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Letter to Editor Don Sorenson—well I've finally found one of Mr. Sorenson's letters worth reading!

http://www.albertleatribune.com/2017...ert-lea

The Second letter to the Editor is from Gretchen Claussen

http://www.albertleatribune.com/2017...ospital

Gretchen wants a local group of doctors to buy the old Farmstead lot and build a Hospital/Clinic, I'd go few steps farther, I'd say we give that piece of land to any group of doctors willing to help. I'm sure starting a hospital and getting accreditation is no easy task. The City, (this means US) should hold the controlling interest in this venture so down the road we don't see a repeat of how Mayo pulled the wool over our eyes.
Our Board of Directors should be comprised of locals, who care about the welfare/heath of our city and it's citizens.  

When I was a young man most of the Albert Lea's Doctors were in the Freeborn National bank building downtown. the upper floors were known as the Medical Arts Building, The city also owns that building, lets turn that building into a temporary clinic while we raise funds to help these Doctors build the new clinic/hospital on the Farmstead site.

This is the type of thing that we need help from our local and state representatives for bonding, this will be an expensive venture.

Lets NOT Let Mayo steamroll us folks from Albert Lea!!

Mayo owns 33 taxable properties in our city and county, I suggest we raise the tax on these "Rochester Med City" folks at the soonest opportunity so they can help pay for our new hospital/clinic.


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Mayo R  Vern

Taking the easy way out with No comment?
Give me a break

Don't he and his wife both work for Mayo?

And he just found out about this?

In 1776 they called them turncoats.

Say it ain't so Mayo R
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^^MayoR Vern Rasmussen and Jason Howland, Third Ward Councilor, are both Mayo Employees and should automatically be disqualified from office for conflict of interest.

The Mayor is paid $12,000. the Councilman $8,000. plus pension accrual, these monies should be stopped immediately and redirected to a seed money fund for a new hospital!


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^^MayoR Vern Rasmussen and Jason Howland, Third Ward Councilor, are both Mayo Employees and should automatically be disqualified from office for conflict of interest.

The Mayor is paid $12,000. the Councilman $8,000. plus pension accrual, these monies should be stopped immediately and redirected to a seed money fund for a new hospital!

Disqualified from office because of their job? Paid $8 to $12k a year?
Everybody has an interest or a bias, who are you to judge?

You probably should be thankful you live so close to world class healthcare.


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I haven't been to or through Austin in probably 10 years but I always considered it an equally dismal city as Albert Lea.  Is Austin that much better than AL that justifies the hospital be there?
I get that they have Hormel, and that Hormel basically keeps the town afloat but still...


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Disqualified from office because of their job? Paid $8 to $12k a year?
Everybody has an interest or a bias, who are you to judge?

^^Mr. Rasmussen and Mr. Howland are Albert Lea's elected officials, they're in an impossible situation, their career interests are impeding their civic duties to our citizens.

This conflict of interest should be concerning to any LOCAL citizen.

Maybe they'll prove me wrong and turnout leaders against Mayo's move to cripple our city..so far we've seen little from our city leadership!

If you actually lived in our community you'd be concerned.

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You probably should be thankful you live so close to world class healthcare.

that high quality healthcare is on the decline locally, and it's not going to stop with the hospital.


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I haven't been to or through Austin in probably 10 years but I always considered it an equally dismal city as Albert Lea.  Is Austin that much better than AL that justifies the hospital be there?
I get that they have Hormel, and that Hormel basically keeps the town afloat but still...

Hormel employee healthcare benefits aren't what they once were but you still have a large number of folks with basic insurance from an employer+ quality pork or whatever they call it. aka Hormel.

When you add to that the Hormel Institute (Medical Research Money)
Hormel Cooperate Headquarters—you have a number of wealthy influential people that have connections to the Mayo Foundation.

Albert Lea/Freeborn County has a large sector of the population who are dependent on Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, these folks are at risk of losing insurance under the new Republican Heathcare Bill..

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Comparing Mower County poverty rates to Freeborn County Mower is the winner again...they've got more folks on the dole, so that's not why we're losing our hospital.


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If you actually lived in our community you'd be concerned.


that high quality healthcare is on the decline locally, and it's not going to stop with the hospital.

I grew up there, it sucked then and probably sucks more now. I improved my lot by moving.

The quality health care I refer to is Mayo Rochester, relatively close at 70 miles, Austin at 20 miles. Albert Lea is not losing emergency room service as I understand it.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/quality/rankings


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Mayo Clinic, Wabasha confirm long-rumored divorce

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