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Letters to the Editor

  • June 18, 2019
    To the Editor: I appreciated Lori Sorenson’s June 13 article on the meeting that Congressman Hagedorn  held to discuss agricultural issues. I also attended that meeting June 7. It was really surprising to hear a “conservative” Republican defend federal payments to farmers as the solution to markets impacted by trade tariffs. Most farmers don’t want handouts; they just want their markets back. It’…
  • May 21, 2019
    To the Editor: Our governor has proclaimed May as Poppy Month. What exactly does that mean? It means that many Minnesotans have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom and it is only fitting we recognize those courageous veterans. The American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary have adopted the poppy as their commemorative symbol. These poppies create a…
  • April 30, 2019
    To the Editor: Last fall President Trump pledged to lift restrictions on the sale of E15, a low-cost fuel option made with homegrown ethanol. The decades-old regulation that restricts E15 from being sold during the summer months was unnecessary and outdated. E15 is cleaner, higher in octane, and costs up to 10 cents less per gallon. The deregulation of E15 also gives a major opportunity to…
  • April 30, 2019
    To the Editor: We have always taken pride in the many positive features of living in Luverne. We are grateful for the snow removal that is done so soon after a snowfall. In most instances the downtown businesses and homes are well maintained. Our parks are always neat and inviting for picnics, walking or just sitting for a while to relax. Residents are pleasant and friendly. “Minnesota nice”…
  • April 09, 2019
    To the Editor: We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support at the April 1 Dessert Theater and Auction in Grand Prairie Events for our Generations organization. The evening was an impressive showcase of local talent — from the delicious desserts to the beautiful music to the hilarious acting — that made us once again proud to be part of this community. By the end of the night all the generous…
  • April 02, 2019
    To the Editor:  Help! I have been unable to sleep at night because I am trying to figure out who has the most dysfunctional politicians — the U.S.A. or the U.K.? I would like our politicians to pick up the pace a little. But I’m afraid they’re already all in. Nuts! It will be bad news if our politicians come in second-best worst! Bill Frakes Luverne  
  • March 19, 2019
    To the Editor,  I recently renewed my license tabs and as usual, I had to show a valid driver’s license and show proof of insurance. This ensures that I have been trained in the use of an automobile, understand the rules and regulations and have the necessary insurance. I believe that every driver on the road should do the same. Soon our state legislators will have an opportunity to make the…
  • January 15, 2019
    To the Editor: Donating specific components of your blood is often the best way to help the greatest number of hospital patients. Blood components are the following: •Red cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body. •Platelets are essential for blood clotting. •Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood containing critical clotting factors. Types of donations include whole blood donation, power…
  • January 15, 2019
    To the Editor: Human trafficking often conjures images of girls in Bangladesh or Hong Kong, drugged and incoherent, being sold for sex and being raped by men.  While this statement is absolutely true, the face of human trafficking can also represent a “homegrown” commodity here at home. In 2015 a CBS news report, KELO’s Leland Steva reported on sex trafficking in South Dakota and interviewed a…
  • July 31, 2018
    To the Editor: There are a few general thoughts I wanted to share as the circus — ahem, election — season is really getting underway. First, regardless of your affiliation — and regardless of what the national news media and political parties that thrive off of our division would have you believe — we’re all people. We all deserve basic respect even if we vehemently disagree with each other on…
  • July 31, 2018
    To the Editor: I’ve been hearing a lot of extremely negative things lately. Shouts really. About decisions being made in Luverne. Here is my answer. Be involved, run for boards that make those decisions, volunteer, help with ideas and help make them work. Be informed. Too busy? SO IS EVERYONE! We all have families, work tons of hours, and every other excuse. Threats of not shopping in Luverne —…
  • July 17, 2018
    To the Editor: The progressives would like to open our borders to everyone who would like to come on board. Some would even get rid of immigration agents themselves. Part of the reason they say we need to do this is the fact that we need more workers. I find this more than curious. This is the same outfit that literally throws hundreds of thousands of little new baby Americans out with the…
  • October 09, 2017
    To the Editor: When I read Superintendent Oftedahl’s editorial in the Sept. 21 issue of the Star Herald (Nov. 7 referendum asks district residents to make a difference), I couldn’t help but smile and nod to myself in agreement. Supt. Oftedahl said, “The idea of making a difference is essential to education.” I’m raising my children to make a difference — and Luverne Public Schools teachers and…
  • October 09, 2017
    To the Editor: The Tri-State Band Festival Committee would like to salute the Luverne community for the overwhelming support and participation in the 67h 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…
  • October 03, 2017
    To the Editor: We traveled from our home in Florida to visit my brother Ardell  and his wife Jayona and family over Labor Day weekend. We had a wonderful time but for one thing. I had looked forward to visiting the new Rock County Museum. By the time we arrived on Saturday, Sept. 2, it was closed and was not open again either Sunday or Monday Labor Day. I do not understand why the decision to…
  • October 03, 2017
    To the Editor: I had the opportunity to serve water to the participants at the Tri-State Band Festival. I was so encouraged by the appreciation and respect demonstrated by the students. Every one of them said thank you and more as we offered our small gift. I noticed the same courtesies illustrated as we worked with the boys from Southwestern Youth Services a couple of weeks ago. Kudos to the…
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