Editorials

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...
by Lizabeth Stahl U of M Extension Although conditions were already soggy from rain showers over the past several days, a significant storm front tore across southern Minnesota Thursday, dropping anywhere from 0.5 to over 3 inches of rain across the region.  For the month of September to date, many...
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...

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