Letter: Consider wind issues when casting your ballotThe controversial push to cover much of our county with 400-foot commercial wind turbines led me to do much research.
By: Shelley Nygaard, Goodhue, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
The controversial push to cover much of our county with 400-foot commercial wind turbines led me to do much research. I now attend township meetings and have attended almost all of the commissioner and planning meetings on industrial wind. It has been a real eye opener. The lack of public involvement has created an environment where we are not being represented as well as we should be. With that, I will my choices for office:
Larry Clark for judge: A county resident, he is highly regarded by peers.
Tim Kelly and Steve Drazkowski for House: They've been available throughout our battle. Legislation may be brought this session.
Victoria Mucha for attorney: Young and new to this county, she sought us out to find out the facts in what our experience had been in this wind issue. She is willing to listen, find the facts and follow the law to protect us.
Marty Kelly for sheriff: Both candidates are good Christian people. Unfortunately, one signed a wind contract. Those contracts could have a huge impact on one’s neighbors.
Jeff Hommedahl, commissioner: He has done his research on the wind issue and come back with: This is bad financially for this county and its taxpayers. Our other candidate is well loved. I am related to him and love his family. He is however doing a poor job. It is time to let the next generation do this job.
Paul Reese, commissioner. In my opinion, incumbent Jim Bryant does not represent the people. Reese, a young energetic farmer, will put citizens before outside interests.
We need to be vigilant at home. This is the only place we can really have a big impact. Someone needs to keep an eye on the local stuff before it becomes the national stuff.