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Mayhem in Missouri; Coming soon to a town near you?


By Jeff Erding

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Commentary

By Jeff Erding

American interests and citizens both at home and abroad face dire consequences from the destructive policies of the radical left. For solid information about the situation, please read on and prepare to be shocked at how badly Government “Of, By, and For The People” has gone astray….. and what can be done about it? It is a sad story of a golden opportunity lost by an administration unmatched in modern times by its ability to influence voters, but completely devoid of the experience and vision needed to provide effective leadership both foreign and domestic.

Elected by defeating a white war hero with a long record of achievement as a member of Congress, Mr. Obama’s administration was regarded as a turning point in improving racial relations in America. After all, without the votes of millions of white citizens he could not have won in either 2008 or 2012. Most Americans thought this was the dawning of a new age of race relations in America. An age reflecting the dream long held by citizens of every skin color and so eloquently expressed by the great American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King: “I dream of the day when all men are judged not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character!” Even those of us who voted for others because we felt them best qualified were able to console ourselves with the prospect of improved race relations in America and a chance to curb the escalation of crime and violence plaguing our larger cities.

Alas, it was all a pipe dream dashed to pieces by an administration with a total lack of experience, leadership skills, and a flawed political ideology that buys in to the tragically mistaken belief that a sort of caste system exists in America and minority people have no chance to be successful without a huge intervention from Big Government.

So how do misguided actions by the present administration contribute to our present woes in America? One way is by placing radical leftist lawyers in positions of authority in the Department of Justice.

A recent article in the Minneapolis Tribune (August 17,2014 by Alejandra Matos) outlined the problem faced by schools in the city of Minneapolis and replicated throughout America; a blatant attack on school discipline by the Obama Department of Justice, Civil Rights in Education Division.

The Administration has concluded that school discipline is often rac .....
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The summer of our discontent

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Lee H. Hamilton Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster fea ..... 
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Keeping Houston County citizens informed and involved

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Justin Zmyewski, Commissioner District #2 SAND = JOBS ??? FACT: Wisconsin has been blindsided by the frac sand industry. They now have more mines than any other state in the country. The mines have led to a 0.001 percent job growth for the en ..... 
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AmeriCorps LEAP Celebration

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Tim Penny President/CEO Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation As students everywhere gear up to go back to school, so are 20 AmeriCorps LEAP members. These members work one-on-one in pre-school classrooms with children who are at-risk of fal ..... 
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A deterioration of trust and respect in America

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

An environment of mutual trust and respect makes for good relationships of all kinds. Growing distrust of American institutions fuels dysfunction and disorder in society. Trust and respect are the glue that holds us together. They make our country ..... 
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WWII: Who really won, or lost?

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

I have a question whose answer runs against the grain a little. It is prompted by a very interesting book written by Diana West. Titled “American Betrayal” it turns, to some extent, the conventional view of WWII on its head. The question is ..... 
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Concerning women’s healthcare

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis We send representatives to the government to serve us. It is not our job to serve them. Over 90 percent of American women have used some kind of birth control in their lifetimes, yet it is harder every day for women to obtain a ..... 
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Guest commentary regarding Rushford-Peterson Schools

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Linda Hovland Thank You to Brett Kues and Stan Gudmundon for writing a letter to the editor. I am glad that there are people willing to talk about the new school. Whether you are for or against, I really think that there should be a lot of di ..... 
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Why government openness matters

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies ..... 
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