Letters to the Editor

Albert Einstein stated, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” Having a thirst for knowledge keeps your mind sharp. Age is only a number. When you’re over the hill, you pick up speed. Here are three things I’ve learned this week. If you haven’t got your three for the week, borrow one of these...
'Thumbs down' to Star Herald for 'snarky comment' To the Editor: A big thumbs down to the Star Herald June 24 edition for their thumbs column. Why did you feel the need to publish the snarky comment about the covid shot? Do you really believe it’s your heroic efforts that have allowed things to...
Ladd questions Star Herald COVID-19 editorial To the Editor: I am writing in response to the “BIG thumbs up” in the June 24, 2021, edition of the Star Herald. According to your “Covid Corner” table on page 2A, 3,637 people in Rock County have the completed series of the Covid shot. There are...
Norberg: "... hope is on the horizon' To the Editor: After complaining about the appearance of MaplewoodCemetery last year, I'm compelled to say THANK YOU to the cemeteryassociation for the excellent condition I found the grounds to be in this year. As I drovedown the main entrance, the flags were...
Meinerts: 'I advocate for all freedom for every race and religion ...' To the Editor: I had a phone call from a gentleman about my letters to the editor. He was concerned about when I was going to stop with my “freedom” letters, asking how far am I going to take it? He told me I better think before...
Norberg: After challenging year, hope is on the horizon To the Editor: After a challenging year, hope is on the horizon. Independent pharmacies across the state are playing a crucial role in helping vaccinate Minnesotans and provided critical care throughout the pandemic. For many independent...
Meinerts: Force seatbelt, mask wearing 'is infringing on my freedom' To the Editor: In response to Alan Harnack’s May 6 letter to the editor, I guess we have to go back to basic grade school vocabulary class. Freedom: noun – “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance...
To the Editor: I work at a retail store that requires mask- wearing for anyone within the store. Because of that, we have been called everything from a communist, a loser, stupid, dumb, and other names that I cannot print. Wearing a mask does not take away your freedom. You wear a mask to protect...
Sasker: 'Glad to call Luverne home' To the Editor: I wrote a letter to the editor years ago and never sent it. This is that letter in part: It happened again like so many times before. I am in a store in Luverne and I hear a clerk refer a customer to another store because they didn’t have the item...
Sasker poem: 'Trouble lies ahead' To the Editor: Economics come and go You have the high You have the low This will always be so. But when the morals of the land are ignored or erased by man And we disregard our maker’s command Trouble lies ahead Whether you support the blue or red. Marilyn Sasker...

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