[Homestead] Local control in Minnesota
tonihawr at msn.com
Thu Dec 2 15:09:24 EST 2004
----- Original Message ----- From: Gene GeRue<mailto:genegerue at ruralize.com>
> Fighting for Local Control
> Published: December 2, 2004
> Given the results of the election, voters' power should be strong and healthy in rural America. Perhaps it is when it comes to voting for statewide and national offices, but not when it comes to local environmental issues - especially concerning factory farms. The latest example is Minnesota. Unlike Iowa and Wisconsin, Minnesota still retains the principle of control at the township level. Local residents can, for instance, decide whether they want a large-scale hog-confinement operation next door. That has kept Minnesota relatively free of the mammoth factory farms that have polluted Iowa.
Isn't the world famous-whatever "Mall" in Minnesota ?
bringing world-class *traffic* pollution to Minnesota ?
And will Minnesota be the next TransTexasCorridor
candidate to provide faster access to its 'moneymaker' ?
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