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Additional Deputy Needed

November 28, 2017 In December of 2016 I approached the Palo Alto County Supervisors with a request to hire an additional Deputy to the Sheriff’s Office staff. more »»


November 14, 2017 We have so many disasters in the world now. The hurricane in Houston, massive devastation, lives lost, was a natural disaster. The hurricane in Florida, massive devastation, lives lost there als. more »»

Good Discussion at School Board Meeting

November 14, 2017 The Emmetsburg public school system has come a long way. I remember when the topic of school “sharing” could be heate. more »»

Retired Nurse Left With Many Questions

October 26, 2017 Dear Editor: As a retired staff member from Palo Alto County Hospital, I feel such a sadness at the recent terminations that has disrupted so many lives. It also leaves me with many questions. more »»

Invenergy Application does Not Comply

October 24, 2017 Evidence the proposed Industrial Wind Project will not meet county regulations. more »»

Don’t Let Them Walk Away

October 24, 2017 It seems to me that all of the wind turbine energy complainers just need to look around them and realize that there are no problems in other areas that have them, and that they never had the... more »»

Don Quixote,Revisted, Part II

October 19, 2017 Editor’s Note: Due to the length of this Letter to the Editor, it has run in two parts. To read part one, please see The Reporter published on Tuesday, Oct. 17. more »»

Don Quixote, Revisted

October 17, 2017 Editor’s Note: The?Letter to the Editor “Don Quixote, Revisted” will run in two parts due to length. Please read part two in Thursday’s The Democrat. more »»

Thank You Eric, Mary, Thomas, and Aliza

October 12, 2017 One of the best "public statements" made on behalf of the Wind Energy project in Palo Alto County appeared in this newspaper recently. more »»

Raising Awareness for Cerebral Palsy

October 10, 2017 For the past nineteen 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 organization dedicated to... more »»

Threatening good health and peace

October 3, 2017 Well, the Board of Supervisors heard more objections to the proposed wind turbine project both at the public hearing on the 21st and again last Tuesday. Sadly, they don’t seem to be listenin. more »»

We support wind energy and encourage you to do the same

October 3, 2017 Take a minute and imagine your life without electricity. more »»

Benefits of Wind Energy in Palo Alto

October 3, 2017 As a long-time resident and landowner near Emmetsburg, I am writing to express my support for Invenergy wind farm development within the county. more »»

New form of worship???

September 28, 2017 When I saw the controversy that has emerged from the wind energy program, with the destruction of land and neighborliness, I thought I would see what a higher form of government said. more »»

Do Unto Others...

September 12, 2017 At the Supervisor’s meeting last Tuesday I went to watch Invenergy begin to file their site plan. The Supervisors have also set a date for a public comment meeting. more »»

Is wind energy the direction we want to go?

September 12, 2017 Last week a guest editorial extolled the potential of wind turbines as a boundless energy source. more »»

Educational Investment

August 31, 2017 To the editor: In 1979, Theodore W. Schultz, chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, along with his colleague W. Arthur Lewis, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economi. more »»

Emmetsburg Country School

August 29, 2017 The Schools in Palo Alto County will soon be filled with noises, and the country school at the fair grounds will once again be standing quietly, but during the Palo Alto County Fair, it was busy... more »»

Big Winds Bogus Subsidies - Part II

August 3, 2017 If the subsidies run out in less than ten years or whatever is agreed upon , what happens to the wind turbine company ? They could take care of it themselves or they may make a very lucrative offer... more »»

Big Winds Bogus Subsidies

August 1, 2017 EDITOR’S?NOTE: Due to the length of this Letter to the Editor, it will be run in two parts. Please find part 2 in The Democrat on Thursday, August . more »»



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