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Rural Minnesota losing influence

Communities need to cooperate

December 14, 2013

NEW ULM — Rural Minnesota is losing its ability to influence Minnesota government, and must do a better job of collaborating, of uniting on important issues and of educating the rest of Minnesota i......

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Dec-18-13 8:42 AM

I scream, you scream we all scream to make this stop...

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Dec-17-13 10:07 PM

Now, JR, don't have a cow, but your posts are udderly sour. In fact, they make my stomach churn because there's no Kraft to your cheesy puns.

I scream, stop!

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Dec-17-13 5:27 PM


A very moooo-ving statement you've made there 'ol buddy. I'm utter-ly impressed by it. You know what they say: the cream will eventually rise to the top. I butter quit while I'm behind. Besides, I think I've milked this for all it's worth.

Cow-a-bunga dude !!!!

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Dec-17-13 4:11 PM

JR: Oh, sure, like, you really know some big secret about where milk comes from. I suppose you'll make up some convenient facts, such as, ultra-conservative elves and fairies make non-union milk off shore and the Tea Party stork delivers it in a tax-free Lexus.

Come on, man, get real. You can't fool me.

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Dec-17-13 1:56 PM

Infrastructure is a deciding factor on where companies can grow jobs that gainfully employ people. Many small communities don't even have broadband internet access available.

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Dec-17-13 1:44 PM

People tend to move where they can become gainfully employed. I think the infrastructure is further down the list for most folks when deciding where to live.

If those "conservative" legislators from rural areas would just learn to stick their hands out to get the rightful piece of revenue pie that they are "entitled" to all of our problems would be solved. We could even go so far as to teach a guy like Sven where milk really comes from.

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Dec-17-13 12:08 PM

What's the big deal? Milk comes from grocery stores. How hard is that?

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Dec-17-13 1:40 AM

Many rural legislators have stuck to their conservative ideology and not spent taxpayer dollars while metro legislators have taken that money and invested it in their infrastructure, education, etc. (Of course they have wasted plenty, as well)Our rural infrastructure is falling apart. It is no wonder why nobody wants to move out here anymore.

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Dec-16-13 6:40 PM

Mr. Finstad could start building some of the bridges between the metro and rural Minnesota by not saying that metro people are not aware of where milk comes from. Really? It's those kind of statements that drive city people crazy and further alienates both sides with stupid stereotypes.

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Dec-16-13 2:24 PM

I wonder when we will have our rural legislators start having a backbone(regardless of party affiliation) to tell the metro legislators we will no longer be threatened to vote your way. Horton in not a good spokesperson as he has been a major contributor to the problems we currently have.

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