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Letter: Commissioners did right by sticking by feedlot ordinance

To the editor:

The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met on May 8 to consider changing the county's land-use ordinance as proposed by Circle K Farms and county staff. The changes would have weakened protections for family farmers, rural residents and small towns, regarding health and safety issues associated with large factory farming operations.

As reported in area newspapers, the board rejected the proposals by a 4-1 vote.

Please join me in thanking the commissioners for using common sense and impressive critical thinking skills in rejecting "changes to the current language in the ordinance that wouldn't change anything."

Roslyn Hjermstad

Cannon Falls Township

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