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B-E school leaders surveyed on priorities
Candidates in Districts 12A, 12B to debate Thursday
MNLARS 'inaccuracies' found: Some overcharged, other undercharged for registrations, state says
In baby-snatching case, conflicting stories on who killed pregnant woman
Girls soccer: Alexandria silenced despite attacking outburst
Frisch: September walleyes: Don't stop movin'
Morken: Flak for officials? I've seen it in this job
Volleyball: Arrows swept by CGB
Boys soccer: Cathedral upends Cards in 4-3 final
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Frisch: September walleyes: Don't stop movin'
Morken: Hunters find ducks flying on opener
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Mary C. Fath
Jason E. Johnson
Ruth Hanson Myhre
Oscar M. Pederson
Paid Political Letter: Hearings are a Democratic circus of deception
Paid Political Letter: U.S. senators lack compassion
Paid Political Letter: Know your candidates before you vote
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
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letter to the editor
August 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Vietnam veterans deserve apology
To the editor: In response to Gary Brink, a Vietnam veteran (Aug. 15 letter to the editor, "Vietnam veterans felt snubbed."): I would like to thank him and all the service people who signed their names to say, "yes" to Uncle Sam's call to serve and protect our great country, to go...
August 27, 2018 - 7:01am
August 25, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Change in fair's flower competition is wrong
To the editor: At the 2017 event, the Douglas County Fair announced that next year, 2018, a person couldn't compete in the flower arranging competition the following year if you were a previous winner. This seems wrong and unfair for any event. Clearly, this was aimed at me because...
August 25, 2018 - 9:47am
August 24, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Media promotes fear-mongering
To the editor: Larry Leighton (July 27 letter to the editor), if you would have taken the time to read the letter I was referring to and read my whole letter you would realize that it wasn't about President Trump or lies. It was about people who get a piece of information that fits...
August 24, 2018 - 5:46pm
August 23, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Countering fear-mongering and bigotry
To the editor: A reader wrote that "Muslims are not willing to accept U.S. laws," which is an absolute statement and which further stokes fear and bigotry in some by implying that Sharia law will take over America. Every day in this country, Muslim Americans take an oath to uphold...
August 23, 2018 - 9:26am
Letter to the Editor: Event strengthens our community
To the editor: I would like to say thank you to the Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria City employees who put forth a great effort to organize, set-up and tear down for the Community Night Out on August 7. A second thank you to the local organizations who had display tables...
August 23, 2018 - 8:27am
August 19, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Diet can reduce greenhouse gas emissions
To the editor: With scorching heat and raging wildfires in the West and torrential downpours and massive flooding in the East, global warming is not just about a gentle sea rise any more. These tragic consequences of dumping greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, call for drastic...
August 19, 2018 - 7:48am
August 17, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Come to the political meeting tomorrow
To the editor: At the time the Second Amendment was written, citizens and government had incredibly busy similar weapons of sophistication. I ought to be able to have a howitzer, and some surface to air, then. Seriously, folks, and I'm not alone. Local luminaries agree, although I...
August 17, 2018 - 9:49am
August 16, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Every dollar hospital spends is important
To the editor: Regarding the forfeiture of Medicare reimbursement, it appears that the hospital administration and board are painfully lacking in oversight responsibilities. If penalties are being assessed for catheter usage associated infections, then it should be monitored closely,...
August 16, 2018 - 10:11am
August 15, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Vietnam veterans felt snubbed
To the editor: This is in response to the article on Aug. 3 about the Miltona VFW closing. When Vietnam era veterans came home, the policy of VFWs was that Vietnam wasn't a real war and that Vietnam veterans were not eligible to join. As their ranks of WW II and Korean War vets thinned,...
August 15, 2018 - 12:09pm
Letter to the Editor: Great turnout, support for Community Night Out
To the editor: On behalf of the Alexandria Police Department as well as the city of Alexandria, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the organizations that contributed to our annual Community Night Out, which was held at Alexandria City Park on August 7.
August 15, 2018 - 6:09am
August 13, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Abortion terminates a life's possibilities
To the editor: Isn't technology wonderful? Today we can make a call to just about anywhere from just about anywhere. We can ask the internet just about anything and get an answer. With a computer, we can solve complex problems in a fraction of a second. But what if these advances...
August 13, 2018 - 10:15am
August 6, 2018
Letter to the Editor: The problem of cognitive dissonance
To the editor: This is why people get upset when their beliefs are challenged. A mental conflict occurs when beliefs are contradicted by new information. This conflict activates areas of the brain involved in personal identity and emotional response to threats. The brains alarms go...
August 6, 2018 - 10:41am
August 5, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Praying for veterans, every day
To the editor: I read the with some excitement, and some sadness, the announcement of the fundraising plan to gather $989,000 for a monument to local veterans. I wish is could be $10 million but at the same time, I am saddened by the thought. Before anyone goes "deep six," I truly...
August 5, 2018 - 10:15am
August 4, 2018
Letter to the Editor: God is in control of the earth
To the editor: The Citizens' Climate Lobby continues to try to convince people that we are causing the earth to warm and the seas to rise. We did not create the earth — God did. Adam and Eve were driven from the Garden of Eden and told to work the land. God cursed the earth...
August 4, 2018 - 10:34am
August 1, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Family fled from Russia
To the editor: My family lived in a hole in the ground for three days that my dad had dug. They could hear the Russian army walking over the top. Everything had been destroyed and burned. My family fled from Russia the winter of 1942-43. For 10 years they didn't have a home, fleeing...
August 1, 2018 - 12:56pm