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January 12, 2016 Dear Editor, Are you aware that if we went to a single payer health care system, we would save hundreds of billions of dollars a year??592 billion, my computer just told me! Wouldn’t that make a nic... more »»

Employees vs Beavers?

December 29, 2015 I thought it was interesting that two of our supervisors voted against a full time employee at the Transfer Station to “save the county money”. more »»

Standing Up To Big Oil

December 10, 2015 To the editor, On November 30th, the EPA finally announced the long-awaited Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016. more »»

An Open Apology

November 27, 2015 Letter to the editor: My Name is Richard L. Jones. I grew up on an Iowa farm and have lived in Iowa all my life. I was employed in the banking industry in Iowa for almost 30 year. more »»

Iowa Lakes Referendum To Voters in February

November 17, 2015 To the Editor: Following action by the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees on October 20, 2015, a proposed bond referendum will be placed in front of voters in this region on February 2,... more »»

A Night In Camelot

November 12, 2015 To the Editor: On November 7, 2015, Molly Burdorf and Kyle Dietrich, their family and friends, spent an evening in Camelot. The Shores was the location of their wedding reception. more »»

‘The Truth Behind My Actions’

November 12, 2015 To the Editor: Let me begin by thanking all of our Emmetsburg residents who got out and exercised their right to vote. more »»

Organic Open House

November 5, 2015 To the Editor: It’s again this year! Albert Lea Seed is having an Organic Open House. Gabe Brown will be one of the speakers. more »»

Challenge to Supervisors

November 5, 2015 To the Editor, At the October 13, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Ed Noonan stated “I don’t think we need to give insurance to everybody”. It seems Mr. more »»

A Need For Leadership

October 22, 2015 To the Editor:   While The Shores, as constructed, may be a beautiful venue for large events; it is also in direct competition with the casino and many other local facilities and businesses to host... more »»

Something In The Wind?

October 22, 2015 To the Editor: I’ve heard that there are wind developers hoping to build 100 wind turbines in Palo Alto County. more »»

Getting The Facts Straight

October 20, 2015 Letter to the editor. Getting the facts straight. I normally don’t respond to letters to the editor because they are someone’s opinion. more »»

Responding To Criticisms

October 20, 2015 Letter to the Editor We would like to respond to the letters to the editor criticizing the actions of Pete Hamilton and the group, Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG). more »»

Raising Awareness For Cerebral Palsy

October 13, 2015 Letter to the Editor: For the past seventeen years the Palo Alto County 4-H County Council has been sponsoring a bike ride to raise money for the Pedal with Pete Foundation, a philanthropic... more »»

An Open Letter

October 13, 2015 o The Editor I believe Pete Hamilton has been active in an organization called Citizens for Responsible Government. more »»

Local Democracy In Action

October 8, 2015 To The Editor: All of the candidates for city council and mayor have been invited to an open community forum at the VFW on Thursday, October 15. more »»

A Harvest Prayer

October 8, 2015 To the Editor: We hope for a great harvest. It’s good for all of us! We are grateful to our farm economy, but we are also aware of the risks and we pray for their safet. more »»

By Example

October 6, 2015 To The Editor: What a great weekend to be a part of as we gathered Saturday morning at the Fairgrounds to bag around 90,000 bags of food to be shipped to the hungry around the World. more »»

A Closer Look At Gender Equity

October 6, 2015 Dear Editor, Recently, the Board of Supervisors had two applicants interested in appointment to the Civil Service Commission, Mary Hilfiker and Terry Klooster. more »»

West Elementary Staff Says “Thank You”

September 24, 2015 To The Editor: We would like to say thank you to the three outgoing Emmetsburg Community School District Board Members (Rick Brennan, Kathy Roethler and BJ Schany) as well as to the four remaining... more »»



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