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Letters to the Editor

  • July 19, 2016
    To the Editor: Have you been watching the Middle East lately? Boom! Over there they brainwash their kids to be suicide fighters and bombers. Over here we just brainwash our kids to be socialists. I hope our kids realize how fortunate they are and also realize how much we really wish them the best of success. Bill Frakes Luverne
  • July 11, 2016
    Letter to Kenneth: A note from Kerry Boese to those who once made up Kenneth Lutheran Church: On July 13, 1986, I was ordained as a pastor in what was then the American Lutheran Church.  On this, the 30th anniversary of my ordination, I find myself reflecting on my faith walk and remember those who have been a significant part of that walk.  I want you to know how thankful I am for the years your…
  • June 28, 2016
    To the Editor: A letter last week was critical of my comments to the governor during his recent visit to Worthington.  In the author’s hurry to play her own “blame game,” she failed to mention some key parts of my comments that would give the readers a more complete view of the discussion. My points are as follows: •I thanked the governor for his support of the Lewis and Clark project and…
  • June 27, 2016
    To the Editor: Do we want a politician or a senator that will represent us and get things done? As she stated, he lectured the governor on how to do his job. Are we to just figure the governor does everything correct and accept it? Respect for the governor is one thing, BUT that should be for all senators and representatives then. If they were all equal, maybe something would get done. As for the…
  • June 20, 2016
    Farmers and ranchers, It’s that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections begin soon. Your FSA county committees are a vital and direct link between our farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers, especially women, minorities and beginning farmers, to get involved by making a nomination and voting…
  • June 20, 2016
    To the Editor: Trouble is here. I’ve been thinking again. Here are some of my meaningless thoughts. I was having lunch with a friend (yes, I have friends), when he excused himself to go to “the little boys’ room.” I thought, why does the sign on the door read “Men”? The University of North Dakota was called “The Fighting Sioux.” To be politically correct, they are now called “The Fighting Hawks…
  • June 20, 2016
    To the Editor: I attended the meeting with Governor Dayton last Thursday at the Worthington Fire Hall. I was very impressed with him. Several in the room thanked him for his stand on education and the Lewis and Clark project. Also in attendance was local legislator Senator Bill Weber. I was very embarrassed as Senator Weber stood up and started lecturing the governor on how to do his job,…
  • June 14, 2016
    To the Editor: The American Legion Auxiliary 123 appreciates all the support from area businesses that donated to the Poppy Poster Fund, from people who donated money to the Poppy Fund, and from volunteers who sought donations for these funds for our veterans. The Poppy Poster and Poppy Fund money goes to fund several programs including the following: We provide bingo twice a year at the Sioux…
  • June 14, 2016
    To the Editor:  “I am the Flag” I am the flag of the United States of America. I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia. There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag. My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious…
  • June 14, 2016
    To the Editor: I would like to write a short note about the Luverne High School boys’ tennis team. We had the opportunity to play the Cardinals of Luverne in the Minnesota High School state boys consolation finals. Our tennis team had played an extremely tough schedule during the spring of 2016. We have played several state-ranked teams, and half of our schedule was against AA opponents. Even…
  • May 31, 2016
    To the Editor: I am amazed at how far we’ve come in the last 50 years. Our biggest accomplishment has probably been getting our women out of the house and into the workforce. There has been another more recent milestone you may have overlooked. Our school-aged children are now mature enough to choose their own gender! Great accomplishment! Every economist out there will tell you we need more…
  • April 25, 2016
    To the Editor: Each year, usually in May, you see citizens wearing little red crepe paper poppies.  These flowers, the memorial flowers of the American Legion Auxiliary, are offered to you by volunteers of the American Legion Post #123. This year in Luverne Poppy Day will be Thursday, May 26. This is not just a local program; it is a nationwide program.    Thousands of America’s fighting men and…
  • April 25, 2016
    To the Editor: Each year, usually in May, you see citizens wearing little red crepe paper poppies.  These flowers, the memorial flowers of the American Legion Auxiliary, are offered to you by volunteers of the American Legion Post #123. This year in Luverne Poppy Day will be Thursday, May 26. This is not just a local program; it is a nationwide program.    Thousands of America’s fighting men and…
  • April 19, 2016
    To the Editor: The other day I happened to be looking through my atlas, and I discovered that the United States has two borders, one longer than the other. Hmm? We have a bunch of trouble with one and very little with the other. Wouldn’t it be neat if everyone could understand the exact reason we have trouble with one border and not the other? Perhaps we could have a congressional hearing. Oops!…
  • April 11, 2016
    To the Editor: Early on the morning of April 4th, members of an organization called Operation: 23 to Zero travelled to the lower mall of the Minnesota State Capitol for an annual event. That Monday morning they arranged 23 pair of military boots in a long arc, with all pointing the same direction. Each day during the week they would add another 23 pairs to the formation. By the end of the week…
  • March 28, 2016
    To the Editor: Minnesota has endorsed Rubio and the “Bern.” We’ve seen how Rubio will probably end up, but doesn’t the “Bern” make your heart glow? The media says the “Bern” wants to be the first democratic socialist president of the United States. I suppose that means that he likes to socialize and party, but don't they all. Hillary and Bill get paid millions to do it. But wouldn’t it be…
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