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Letter about veterans...


Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

It is good to hear from our veterans, especially our local vets. Ron Scheevel wrote a great commentary (“Vietnam by an ‘old’ soldier”) on his thoughts and memories of the Vietnam War. We would love to hear more from these guys. Their personal experiences are treasures for us to learn from, and to remember their sacrifices.

My dad was a combat veteran in WWII. He started to “open up” about his tour through Germany and later fighting the Japanese in the Philippines, but not saying anything about it until he was nearly 80 years old. His front-line experiences with his infantry unit were truly something else.

Like most veterans, you would never know about the unspeakable horrors of war they saw, because they come back and quietly carry on.

Ron’s list of books to read are all excellent. My Dad gave me a book, “Citizen Soldier”, by Stephen Ambrose. He claimed this to be the most accurate portrayal of life on the front line in WWII.

I read it and was then able to ask questions, opening a discussion with him about what happened, and what it was like to fight with a rifle in Germany and a mortar in the Pacific.

My hat is off to Ron Scheevel and all the vets who fought for our freedoms in America we now enjoy...and much too often take for granted.

Sincerely,

Brian Huggenvik

Harmony, MN

Letter about land buffers...

Sat, May 23rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Residents who were incorrectly concerned that I do not support land buffers can rest easier tonight. The Minn. legislature has approved a provision that builds on the successful example of counties and landowners that have used a v ..... 
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Letter about appalled at Greg Davids’ irresponsibility...

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As a farmer, I would like to say I am in favor of the 50 foot setback along rivers and streams. We can argue about whether the setback should be 50 feet or 100 feet, but we cannot argue about the need to protect our water from pestic ..... 
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Letter about getting to know God personally...

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, One of the joys of my life is reading the Bible. As I daily open the scriptures, I find its words bring comfort, encouragement, guidance, and also correction. The Apostle Paul wrote: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for ..... 
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Letter about 50 foot buffer zones along rivers and streams...

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Greg Rendahl recently expressed his disappointment with my opposition to Governor Dayton’s idea requiring 50-foot buffer zones along rivers and streams. He thinks I’m catering to the interests of a few “greedy” farmers. Re ..... 
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Letter about continuing the conversation of the Bible as “God’s Word”...

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Continuing the conversation of the Bible as “God’s Word,” Craig Earley’s recent letter seeks to justify God’s killing of humans for their “wickedness”. Let’s imagine our nation deciding to use the “Word of God” ..... 
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Letter about an oil boom...

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The oil boom article by Jeff has very little fact in it. Jeff says you need facts? First he starts out by jabbing President on economy, says slowest recovery in ten recoveries. Mr. Gusa noted he created more jobs in six years than ..... 
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Letter about response to Greg Rendahl’s letter...

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, When you talk about picking and choosing, Greg, you do a good job yourself. You say the Bible was written by men. You are right, but you choose to leave out the fact that those men were inspired by God to write the Bible. You say G ..... 
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Letter about government accountability in Houston County...

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The frac sand debate in Houston County has mushroomed into a question of government accountability. It turns out that Planning and Zoning Administrator, Bob Scanlon, has retaliated against not only frac sand opponents, but also farm ..... 
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