2015 Update: The OACRG was effectively dismantled in
when Jim D'Angelo, Peter Freeman, and Nexus sued Hannabelle, proof that SLAPP lawsuits work. That is why
corporations use them, (and that's why there are laws against them). The
neighbors, fearing that they too would be sued gave up the fight.
Silence, it seems, is indeed Golden...
None of the OACRG colleagues for whom Hannabelle had fought
so hard came to help her in her time of need. They turned on her.
"I suppose it's a good lesson in human nature," says
Hannabelle. "When the Nexus shitstorm hit me the hardest, rather than stand
by me (like I'd stood by them), my Bradbury 'friends' abandoned me. They
didn't want to 'get involved'. Due to my ordeal, I have learned to trust
no one. Not my government, not my friends, not my lawyer, and especially
not my neighbors."
Below is the original MLN page. We've learned a lot since
then - in some cases, more than we wanted to know.
Onamia Area Citizens for Responsible Growth.
The OACRG is a neighborhood group of citizens who have
organized to protest the acquisition, annexation and rezoning of 38 acres in
Bradbury Township by the City of Onamia, Minnesota for the sole purpose of
resale to Nexus
Diversified Communities and/or Nexus Corporation. With the assistance of
the Onamia city government, Nexus plans to construct a
$10 million dollar multi-building complex in the midst of a quiet,
residential neighborhood, in order to relocate the Mille Lacs Academy, a
juvenile sex offender facility.
Of course, nobody wants 94 sex offenders in their back yard.
However, the OACRG also strongly rejects the lack of protocol and improper
procedures utilized by Onamia's mayor, four member city council, and zoning
accomplish this unscrupulous, illegitimate maneuver; a small town government whose methods and motivations continue to raise
questions and concerns.
The Mille Lacs News
The Mille Lacs News was created to counterbalance the highly
biased coverage received by our local newspaper the Mille Lacs
Messenger, which supports the Mille Lacs Academy, a juvenile sex
offender facility owned and operated by Nexus Corporation. It's editor Kevin Anderson has flagrantly abused
his power of the press to sway public opinion against the
OACRG and their cause, which is: to preserve their neighborhood,
protect their privacy, security, and their property values as well as
defending the integrity of our nation's system of democracy at ground
level. Although members of the OACRG tried to tell their story through the
Messenger, they have been unfairly portrayed through the media as being fearful, ignorant, insignificant,
and utterly dispensable.
Our mission is to present the untold side of the story,
giving a voice to those involved who have otherwise been muzzled by the
Messenger's editorial agenda. Here, people can speak their minds and
express opinions without being censored.
OACRG members sometimes contribute to the Mille Lacs News,
and we encourage them to do so, but the OACRG is not affiliated with the
Mille Lacs News. The Mille Lacs News is an
independent agent whose views may or may not reflect the views of the
OACRG. In other words, don't blame the OACRG for the content of the Mille
Lacs News. If anything, blame Kevin Anderson.