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Letters to the Editor

  • September 19, 2016
    To the Editor: Ahh … the election is in full swing, and the politicians are out there buying our votes. Whether it is with increased taxes — but only on other people — or better yet, lower taxes for all, free child care or free college, the politicians are buying our votes. This is as it should be. After all, our “comforts” are paramount. We’ve earned them, and obviously, we couldn’t survive…
  • September 05, 2016
    To the Editor: My husband and I planted a pear tree four years ago in our backyard. We were told that it would take at least three years to get any pears on it. Last year we got two pears. This year the tree had between two to three dozen pears on it. We went out in the evening on Aug. 15 to look at the pears and decided to pick them the next afternoon. On the 16th we went out to pick them and…
  • August 29, 2016
    To the Editor: After many months of listening to activists, politicians and the media, I ask myself: Are they saying what they believe? And can I believe what they are saying? Activists want to save the planet. How? We can’t save ourselves. Atheists want Christ removed from Christmas. Isn’t that freedom from religion rather than freedom of religion? Politicians want to end crony capitalism. How?…
  • August 23, 2016
    To the Editor: The Luverne Area Chamber and CVB has successfully completed the 2016 Rock River Beerfest on Saturday, Aug. 20.  With over 120 profiles of craft beer and wines, there were abundant flavors and tastes for everyone to enjoy. The day might have seemed flawless to the people who attended the event at the Blue Mound Ice Arena, but that wouldn’t have happened without a lot of hard work by…
  • August 23, 2016
    To the Editor: Maybe it’s just me, but I think farmers are all kicking each other while they’re down. The family of a close personal friend of mine is struggling to keep their dairy afloat, and loan payments are sucking up their savings. According to Minnesota Public Radio, the same thing is happening to farmers across Minnesota. Many farms face the same problems in Iowa, and I would imagine…
  • August 23, 2016
    To the Editor: I spent last week working in downtown Luverne and was amazed to see all the walking traffic. Whether it was the dad pushing a baby stroller, the postal worker, a day care provider taking her children on an adventure, customers heading to downtown stores or businesses , others heading to an appointment, a master walking his dog or people heading to a restaurant for lunch, I was…
  • August 16, 2016
    To the Editor: On August 4 you ran an article on Sharkee’s (which was condemned) and Dave Halverson pleading not having enough time to fix the problems. A long time while in operation, he didn’t care about the sewer problems, mold, food or lack of upkeep. He had no pride of ownership. It’s all about the money. He sees in the newspaper how the City of Luverne is buying the eye-sores in Luverne and…
  • August 01, 2016
    To the Editor: I am writing this letter to encourage all voters in the first and third county commissioner districts to be sure to vote in the upcoming primary.  It is very important that those of us in agriculture maintain a balanced county board. Everyone in Rock County is affected by agriculture in some way, but those actively involved in agriculture have more at stake than most.  Agriculture…
  • August 01, 2016
    To the Editor: Luverne where were you? I attended the Badlands House Band concert Friday night, July 29, at the Rock County Fair. The band was awesome, and I met some people I haven't seen in a long time. I had a great time. But I was very disappointed with the attendance for a band of this caliber at the fair, and I'm sure the band was very disappointed also. They still put on a great…
  • July 19, 2016
    To the Editor: Have you been watching the Middle East lately? Boom! Over there they brainwash their kids to be suicide fighters and bombers. Over here we just brainwash our kids to be socialists. I hope our kids realize how fortunate they are and also realize how much we really wish them the best of success. Bill Frakes Luverne
  • July 11, 2016
    Letter to Kenneth: A note from Kerry Boese to those who once made up Kenneth Lutheran Church: On July 13, 1986, I was ordained as a pastor in what was then the American Lutheran Church.  On this, the 30th anniversary of my ordination, I find myself reflecting on my faith walk and remember those who have been a significant part of that walk.  I want you to know how thankful I am for the years your…
  • June 28, 2016
    To the Editor: A letter last week was critical of my comments to the governor during his recent visit to Worthington.  In the author’s hurry to play her own “blame game,” she failed to mention some key parts of my comments that would give the readers a more complete view of the discussion. My points are as follows: •I thanked the governor for his support of the Lewis and Clark project and…
  • June 27, 2016
    To the Editor: Do we want a politician or a senator that will represent us and get things done? As she stated, he lectured the governor on how to do his job. Are we to just figure the governor does everything correct and accept it? Respect for the governor is one thing, BUT that should be for all senators and representatives then. If they were all equal, maybe something would get done. As for the…
  • June 20, 2016
    Farmers and ranchers, It’s that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections begin soon. Your FSA county committees are a vital and direct link between our farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers, especially women, minorities and beginning farmers, to get involved by making a nomination and voting…
  • June 20, 2016
    To the Editor: Trouble is here. I’ve been thinking again. Here are some of my meaningless thoughts. I was having lunch with a friend (yes, I have friends), when he excused himself to go to “the little boys’ room.” I thought, why does the sign on the door read “Men”? The University of North Dakota was called “The Fighting Sioux.” To be politically correct, they are now called “The Fighting Hawks…
  • June 20, 2016
    To the Editor: I attended the meeting with Governor Dayton last Thursday at the Worthington Fire Hall. I was very impressed with him. Several in the room thanked him for his stand on education and the Lewis and Clark project. Also in attendance was local legislator Senator Bill Weber. I was very embarrassed as Senator Weber stood up and started lecturing the governor on how to do his job,…
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