Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) — just another ag story — what does it have to do with me, the person buying beef at the meat counter? The beef industry is continually making improvements toward transparency and accountability.  Today’s consumers are more interested than ever before on...
To the Editor: I’m writing about a scam letter and check from a scam Publishers Clearing House in order to alert others. I received a scam letter and sent it to the real Publishers Clearing House in New York. The rule of thumb, according to them, is, “You don’t pay money to win money.” The way it...
To the Editor: During the subzero nights and days, I stayed indoors and thought about Luverne, its people, government, businesses and education. Here are some of my thoughts as said by others: Fitness centers: Exercise? I thought you said extra fries. (Sign in a café) Coffee shops: A coffee a day...
To the Editor: With the new year in progress, we’ve had a chance to reflect on the challenges and blessings of 2017. As our community knows, the challenges are many at Southwestern Youth Services, but the blessings continue to come to us far in abundance of our expectations.  Christmas 2017...
Mr. Peterson in his last column so eloquently wrote what I have been thinking for years. Luverne is progressive in its thinking and actions. Stepping back to look at this city and also county, we can clearly see its progress. Projects include an ice arena built with approximately $1.5 million...
Dear Santa, I wanted to take the moment and mention a group of people that I have found to definitely be on the NICE list. I have begun working at Southwestern Youth Service (SYS) in Magnolia. Though I have not been here long, the employees and clients have made me feel as if I have always belonged...
To the Editor: The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign in Rock County had a surprisingly successful campaign this year at Teal’s, Teal’s Gas, and Shopko. A total of $7,800 was collected, the second highest in Rock County’s history. I want to thank all the citizens of Rock County for making this possible...
To the Editor: Mike Burke, president of the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation, speaks out on the changing role of people with disabilities in every community in Minnesota.  He notes the organization in your community that teaches, guides, and supports those individuals who...
To the Editor: The Friends of Blue Mounds State Park is a revitalized group that is focusing our efforts on maintaining and improving the gem we all have access to right in our own back yard. Our group’s sole purpose is to better the park for all, both locals and visitors. We would like to tell you...
To the Editor: Veterans of the war in Vietnam have faced many challenges that extended beyond their time in the combat zone. Too many of these great Americans have died decades too early from issues that attacked them after they returned home. As if the enemy they faced in battle and the societal...

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