Opinion

To the Editor: Reading Mr. Pick’s letter reminded me to look on the other side of things. I agree that 1,700 firms should pay taxes. However, it was 536 politicians in D.C. that passed laws that made it possible for them to avoid paying taxes. Also, is it possible that a man who has been married...
Last week officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources returned to Luverne with a plan to serve residents of Rock County and those who visit the Blue Mounds State Park. After deciding not to replace and restore the Lower Lake and its dam, DNR officials are now showing they do care...
To the Editor: I wrote this poem years ago, but the events of the past week prompted me to consider it once again.   Red White and Blue in the Darkness America, America, God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea. The stars and stripes is draped From...
To the Editor: As someone who has recently lost our mother, we would like to thank the people that worked so hard to get the Minnesota Veterans Home located here in Luverne. Mom was there for almost four years, and what a blessing that was. Luverne is so lucky to have Mary Jane Brown Home and the...
To the Editor: Wow! What a Super Bowl. Lots of action and fun to watch no matter who won. By the way, do you know the NFL pays no federal income tax? They are one of seventeen hundred that are tax-free. Mark Twain said, “We have the best Congress money can buy.” Leon Pick Luverne
Letter to the Editor: My mother, Doris Engelson Plahn, died in December at the age of 98. Her obituary carried the usual information about her birth, life and death, but were fortunate that Mom had a fantastic memory and shared details from her youth that an obituary can’t convey. She talked about...
By Marie Atkinson-Smeins School counselor, Luverne Students can’t focus and learn when personal issues are bothering them, whether it’s bullying, violence at home or trouble with friends. These problems interfere with learning, so school counselors are on hand to help. This week is National School...
It was truly a trip down memory lane. Or maybe around the memory circle. Saturday night I felt like I went back in time when I attended the Luverne Music Boosters Winter Carnival. I had not been to the carnival in about 20 years. I remember the carnival being a highlight when I was a kid, and I...
Vandalism, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is “action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.” Vandalism is not how our county highway engineer described the four to five miles of road damage done Jan. 20 on County Road 52 near Hills. The six-inch-...
To the Editor: In light of all that has been occurring in the nation in the last while, a reading this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 24, from the Bible (2 Timothy 3, verses 1-9) was time appropriate: “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people...

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