Last week during my work week...
March 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
March 17, 2019
Letter: I hate it when they say you hate
I am tired of the all too frequent use of the word hate to label those with whom some disagree. If you oppose illegal immigration, you're accused of being xenophobic. If you oppose same-sex relationships or marriage, you are accused of being homophobic. If you oppose abortion, you...
March 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
March 13, 2019
Letter: Does Rep. Jurgens support women equality?
On March 7, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Equal Rights Amendment. It came as no surprise that Rep. Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, voted against the amendment. Similarly, he voted against funding the Office on the Economic Status of Women (OESW) in 2017. The OESW...
March 13, 2019 - 5:00am
March 11, 2019
Letter: Why the opposition to Trump's wall?
Building a U.S.-Mexico border wall seems like a common-sense approach to controlling our border. President Donald Trump suggests that to the...
March 11, 2019 - 5:00am
March 7, 2019
Letter: Make biking, walking safer and convenient
It's no secret that when more people walk and bike, individual lives are better, communities are stronger and better connected, and our state...
March 7, 2019 - 6:00am
February 17, 2019
Letter: Clearing the air on landfill cleanup
Last week, former local Republican chairperson Faye Hatch attacked State Rep. Anne Claflin for not supporting funding to clean up a landfill...
February 17, 2019 - 5:00am
February 8, 2019
Letter: More about the 'gun show loophole'
Minnesota's Sen. Susan Kent and Rep. Steve Sandell are in support of closing the "gun show loophole" by requiring all gun sales be subject to...
February 8, 2019 - 5:00am
February 5, 2019
Letter: Claflin can't be trusted to protect clean water
On the campaign trail, new state Rep. Anne Claflin spent the summer and fall calling for clean water and underscoring the importance of communities'...
February 5, 2019 - 10:25am