Editorials

  In the past five years Rock County’s debt has grown. Today the amount totals $11,115,019.29. At the Sept. 8 Rock County Board meeting, Chairman Ron Boyenga proposed taking on no more debt for the next five years. Instead of passing the resolution, board members supported the idea instead, making...
  The little prairie town of Luverne was changed overnight when its “opera house” opened in September 1915. Founder Herman Jochims spared no expense in outfitting the Palace with the latest and greatest in technology and décor. The New Palace Theatre was able to offer the finest in stage...
  Sept. 17 is the day we annually celebrate Constitution Day as a reminder of the importance of our constitution and the foundation it provides for the enduring magnitude of the United States.  Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the signing of the U.S. Constitution in...
  Question: I was wondering if it is illegal to have the ball hitch in the receiver of my truck if I am not pulling any trailers at that time. Also is it illegal to have more than one ball on my bumper? Answer: No, it is not illegal to have a ball hitch in the receiver of a truck when not pulling a...
  Tuesday marked a significant milestone for our rural Rock County residents. Rock County Broadband Alliance broke ground on a $14 million project to bring high-speed Internet service to all residents living outside the city of Luverne. RCBA is a subsidiary of Alliance Communications Cooperative...
  One problem many families face in promoting a healthy diet is picky eaters. Sometimes these are kids, and sometimes they are adults! Not surprisingly, picky kids often grow up to be picky adults, and picky adults often raise picky kids. Being picky isn’t a terrible problem — some people do...
  A disappointing controversy arose last week during the annual sale of the Cardinal Coupon Card. The folded card displays the names of more than 50 local businesses offering discounts totaling more than $2,000 in goods and services. The Chamber does the legwork contacting interested businesses,...
  The phrase “pick your battles” is often used to justify our desire as parents not to fight with our children about that which means little to us, or that which we feel means little to them for their future. In some things this is a sanity-providing mantra that provides the necessary peace to move...
  Question: Can a person get a ticket for driving too slow?  Answer: Yes. Freeways in Minnesota have an actual posted minimum speed limit. A driver must use due care in operating a vehicle, so there are times when traveling under that limit would be legal and encouraged because of weather...
    In 1922 the Minneapolis Tribune speculated, “… The day will come soon when farms are run by electricity, just as the other great industries are." The newspaper marveled that the relatively new technology was creating new economic opportunities in rural Minnesota and was making work more...

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