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A losing battle for 40 years

April 21, 2015 The other day as I was having a moment with some honey roasted peanuts, I had a depressing thought. I have been trying to lose weight for 40 years. Forty. Years. more »»

Buffer strips will do a lot for water quality

April 21, 2015 To the editor: This letter is in response to Tim Waibel’s letter regarding buffer strips and wetlands. more »»

Whistles still blowing over VA problems

April 20, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliatio. more »»

Worry about Iran proposal is bipartisan

April 19, 2015 President Barack Obama takes virtually every opportunity to insist it is Republicans in Congress who are trying to torpedo what he insists is a reasonable plan to keep Iran from building nuclear... more »»

Protect kids with immunizations

April 19, 2015 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 18, 2015 Umlauts for all Minnesota Gov. more »»

Old Country Music and the Bible

April 18, 2015 To the editor: I hope this doesn’t sound like a preacher but these are a few thoughts that I had after church on Sunday about how old country song titles and verses compare to the Bible and have the... more »»

Dayton right to push ambitious Pre-K plan

April 17, 2015 Governor Mark Dayton is a believer in focusing attention on educating young children. more »»

Just a ‘slight’ increase

April 16, 2015 Federal deficit spending is up only “slightly” from last year’s levels, according to a report this week. During the first six months of the fiscal year, deficit spending was $2. more »»

Driving’s tough enough without distractions

April 15, 2015 Every now and then law enforcement agencies crack down on one particular driving infraction, such as drunk driving, or not buckling your seat belt, or speeding. more »»

National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 15, 2015 To the editor: April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day! The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community... more »»

Setting limits by law

April 14, 2015 Apparently it has come to this: Some members of Congress believe they must stipulate by law that President Barack Obama must obey the law. more »»

Wetlands ‘study’ is all wet

April 14, 2015 To the editor: As a proud family farmer in Courtland, my blood was boiling after reading a front-page story in The Journal April 6 about a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study that claimed... more »»

Anniversary of Lincoln’s death

April 14, 2015 To the editor: A leader whose life was in constant danger was assassinated 150 years ago today, April 14. He died about seven o’clock the following mornin. more »»

Clinton a lock for Democratic nod

April 13, 2015 Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady, former senator, former secretary of state, made official on Sunday what everyone knew she was going to do, announcing in a video that she will seek the... more »»

Farm groups, governor should work together on water quality plan

April 12, 2015 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has a plan to create 50-foot buffer strips along waterways in the state. more »»

50 foot buffers will not improve water quality

April 12, 2015 To the editor: Farmers and rural residents should be very upset with Governor Dayton’s “50 foot buffer strip” policy initiative. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 11, 2015 Cuts good for jobs? THUMBS DOWN: Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have a long history of arguing to give this state a better business climate and create more jobs. more »»

Please join the CROP WALK

April 11, 2015 To the editor: It is time for our CROP WALK once again and we invite your participation. Several local churches are involved in the planning of this community event. more »»

Little Brother is watching, too

April 10, 2015 “Big Brother Is Watching You” was the threatening, cautionary motto in “1984”, George Orwell’s cautionary novel of big government controlling the lives and liberties of the individual citizens, who... more »»



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