Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This past school year I had the honor of chairing the Luverne Music Boosters Winter Carnival and this year‘s Junior-Senior After-Prom. Both of these activities play an important part within our school system; however, none of them would be possible without the amazing support of our...
To the Editor: This month is Poppy Month, by proclamation of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. On behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary, the verbiage of the governor's proclamation is reprinted here to encourage community members to support the cause.   Minnesota Governor proclaims May as Poppy...
To the Editor: Poppy Day is coming this month of May and there is a meaning behind Poppy Day. The red poppy has served as an official symbol of remembrance for the American Legion Family for nearly a century. Millions of red crepe paper poppies made by Veterans as part of therapeutic rehabilitation...
In an effort to improve health care in Minnesota for out-of-state patients, state Rep. Joe Schomacker (R-Luverne) is sponsoring legislation that would create a nurse licensure compact. “Our local hospitals tell me all the time that it’s difficult under current law to not have a compact in place,”...
To the Editor: I see that the talking heads in D.C. want to grill Zuckerberg about the privacy of our communications. The Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians and others routinely steal stuff from our computers and they’re worried about Zuckerberg gleaning a little info from public...
To the Editor: My name is Dr. Joshua Crabtree and I live and work in Luverne.  I have been a family physician for Sanford Clinic in Luverne since August of 2002. I am hopeful that our Rock County lawmakers will support HF 3291/SF 3006, a common-sense bill that would dedicate ongoing funding to...
To the Editor: People with disabilities rely on organizations like Rock County Opportunities (RCO) to live meaningful and productive lives. RCO and other nonprofits like it together employ thousands of Minnesota citizens, both with and without disabilities. Unfortunately, if things don’t change,...
To the Editor: I’ve noticed that there are still a lot of college students boycotting, shouting down, or inciting violence against so-called conservative speakers on their campuses. I know that they are on a much higher intellectual plane than I am, so I couldn’t debate with them on anything, but I...
To the Editor: We just wanted to commend the Luverne street cleaning and snow removal crew for their quick and efficient snow removal in Luverne. We needed some help removing snow by our curb and the street drain. They came the same day we called and did an awesome job. The residents of Luverne are...
To the Editor: There’s a lot of great news out of D.C. these days, but the best news yet is that the Republicans seem to have endorsed Obamacare since they actually haven’t repealed it yet. To understand how important this is, you have to know that I was born in the first half of the last century,...

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