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  • February 28, 2024
    A way to fight inflation Letter to the Editor: Rejoice in fake news (and what we can do to fix it). To everyone who thinks our boy Trump is a true Christian, I got news for you. The “insurrection” of 1/6/2021 was nothing but a “show” for whose syllable antecedent isn’t worthy of human waste. Re-elect “Damien” and we destroy all that America stands for. MAGA rioters are declaring war against…
  • February 21, 2024
    Third-grader in Virginia needs local assistance with project Letter to the Editor: Dear People of the Great State of Minnesota, Hello! I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. Our class is learning about the United States, and I will be teaching our school about the state of Minnesota. In May, I will create a display for our State Fair that I hope will make you proud. Although I have…
  • August 15, 2023
    Fick: 'We're overlooking serious national problems' Letter to the Editor: The big question in Washington now seems to be at what age is an individual disqualified from running for public office. Mental and physical status could be determined by medical doctor exams if an individual is qualified to start running for public office. Age brings experience and can bring knowledge and…
  • July 18, 2023
    Frakes: 'Two-letter word' To the Editor: We’ve been seeing and hearing a lot about abortion these days. They talk about the fact that a woman should have the right to control her own body, but the real fact is that abortion is a reward to a woman who couldn’t control her body. I know that it hasn’t been that long ago that we thought storks brought the babies, but modern science has…
  • July 11, 2023
    Harrison on this year's legislative session: 'Is this what you voted for?' To the Editor: If you haven’t heard about what has happened in our Minnesota Legislature this year, it is important that you know. We are now a sanctuary for abortions that can occur up to the moment of birth, a “privilege” allowed only in six other nations (China and North Korea included). If a baby is born…
  • July 04, 2023
    Altena: '...you and I are called to expose the deeds of darkness' To the Editor: If you drove past my house and saw me trying to mow my lawn with my snowblower, at best you would assume I was not fulfilling the intended purpose for my snowblower, right? And yet I believe that scenario represents the mindset of Gov. Walz and every Democratic representative and senator in Minnesota.   I’m…
  • June 27, 2023
    Schomacker: Thanks, Greg, for all your work Letter to the Editor: I have been wanting to write this letter for some time and then another week is gone and I am reading the new Star Herald. So, this is the week. It has been a great addition to the paper with all the cool pictures, many in color, of the sports of Rock County along with great stories. There is proof of when one door closes, another…
  • June 13, 2023
    Olson: Water on earth is about 4.5 billion years old Letter to the Editor: Re: article in current Star Herald about Rock County Water System receiving a grant to determine nitrates and also the age of water in Rock County. If you google “How old is drinking water,” you find that all water on earth is about 4.5 billion years old. It was formed during the formation of the solar system and just…
  • May 16, 2023
    Protecting the elderly: Minnesota’s battle against the landline shutdown          'People with mental health feel isolated' Letter to the Editor: In Minnesota, I recently discovered that telecom companies were granted FCCapproval last August to deregulate the shutdown of copper wire landline phoneservice. Instead, they are allowed to substitute it with internet-based phone service. This…
  • March 28, 2023
    H-BC Teacher: 'I encourage your to vote April 11' To the Editor: I often feel like I’ve hit the jackpot in my job teaching kindergarten at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School!  We were named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School in 2019.  We’ve got a great staff, working together like clockwork to educate our students.  We’ve got an acclaimed administrator who leads us to…
  • March 07, 2023
    Forrest: Nutcracker's multiplier effect leads to thriving community To the Editor: Studies show that if someone visits your community and stays for two or more hours, the average amount spent in the community is $200 including visiting an attraction, filling their vehicle with fuel, eating and shopping. Presently, the Jolly Green Giant in Blue Earth brings in around 50,000 people per year.…
  • January 17, 2023
    Wipf: Business owner grateful for public process on THC regulation To the Editor: I’m writing to express my gratitude for the positive interactions we experienced with city and county officials during the process of making legal cannabis available to community members. •I felt very supported by Jane at the Chamber. She put me in contact with the county commissioners, gave me a platform to present…
  • January 10, 2023
    Frakes; "Reparations are in order" Letter to the Editor: I’ve been hearing the word “repatriations” a lot lately. I think it’s a good idea. We can give all the descendants of slaves a free ticket back to their home continent so they could live the life they’ve always dreamed of. Hold it! Hold it! My bad! I just found out the word is actually “reparations.” A little different but still a…
  • December 05, 2022
    Ahrendts applaud Winterfest, choir concert   Letter to the Editor: A job well done to everyone who worked so hard to make the Winterfest weekend a success. The highlight for us was the Cardinal Choir at the high school choir Christmas concert. Hats off to Seana Graber for combining the children with special needs with other choir members. The smiles on their faces showed it was a highlight for…
  • November 21, 2022
    Input sought by Dec. 5 for ‘Rural News Trust in Minnesota’ research   To the Editor: I’m a senior journalism student at the University of Minnesota working on my honors thesis, “Rural News Trust in Minnesota.” To do this research, I’m looking for rural Minnesota residents who read, watch or listen to news, and I’d like to interview them about their news habits and preferences. If there are Rock…
  • October 18, 2022
    Niessink: Psalm 139 is still relevant for today's world To the Editor: God inspired David to write these words in Psalm 139:13-16: “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. “When I was…
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