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Freedom and responsibility


By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

A surprising light note surfaced recently, a reference to UFO’s and speculating if there is intelligent life on other planets which prompts the question, “Is there ‘intelligent’ life on this planet?”

Americans are being held hostage by unprecedented political circumstances. What brought us to this point? The answer reduced to the simplest terms, “greed and apathy”.

Human beings are born with free will. Daily we are confronted with the struggle between good and evil, in ourselves and in others, to a varying degree. Society is ordered by a set of rules. At the center is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We are taught from the time we are born that freedom comes with responsibility. Confusion results when evil masquerades as good.

During the current Presidential campaign the Republicans have demonstrated a proclivity for promoting lies. They have denied that our climate has deteriorated exponentially due to human activity. They call this a “hoax”. By denying the truth they absolve themselves of responsibility.

For fifty years the NRA has been lying to Americans, proclaiming, “The government wants to take away your guns!” Republicans fervently vow their devotion to “the Second Amendment” and enthusiastically embrace the NRA. The main concern of the NRA is not our safety. It is a lobby dedicated to opposing regulations of guns and promoting sales for the manufacturers.

The Republican platform calls for making abortion illegal. This is prompted by a sincere desire to protect the life of babies in utero but women’s reproductive health is extremely complex and must be dealt with by women and their doctors and not by legislators. Pro-life advocates call those who disagree with them “baby killers”. In reality, pro-choice advocates are not “for” abortion. They are for education and providing the means to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

Dispensing with the truth opened a path for the ascendance of a “new” kind of presidential candidate. The stage was set for Donald Trump! He is a con artist and sees campaigning for President as the ultimate game. He enjoys manipulating people like pawns on a chess board. He has dominated the media with an unrelenting bombardment of lies. The bigger the lie, the more fun it is for him watching as his minions flock to support him. His words have no more substance than bubbles .....
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Mr. and Miss Buffalo Bill chosen

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Features

As Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. quickly approaches, the Buffalo Bill Days committee decided to hold an essay contest for the fifth graders at the Lanesboro school. The winners of that contest were announced during an awards ceremony at ..... 
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Letter about Davids and the cigarette excise tax cut...

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Our State Representative Greg Davids thinks that making cigarettes cheaper is a good idea. He wants to help big out- of-state tobacco companies at the expense of people’s health. His cigarette excise tax cut will cost Minnesotans ..... 
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David LeRoy Newton

Tue, May 31st, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

David LeRoy Newton was born June 24, 1939 in Lanesboro, Minnesota to Floyd and Cora (Thompson) Newton. He attended Mabel High School and then served in the United States Army with the 1st Missile Battalion 40th Artillery Division at Ft. Bliss, Texas ..... 
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8th Annual Rhubarb Run promises miles of smiles

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are invited to kick up their heels Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m. at Lanesboro’s family-friendly annual Rhubarb Run. Participants can choose either a 5K or a 1-mile fun run along the banks of the picturesque R ..... 
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Lanesboro School congratulates FFA members

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board met for their regular meeting on May 19 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The bills and financial statement were approved along with the treasurer’s report. Pam Ristau will no longer be doing the annual audit ..... 
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Gudrun Marie Storhoff

Tue, May 24th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Gudrun Marie Storhoff, 99, of Lanesboro passed away May 24, 2016 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Gudrun was born February 1, 1917 in Wildrose, North Dakota to Gabriel and Margit (Stoke) Dybing. Gudrun married Norman Storhoff July 1 ..... 
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Letter about where’s Jeremy?... To the Editor,

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Sen. Miller has missed another important day at the Capitol. Despite representing a college town and being the minority lead on the Senate Higher Education Committee, he missed Friday’s hearing of the higher education finance bill. The hearing was ..... 
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Rhubarb Festival celebrates the most curious and delicous perennial in the garden

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Rhubarb: Minnesota’s funniest fruit. Or is it a vegetable? On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lanesboro invites cooks, comedians, runners, and everyone with a taste for sweet and tart foods to come celebrate rhubarb at the annual Rh ..... 
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