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May is Community Action Month

May 28, 2014 To the Editor: Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson declared the “Unconditional War on Poverty.”?For 50 years, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. more »»

No Nepotism or Cronyism

May 15, 2014 Letter to the Editor: As Chairman of Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) I would like to thank the Emmetsburg Community School Board for the very professional way they are going about selectin... more »»

Would You?

May 15, 2014 o the Editor: Would you treat yourself and your bedroom like most of our top soil is treated? Rock phosphate, when it comes from the mine, can only be advertized as a 0-3-0. more »»

Champion Cheerleader

May 15, 2014 To the Editor: As we watched the West Elementary Track meet on Friday, May 9th, we could not help enjoying the wonderful job of announcing Debbie Walsh was doing from the Hawk's Nest. more »»

Items For The “To Do List”

May 13, 2014 Dear Editor, The City appears to be on a course to put a 'fresh coat of paint' in our downtown area. Focus is also pointed to erecting a new Community Building. more »»

More Food Needed In The Future?

May 1, 2014 To the Editor: Last February I wrote a small editorial, more like a notice, of a speaker to be at Alexandria, MN, stating that he is growing his corn for $1.24 cost per bushel. more »»

Citizens For Responsible Government

April 24, 2014 Dear Editor, This letter is written for the purpose of informing your readers about a way they can participate in a positive discussion about community service and public affairs focused on the... more »»

Do Your Research And Take A Stand

April 24, 2014 Letter to the Editor: I am an affected landowner and also on the board of The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance. more »»

High 5 Rural Traffic Safety Project

April 15, 2014 To the Editor: As a resident of rural, northwest Iowa I think that our way of life is often discounted by many who choose to live in more populated urban area. more »»

Could It Happen Here In Iowa?

April 10, 2014 To the Editor: A little before 1980 we moved to Minnesota. A number of years before that another family moved to that area and farmed. They had moved from the San Francisco area of California. more »»

Call For Convention of States

April 8, 2014 Dear Editor: Some people think the federal government has intruded too much into too many aspect of our lives, exceeding its defined limits. more »»

April 8 Is Equal Pay Day

April 8, 2014 To the Editor: One way to help families move from poverty into the middle class is to provide equal pay for working women. more »»

Wake Up Consumers: Fight Against Corporate Take-Over of Our Food System

April 3, 2014 To the Editor: This was written, some time ago, by Marie Zellar, director of Clean Water Action Minnesota, St. Paul. more »»

Cultural Film Series Begins April 5

March 27, 2014 Dear Editor, You are all invited to watch Happy, the first film of our new cultural film series, and it’s free. The film will be shown just once, on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. more »»

Disappointed / Upset / Frustrated

March 27, 2014 To the Editor: Because of the recent resignations of music teachers at Emmetsburg School and the School Board meeting on 02-19-2014, I have been so disappointed, upset and frustrated with the... more »»

“Honest, Efficient and Service Oriented”

March 20, 2014 To the Editor: A few days ago, I came across a copy of the Democrat from last September that I had set aside, and re-read the tribute to Jerry Hofstad after his unexpected passing. more »»

Music Department Cuts

March 18, 2014 To Whom it May Concern: I am deeply saddened to learn about the proposed Music Program cuts for the 2014-2015 school year. more »»

Watch Where The Snow Has Drifted

March 11, 2014 To Whom it May Concern, Last fall I wrote an editorial requesting farmers to mow, disk or burn fence rows or the edges of fields to prevent drifting during the winter. more »»

POET: Thank You For Your Participation

March 11, 2014 To the editor: As General Manager of POET Biorefining - Emmetsburg, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the entire community of Emmetsburg for your continued support of biofuels and the... more »»

Move From Grief and Resentment to Action

February 27, 2014 o The Editor, Congratulations to the City Council and the City Administrator on the quick removal of trees and the swift progress toward the building of our new Community Center. more »»



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