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Armed Services members are always in danger (10/01/2014)
From: Jim R. Miller

Winona

Friday, September 26, marked the 60th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Japanese ocean ferry the Toya Maru with the loss of 1,500 lives. Among those lost were 35  ... 

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Downtown camera plan is 'Big Brother' invasion (10/01/2014)
From: Nathan Rislove

Winona

Has anyone read the book “1984” by George Orwell? He seemed to have a point. Surveillance of people leads to the lack of personal privacy. If a city allows public cam ... 

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Kovecsi should replace Valentine (10/01/2014)
From: Jean Hayes

Winona

I am supporting Marie Kovescsi to represent District 2 on the Winona County Board because: Kovesci has prepared herself for the job and will provide competent, prudent and  ... 

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Next week is Mental Illness Awareness Week (10/01/2014)
From: Helen Newell

NAMI – Winona Affiliate

President

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has gathered information and research statistics that I’d like to share with you.

Our nation ... 

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Public emotion shouldn’t drive NFL decisions (10/01/2014)
From: Stan Gudmundson

USAF (Ret)

“You might want to put a little ice on that.” According to Kathleen Willey, that’s what Bill Clinton told her to do after he allegedly sexually assaulted her. He l ... 

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Sand meeting pleads for answers from city (10/01/2014)
From: Steven Schild on behalf of Citizens Against Silica Mining, and Wendy Larson, Mike Kennedy, Dale Schauer, Joe Morse, Stewart Shaw

The frac-sand industry’s impact on Winona and the people who  ... 

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Support the Humane Society November 7 (10/01/2014)
From: Kaylee Haun and May Himlie, co-chairs of the Affair for the Animals

As the students are returning to school, the Winona Area Humane Society (WAHS) volunteers are hard at work planning this ye ... 

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Tax increases or cuts to services (10/01/2014)
From: Hans Madland

Winona

County government under the control of Mr. Valentine, Mr. Jacob, and Ms. Ward has been quite a little farcical show. However, the most recent news of potential tax incr ... 

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Thanks for Farmfest (10/01/2014)
From: Mark Jungerberg

The Old Time Farmfest Lions Club members of Fountain City express their appreciation to the many individuals who contributed to our three-day 2014 Farmfest celebration. Thank  ... 

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Thanks to those who stepped up to help us (10/01/2014)
From: Adam Burge

Winona

I would like to thank all of those who came to the aid of me and my son on Saturday, September 20th. We had rented a canoe from Lake Park Lodge and paddled around the lake ... 

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Vote for honesty, transparency; vote Kovecsi (10/01/2014)
From: Laurie Watson

Qualities I appreciate in good leadership: honesty, transparency, openness, intelligence, diligence, generosity. Marie Kovecsi offers all these traits in her bid for county comm ... 

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Vote for Kovecsi (10/01/2014)
From: John Kennedy

Asked why he endured endless public comment on issues before the council, late City Attorney George Robertson replied, “This is as close as we get to real Democracy…”

Marie Kove ... 

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War is not the answer (10/01/2014)
From: Tom Parlin

Winona

I have looked on with concern as President Obama repeats the mistakes of past administrations in using violence as a means to solve our problems. His bombing of Iraq contin ... 

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Ward has represented us well (10/01/2014)
From: Ann Lubinski

Marcia Ward is not a “yes” or “no” immediate answer person. Marcia strives to research items of concern to give an honest reply. We need representatives who don’t focus on a par ... 

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Ernie Walk has been a great run (09/25/2014)
From: Tony and Diane Caldwell

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to the “Walk With Ernie” benefit over the last five years. A very simple walk around the big Lake Winona has raised over  ... 

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Franken doesn’t deserve my vote (09/25/2014)
From: Rita Clark

After hearing nothing from him in six years, Al Franken is all over the newspapers trying to convince voters that he deserves to be re-elected for another term. Why should he be? T ... 

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Great work, Winona Post (09/25/2014)
From: Jim Eddy

Awesome! Yes, your well-documented article titled “County Missing $390,000 in gentlemen’s agreement” is outstanding. Thanks so much for performing a special public service. ... 

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Kovecsi has my vote November 4 (09/25/2014)
From: Dick Baier

Winona

Guess what? Marie Kovecsi got it right.

Voters in the primary recognized her experience and her willingness to listen to their concerns and gave her a big win. Thanks, vot ... 

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Life Chain on respect for life Sunday (09/25/2014)
From: Kathy Foerster

Winona

Would you like to be part of a national event that makes a difference? It is a chance to change hearts and minds and acknowledge the most vulnerable among us — the pre ... 

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Rogers for Winona County Board (09/25/2014)
From: Lisa Kent Daoust

Winona

Professionally, Laurie has impressed many with her creativity and responsiveness to student needs. She collaborates easily with staff, readily answers questions, and ... 

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SWCD input to Comprehensive Plan ignored (09/25/2014)
From: Paul Schollmeier

Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District 3 Supervisor

I want to start out by thanking the Planning Commission and the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee for th ... 

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Vikes 9 - Saints 20 (09/25/2014)

Vikings lose, but played well enough to win

Cassel got hurt, lose another player again

Patterson didn’t have the ball enough today

Jennings receiving, 70 yards, not much to say

Walsh with 3 fi ... 

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With liberty and justice for some (09/25/2014)
From: Tom Bice

Trempealeau County

Anyone like these lower gasoline prices? Trempealeau County frac sand is a big part of the reason!

Have you seen the health study done by a Trempealeau County c ... 

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‘Octavia the Vain Octopus’ (09/22/2014)
From: Darlene Thompson

We have two grand children who live in Texas. Both are now in college but when they were small, I used to write stories for them to illustrate. Our daughter suggested this on ... 

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Check out 'UnFair' the movie (09/22/2014)
From: Mary Cichanowski

Pickwick

On October 14, 2014, the movie “UnFair Exposing the IRS” is playing for one night only at 7 p.m. The two locations near us are the Hollywood Stadium 12 Theater in R ... 

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No more Mr. Nice Guy (09/22/2014)
From: Gene Thiele

I’ve been waiting to see if the Twins would achieve that 63rd win this year to write this letter. In a couple of weeks we will learn if Ron Gardenhire will have saved his job onc ... 

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Sands shift in Buffalo County (09/22/2014)
From: Joan Schnabel

Fountain City, Wis.

After a quiet summer the sands are shifting again in Buffalo County. In July, representatives from the BNSF railway talked to several county and town offi ... 

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Stadium deal was sour (09/22/2014)
From: Steven Schild

Winona

Every citizen should read the September 7 Star-Tribune piece “[Vikings] Stadium funding in need of review.” (http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/274172461.h ... 

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Thanks for Goodview Gallop (09/22/2014)
From: Cindy Westby

Early Saturday morning, August 16, Goodview residents woke to the sound of chatter coming from volunteers and participates preparing for the Goodview Gallop.

Many came to walk o ... 

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Thanks for Pickwick Mill Day! (09/22/2014)
From: Loretta Davis

The Pickwick Mill is a nonprofit, member owned museum featuring grinding technology and local history from the mid 1800s. We had our annual Pickwick Mill Day Saturday, September ... 

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s (09/22/2014)
From: Jane Bremer

Alzheimer’s Walk Committee Member

Everyone has a reason to end Alzheimer’s disease!

Alzheimer’s dissease is an epidemic in America that continues to affect millions of individ ... 

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'War is hell' (09/18/2014)
From: James Puz

“..., war is Hell.” Gen. William T. Sherman, from his address before the Michigan Military Academy graduating class, June 19, 1879.

The War of 1812 was fought roughly 25 years afte ... 

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All the money in the world can't buy your health (09/18/2014)
From: Patricia W. Mertes

Buffalo City, Wis.

AllEnergy is showing its true colors. It claims it is a good neighbor but the first signs of opposition they wave lawsuit.

When Minnesota wouldn’t let ... 

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Health care in Minnesota (09/18/2014)
From: Jeffrey W. Flaten

Dennison, Minn.

One of the most divisive and polarizing issues in American history, the Affordable Care Act, will be debated again this fall in many political races through ... 

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What if ordinance affected your rights? (09/18/2014)
From: Mary Cichanowski

Pickwick

Imagine a city with an ordinance that tells you how or if you can use your property, what color it must be. It won’t let you replace your property if it is damaged  ... 

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