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April 22, 2012
Your Letters: Problems with assessments unsolved
A petition by MS 273.0645 signed by Wolf Lake township residents requesting a review of local assessment practices was submitted to the commissioner of Revenue by Rep. Mark Murdock. A Department of Revenue report signed by Mr. McCormick dated Feb. 29, 2012 was forwarded to the Becker...
April 22, 2012 - 12:56pm
January 23, 2012
Your Letters: A plea for Paul
The president insists that a continuous flow of euphuistic rhetoric will win him a second term. I hope he continues down this path. To be fair, both parties have abandoned trying to find practical, meaningful solutions to our county's problems by outlining their ideas in simple,...
January 23, 2012 - 12:35pm
December 19, 2011
Your Letters: School lunches have too little fat content
In my years of study on animal nutrition, and now with work on the school lunch program, I note the similarities in farm animals such as pigs, cows and chickens. As a youth, my father fed pigs a basic grain diet (carbohydrates). The pigs produced a 1 1/2 to 2 inch layer of side and...
opinion / education
December 19, 2011 - 1:54pm
Your Letters: The GOP makes a virtue of ignorance
The Republican presidential contest in America looks like a "freak show," says the German paper "Der Spiegel." The candidates vie with one another to spew the most outrageous hard-right positions, denying evolution, while endorsing torture and joking about electrocuting illegal immigrants....
December 19, 2011 - 1:52pm
December 12, 2011
Your letters: God is a what?
Got the scare of my life the day in church! Just sitting at this table after services drinking my coffee and this friend came up to me and said, "Well, did you hear that this morning?" And before I could say, "What?" my friend said, "God is a Republican!" I sputtered something like,...
December 12, 2011 - 2:59pm
Your letters: Sex education: is it working?
The incident that occurred at Penn State recently regarding the molestation of little boys and the teachers who have been found having sexual encounters with students in recent years proves that sex education in public schools is certainly improving! Victor J. Kern Wadena
December 12, 2011 - 2:57pm
Your letters: A heartbreaking scene, but a heroic response
The Bluffton Fire Dept and Rescue held their annual Turkey Bingo Fundraiser last Friday evening at the Bluffton Community Center. A large crowd attended as did my wife Jeanne and I, along with several other members of our family. Over the years we've seen fire trucks and members...
December 12, 2011 - 2:56pm
Your Letters: Sound policies led to state surplus
It has only been a few months since we put the new state budget in place, but the improvements we made already are paying off with a nearly $900 million state surplus now projected by Minnesota Management & Budget. This is refreshing news after four years of budget shortfalls under...
December 12, 2011 - 2:54pm
Your Letters: Tea Party movement alive and well
A few weeks ago a flaming liberal from Battle Lake wrote, and said, he was searching for the "Old Republican Party." He thought that the party was "kidnapped" and complained that the Tea Party had infiltrated its ranks and had taken it over! I'm here to tell Rod Broding that the...
December 12, 2011 - 2:53pm
December 4, 2011
Your letters: Tea Party reclaimed the GOP, didn't 'kidnap' it
Rod Broding of Battle Lake wrote a letter recently titled "Missing: The Republican party of old." Rod criticized the Republicans of today for not respecting the president. He said the Republicans of old respected the president "regardless of who the president was." I wonder if Rod...
December 4, 2011 - 8:21pm
Your letters: The problem is assessment appraisal
The reason why Minnesota property taxes are at the breaking point are primarily local spending at unsustainable levels and the inability of our legislature to recognize the real problem of the outdated property tax assessment system. Rep. Marquart announces that replacing "homestead...
December 4, 2011 - 8:19pm
Your letters: Another veteran star story
I enjoyed Mike Ittner's article on "Veterans are the real stars" in the Nov. 19 edition. Thought I'd tell you about another real star. My sister and husband, Darlene and Jim Kurz, formerly from rural Hewitt but now live in Texas, have a 20-year-old grandson named Kenton Kurz, a...
December 4, 2011 - 8:18pm
November 27, 2011
Your letters: Don't think we pay enough?
I have the solution to those who think that we need to increase taxes to solve the budget problems of the state and federal governments. Send a gift to the IRS. Double what the IRS says you owe. Your taxes will go up and you can feel good that you are solving the problem. Now I know...
November 27, 2011 - 11:36am
Your letters: RINOs part of the problem
It is quite telling in Rod Broding's letter of Nov. 19 in the Pioneer Journal that he feels the place for Republicans is as yes-men for the myth of the supposed superior intellect of the left. RINO Republicans have been complicit in the economic debacle perpetrated by cradle to...
November 27, 2011 - 11:35am
November 20, 2011
Your letters: Critics of homestead credit changes offer no solutions
In the Nov. 5 issue of the Wadena PJ, Rep. Paul Marquart wrote a letter criticizing the current legislators for eliminating the homestead tax credit. The previous week former state senator Dan Skogen wrote a letter criticizing the current legislators for "cutting" school budgets....
November 20, 2011 - 2:16pm