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Voice of Our Readers Sept. 1, 2022

Precent future heartache; join Sept. 10 'Out of the Darkness' walk in Luverne
Sept. 4 through 10 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and Luverne’s Luv1LuvAll will host its second annual 'Out of the Darkness' Suicide Prevention walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Luverne City Park.
The event shows community support for mental health, to support those who struggle with mental illness and/or suicidal ideation, and allows people to come together to show care and compassion for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. 
Luverne’s walk joins others occurring nationwide through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States.
It is the hope that future losses can be deterred by increasing community education about suicide prevention, focusing on community mental wellness, and ensuring that all community members are aware of services that are accessible if one is struggling with their mental health.
We had a wonderful turnout last year with 300 walkers present, and together the Luverne community raised nearly $15,000.
Money raised during these walks funds research to better understand and establish best practices for suicide prevention.
It allows for community education to be presented through AFSP in our community — education that talks about mental illness and how to support ourselves and loved ones if they are struggling.
The goal is to end the stigma associated with mental illness, allowing us to be open about the struggles we can all face, bringing us out of the darkness.
Over 80 percent of funds raised goes directly toward community education and research, making is a top-rated non-profit organization.
That is to say that your fundraising gets put to work. Our mental health providers will have booths set up at the walk that morning.
A light breakfast will be provided. We ask that you pre-register at Or you can come the day of, at 8:30 a.m. to register in person as well. 
If you have any questions, I can be reached at
Angela Nolz,
Integrated Health Therapist, Sanford Luverne, on behalf of 
Kracht: I have more questions
To the Editor:
What is the war in Ukraine really about? There was a lot of corruption going on there. Does that have anything to do with it?
Why was Paul Pelosi Jr. with Nancy Pelosi on her Asia trip? Do you know he is very invested in lithium and solar? But it’s not in the U.S. It’s in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. Do you think that’s why he went with his mother on the taxpayer’s dime? Does this sound a lot like Hunter and Joe Biden?
Where did all the mask wearing, Covid 19 vaccine touting, fear mongers go?
The CDC has admitted they blatantly lied to the American people. They have said their Covid response was mishandled. How many people have lost their jobs and livelihood over the CDC’s incompetence? If you believed in all this B.S., do you now feel like a fool?
Why are we trying to redefine the word “recession” rather than doing something about it?
The Democrats have passed a bill called the Inflation Reduction Act. Many economists say it will not reduce inflation at all. In fact, it will increase inflation. In this bill, they are going to spend their way out of inflation and debt. Do you think this will work? If it works, wouldn’t you have done that with your house loan, business loans, etc?
They say they are going to hire 87,000 IRS agents. Do you think this is to help you? Wouldn’t we be better served to hire 87,000 border patrol agents?
Why is the IRS buying guns and ammunition? Why is this administration trying to take our guns and ammunition?
Why was the Johnny Depp trial televised, but the Epstein trial was not?
Do you know the judge that signed off on the warrant to raid Trump’s home was the prosecutor in the Epstein trial, but then switched sides to help defend him? He was also a political donor to Barack Obama and Jeb Bush.
How much of our tax dollars have been spent on the “Get Trump” agenda? Two impeachments, the Jan. 6 show trial, and now the raid on his home.        
Why are they so afraid of Donald Trump? Do you suppose he has something on some very prominent politicians, and they are trying to find it before it’s exposed?               
No, that’s just crazy conspiracy stuff, right?
Are your elected officials making decisions to support what you want? Or are they just pushing their own agenda? Liz Cheney found out the answer to that by the people of Wyoming.
Why haven’t we heard anything on the two bombs that were found at the capital on Jan. 6? Does it not fit the narrative?
We have the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, involvement in the Ukraine/Russia war, the shutting down of our oil and gas industry, flooding the economy with money we don’t have, record inflation, wide open borders, shortages of every kind, and uncontrolled crime in our streets.
If you had to come up with the perfect plan to destroy this great country, would it be any different than what has happened with our current administration?
Do you trust your government?
Mert Kracht,

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