Opinions

  • Those that have and those that will

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:56pm CDT

    What’s on the Horizon for Public Health By Marcia Schroeder, RN, Horizon Public Health There is saying among pilots: There are those who have landed with the gear up, and those who are going to. My confession to you is I landed with my gear up. I had COVID-19! Normally I write these articles with the intention… Read More

  • Heavy rains, winds interrupt activities

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:33pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Last week’s unusually wet weather was something different after last year, when it seemed we were looking at every cloud hoping something wet would fall from it. Tuesday’s senior golf morning start was cancelled by rain. Wednesday we showed up and gave it a shot after believing the radar that… Read More

  • Big issues remain in limbo as session nears finish line

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:29pm CDT

    Notes from the Capitol By Rep. Paul Anderson The legislative session is rapidly drawing to a close with this being the last full week of work in St. Paul. There is sometimes talk of a special session to complete passage of major bills, but that likely won’t be the case this year because the two-year budget… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:28pm CDT

    If you don’t condemn it, you condone it From Gordy Wagner, Glenwood Have we fallen this far as a society?  The letter writer of a few weeks ago brought up excellent points concerning the vile, disgusting political signs on 210th Avenue on the outskirts of Glenwood.  I’m wondering if my friends who are Republican approve… Read More

  • ‘Buddy Poppies will be showing up soon

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:25pm CDT

    Guest Opinion Submitted by the Starbuck VFW Post 4582 Auxiliary With MEMORIAL DAY just a few weeks away we will soon see “BUDDY POPPIES” showing up around town everywhere.  The history of the red poppy dates back to World War I when Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae noticed red poppies blooming in the battlefields where… Read More

  • Letting Go

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:23pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist A kind friend asked me yesterday if I wanted to celebrate syttende mai with her group in Sons of Norway. I told her syttende mai was painful for me and that I would think about it. Being a kind and compassionate person, she told me she understood. But… Read More

  • Plant sale returns!

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:22pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Join University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Douglas County on May 21 for the return of their annual plant sale. This year, the sale will be held at the Alexandria Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Many of you look forward to purchasing plants that have been divided from… Read More

  • Mother’s Day 2022

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:22pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist After celebrating Mother’s Day last May 8th, I got to thinking of my own Mom, who would have been 122 years old last March 7. She was born in the year 1900, so it was not hard to figure out how old she was. She lived to the ripe… Read More

  • Is it live or is it Memorex?

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:21pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist Has anyone ever heard of the National Fish Decoy Association? Neither had I until about two weeks ago. This non-profit hosts the largest spearing decoy show in the United States. It was held in Perham on the weekend of April 23-24. There were many different kinds of decoys there… Read More

  • Hunting for spring wildflowers

    Published on May 16, 2022 at 3:20pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Across the street from our home is a wooded park filled with budding wildflowers where it’s easy for wild creatures to hide. At one time we had deer, raccoons, bunnies and a red fox living somewhere in those woods where my Beagle Buddy and I took daily walks.  … Read More

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