Editorials

By Jane Wildung-Lanphere, Luverne Area Chamber Director With the development of the Luverne LOOP over the last five years, the CVB recognizes that Luverne will have the potential to be a family biking destination. With the LOOP completed and connected to the Blue Mounds Trail, our community will...
Guest editorial, By Michael Walgrave, Rock County SWCD Engineering Technician My Grandpa Anders used to wonder, “When you dig a hole, put a post in it and then fill the hole back in, why is there never enough dirt to fill the hole?” This puzzled both of us for years. It wasn’t until a few years...
By Katie Baustian Luverne School Board Chairman As of Thursday, Aug. 23, the Luverne School Board voted to reject all the bids for the project and go out for new bids. The bids came in $3 million over budget, and that was a number the board was not comfortable trying to “value engineer” away. Three...
Shooting the messenger is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of blaming the bearer of bad news. It dates back to early war days when messengers traveled by foot from one camp to another. If the message was bad news, anger might be taken out on messengers, some of whom were beheaded, or...
Our elected school officials will soon make some tough decisions as they struggle to revise the building improvement project after bids came in $2 million over estimates. And they’re operating under a time crunch, since the work needs to be completed by 2020. Monday night all seven board members...
Guest Editorial by By Kent Thiesse Farm Management Analyst The United States has been experiencing a decline in trade relations with several nations in recent months, which has now reached a point of what many economists are calling an all-out “trade war.” The trade war is being played out on many...
I strongly felt that I needed to respond in defense of the wonderful men and women who have volunteered and are serving on the Destination Branding Committee for Luverne Initiatives for Tomorrow.  If you are a social media person (I admit that I am not), you probably have heard of the negative...
The county fair is one of those events that seem to go off every year without a hitch and without much effort. Most of us arrive at the grounds, eat some cotton candy and funnel cakes, look at the bunnies and the cows, take in a grandstand event (or two) and go home thinking, “That was fun.” What...
Voting is both a right and a privilege, but it’s also an important responsibility of every eligible citizen. The primaries are only a few weeks away, and the 2018 election season is shaping up to be a pivotal moment of changing leadership in many levels of government, so it’s never been more...
Following China’s announcement of a proposed 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans, the American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement about the escalation of a trade war with the largest customer of U.S. soybeans and calls on the White House to reconsider the tariffs that led to this...

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