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Letters to the Editor

  • October 11, 2016
    To the Editor: Have you heard about this Kaepernick dude? Professional football player who won’t stand for the National Anthem because of what he perceives as racial injustice? Hello! This guy plays in the NFL. Let’s talk real disparity. Racial disparity: How many white faces do you see in the huddle? Gender disparity: How many women do you see in the huddle? Physical disparity: How many 5’10”…
  • October 03, 2016
    To the Editor: I enjoy looking through phrases, slogans and titles to see the other side of their meaning. A few weeks ago while I was visiting friends and relatives in Oklahoma City, I was able to indulge my enjoyment. I saw a lawn service truck with the company name, “No More Weeds.” If it was true, they would be unemployed. First National Bank — How do I know they were first? The Penn Square…
  • October 03, 2016
    To the Editor: We would like to thank the Luverne Chamber of Commerce, the Tri-State Band Festival committee, and the city of Luverne for their hospitality this past weekend. The bands were great, and the weather cooperated until the final four field bands. Thanks to committee members and the Luverne School District, those bands were able to perform inside the elementary gym. We enjoyed two great…
  • October 03, 2016
    To the Editor: On behalf of the businesses and citizens of Luverne, we would like to thank the city of Luverne (council, administration and public works) for carrying through with the Luverne Gateway Project prioritized in the community revitalization plan adopted by citizens in 2010. Over six years ago on a snowy winter night, almost 200 community members met at the Blue Mound Banquet Center…
  • September 26, 2016
    To the Editor: The Tri-State Band Festival Committee would like to salute the Luverne community for the overwhelming support and participation in the 66h Annual Tri-State Band Festival. This event would not happen without the involvement, commitment and energy of businesses, organizations and individuals in the tri-state region. We would like to specifically acknowledge the tremendous…
  • September 26, 2016
    To the Editor: Politically correct. Seems like we hear that a lot, but when have our politicians actually been correct? Social security? Korea? Vietnam? Medicare? War on poverty? Energy policy? Taxes?? Spending?? National debt??? Middle East???? I thought it hit a new low when college students were criticized for handing out sombreros at a margarita party, but I may have been wrong. The…
  • September 19, 2016
    To the Editor: The American Red Cross blood drive is coming to Luverne and is excited to introduce Rapid Pass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. Rapid Pass enables the donors to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office. This reduces the time they spend at the blood drives by as much as 15…
  • September 19, 2016
    To the Editor: Ahh … the election is in full swing, and the politicians are out there buying our votes. Whether it is with increased taxes — but only on other people — or better yet, lower taxes for all, free child care or free college, the politicians are buying our votes. This is as it should be. After all, our “comforts” are paramount. We’ve earned them, and obviously, we couldn’t survive…
  • September 05, 2016
    To the Editor: My husband and I planted a pear tree four years ago in our backyard. We were told that it would take at least three years to get any pears on it. Last year we got two pears. This year the tree had between two to three dozen pears on it. We went out in the evening on Aug. 15 to look at the pears and decided to pick them the next afternoon. On the 16th we went out to pick them and…
  • August 29, 2016
    To the Editor: After many months of listening to activists, politicians and the media, I ask myself: Are they saying what they believe? And can I believe what they are saying? Activists want to save the planet. How? We can’t save ourselves. Atheists want Christ removed from Christmas. Isn’t that freedom from religion rather than freedom of religion? Politicians want to end crony capitalism. How?…
  • August 23, 2016
    To the Editor: The Luverne Area Chamber and CVB has successfully completed the 2016 Rock River Beerfest on Saturday, Aug. 20.  With over 120 profiles of craft beer and wines, there were abundant flavors and tastes for everyone to enjoy. The day might have seemed flawless to the people who attended the event at the Blue Mound Ice Arena, but that wouldn’t have happened without a lot of hard work by…
  • August 23, 2016
    To the Editor: Maybe it’s just me, but I think farmers are all kicking each other while they’re down. The family of a close personal friend of mine is struggling to keep their dairy afloat, and loan payments are sucking up their savings. According to Minnesota Public Radio, the same thing is happening to farmers across Minnesota. Many farms face the same problems in Iowa, and I would imagine…
  • August 23, 2016
    To the Editor: I spent last week working in downtown Luverne and was amazed to see all the walking traffic. Whether it was the dad pushing a baby stroller, the postal worker, a day care provider taking her children on an adventure, customers heading to downtown stores or businesses , others heading to an appointment, a master walking his dog or people heading to a restaurant for lunch, I was…
  • August 16, 2016
    To the Editor: On August 4 you ran an article on Sharkee’s (which was condemned) and Dave Halverson pleading not having enough time to fix the problems. A long time while in operation, he didn’t care about the sewer problems, mold, food or lack of upkeep. He had no pride of ownership. It’s all about the money. He sees in the newspaper how the City of Luverne is buying the eye-sores in Luverne and…
  • August 01, 2016
    To the Editor: I am writing this letter to encourage all voters in the first and third county commissioner districts to be sure to vote in the upcoming primary.  It is very important that those of us in agriculture maintain a balanced county board. Everyone in Rock County is affected by agriculture in some way, but those actively involved in agriculture have more at stake than most.  Agriculture…
  • August 01, 2016
    To the Editor: Luverne where were you? I attended the Badlands House Band concert Friday night, July 29, at the Rock County Fair. The band was awesome, and I met some people I haven't seen in a long time. I had a great time. But I was very disappointed with the attendance for a band of this caliber at the fair, and I'm sure the band was very disappointed also. They still put on a great…
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