Editorials

‘Cheapest of the Year’ gas prices no reason to waste   At $2.43 the national gas price average has set a new record low for 2018, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group.This is nearly a nickel less than this time last December.AAA expects this national gas price average to fluctuate through the end...
Recycling and reusing clothing benefits the environment. Luverne and surrounding areas lost an integral link last month when finances prohibited USAgain from transporting our unwanted clothing items from Luverne to the Twin Cities for reuse elsewhere. That means 20 tons of our materials could...
 ‘If you see something, say something’ We’re all in this farm crisis together; help is available for financial and mental health   Guest editorial By Minnesota Farmers Union Many of our local agricultural producers are facing difficult times right now. On top of typical farm stress factors —...
County committees are vital to USDA – Vote today!   By Joe Martin, State Executive Director, Minnesota Farm Service Agency Farmers and ranchers, it’s that time of year again. The 2018 Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) county committee elections are officially underway and we’re asking for your help....
County committees are vital to USDA – Vote today!   By Joe Martin, State Executive Director, Minnesota Farm Service Agency Farmers and ranchers, it’s that time of year again. The 2018 Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) county committee elections are officially underway and we’re asking for your help....
Get out and socialize Doctor advocates for more education during caregiver awareness month November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, a time to recognize thousands of Minnesotans across the state who dedicate time, money and energy to caring for family members and friends, and to offer...
Study shows younger voters are better at fact versus opinion; we all need to vote smarter Some people say wisdom comes with age, but sometimes with age comes being stuck in our ways. A recent Pew Research Center study shows Americans age 50 and older have a difficult time distinguishing facts from...
Teens driving with teens increases risk for everyone on the road   Parents need to be engaged during the dangerous learning-to-drive process   By Dr. David Yang, Director, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Teen drivers can increase the risk for everyone on the roadway, especially if they are...
By Tom Landwehr I love to hunt pheasants. Walking through the grasslands, watching the passion of hunting dogs pursue a rooster, busting birds out of heavy cover, and seeing autumn turn to winter – these are experiences that rejuvenate my spirit. The opening of the 2018 pheasant season is a very...
We all make bad choices at some time or another. We’re human. If we’re fortunate, the consequences of bad choices are limited to our own bruised egos, and if we’re smart we learn from mistakes and vow to do better. But sometimes a casual mistake can have devastating, life-altering consequences as...

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