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Letter about NRA letter


Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

A couple of days ago I received a letter, a passionate defense of the NRA’s interpretation of the Second Amendment.

Yesterday a 6 month baby girl was killed when her father was changing her diaper in a mini-van in Chicago.

In a commentary I accused the NRA of “contributing to a climate of fear and paranoia.” My protagonist asked “exactly what fear the NRA initiated?”

The NRA for many years has been saying that our Government is the enemy. The Government will take away our guns. Be afraid. Be very afraid. They refer to what happened in Germany with Hitler and the Nazis and warn that without them to protect our Second Amendment rights the same thing can happen in this country.

This is not true. Hitler was a Dictator. In this country we have a Democracy with power divided between the Executive, Legistlative and Judicial branches of government. The President makes proposals which don’t become law without the approval of Congress. Congress is made up of representatives who we vote into office. They are friends and neighbors. They share our concerns and interests such as protecting our homes and a love of hunting. The government is “us.” Our ownership of guns is not threatened by our government.

My friend from the NRA might point out at this point that the President is Commander and Chief of the Military and has some latitude in making decisions about our National Security. Still, Congress controls spending. The balance of power as stated in the Constitution safeguards our freedom.

In recent years we have seen parts of our country become a war zone, children murdered on the way to school. The NRA defines liberty and freedom in terms of no restrictions or regulations on their guns.

The preamble to the Constitution includes to “insure domestic Tranquility” and to “promote the general Welfare.” We must support the effort to confront the growing violence. We must try to replace hate, fear and ignorance with love, compassion and reason.

Yvonne Nyenhuis

Lanesboro, MN

Snakes, Reptiles & Amphibians! Documentary Film will feature southeast Minnesota as one of five international field locations.

Thu, Mar 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro The Great Outdoors

Lanesboro, Minn. – Snakes! Reptiles & Amphibians! Don’t miss the opportunity to see these on the big screen in the documentary film “Herpers III: Tales from the Field” which features southeast Minnesota as one of five international field lo ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre To Continue Audio Description

Tue, Mar 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company located in historic downtown Lanesboro, is proud to announce the renewal of the audio-description service to enhance the enjoyment of live theatre for audience members with low vision. On specially-des ..... 
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Keith Millard Koch

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Keith Millard Koch, 82, of Lanesboro, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at his home of cancer, surrounded by his family. Keith was born March 31, 1930, in Preston Iowa, to Henry and Lula A. (Miller) Koch. He attended school and then joined the U. S. Arm ..... 
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Lanesboro Library receives donation

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Local Artist Barb Keith (left) donates her stained glass mosaic “Dusty Bill” to the Lanesboro Public Library and Director Tara Johnson. The work illustrates a nursery rhyme in her book, “The Girls and Boys of Mother Goose,” available at the l ..... 
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The Lanesboro Barn Dance starts it’s 19th season

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will hold its first dance of the 2013 series on Saturday, March 23, at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, MN. Starting time is 8:00 PM and admission is $7.00 at the door. Guest fiddler Tim Foss from Soldiers Grove, WI w ..... 
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Aryana Grace Himle

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Ryan and Alysha Himle of Lanesboro, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aryana Grace. Aryana was born February 27, 2013. Grandparents are Gary and LeAnn Olson of Lanesboro, Minn. and Dennie and Kristi Himle of Claremont, Minn ..... 
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FCLMC’s Anderson ‘pins’ state runner-up title

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Sports

Niko Anderson is a junior at Lanesboro High School and a wrestler for the Fillmore Central-Lanesboro-Mabel-Canton Wolves’ wrestling team. Now a person can tag the title “Class A 170 pound state runner-up” to his list of titles after the indivi ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 16th Annual Ibsen Festival

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Mn - The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its 16th Annual Ibsen Festival is April 12-14 in downtown Lanesboro. Named for the acclaimed “Father of Modern Drama,” the Festival, a celebration of Scandinavian theatre, visual art, musi ..... 
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