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November 27, 2016
Letter to the editor: Stop the hate
I have been astounded by the constant barrage of hate crimes occurring in the United States over the recent months. A person cannot watch the news without hearing about some form of harassment, threat or violence being committed against a person. The Southern Poverty Law Center has...
November 27, 2016 - 9:28am
July 25, 2016
Letter: Report raises Menahga open enrollment concerns
I attended the Menahga School Board regular meeting on July 18 to listen to the report from FJJ company. Jeff Schultz from FJJ explained the results they accumulated from the meetings held with students, faculty, business members and local citizens. The growth of our in district students...
July 25, 2016 - 8:38am
July 17, 2016
Letter: Progressive logic
In a June letter to the editor Mr. Lee Purrier, a self-proclaimed progressive, chose to ascribe the characteristic of racist to conservatives without explaining how conservatives are racist. In July, Mr. Purrier in responding to a challenge to explain his comment wrote, "The only...
July 17, 2016 - 10:34am
July 11, 2016
Letter: Challenge response to previous letter
Jerry Grudem requested a response to his letter objecting to my use of the phrase, "supported his (Obama’s) efforts and successes despite racist obstruction from the conservative right of the Republican Party". The phrase was used in contradicting unsupportable incompetence charges...
July 11, 2016 - 10:09am
June 22, 2016
Letter: Read and learn more about conservatives
This is in response to Mr. Purrier’s suggestion in his recent letter in this paper. If one follows his suggestion of listening to Robert Reich’s progressive "educational and entertaining" clips we find he describes selected social and economic problems with solutions subject to...
June 22, 2016 - 10:49am
June 15, 2016
Letter: Dayton busy playing politics
Thank you for your front-page article on Governor Dayton’s pocket veto of the tax cut bill. What it clearly shows is that the political process in Minnesota is deeply flawed. The actions of the Governor were petty and personal and demonstrated a total disregard for the welfare of...
June 15, 2016 - 1:20pm
June 8, 2016
Letter: Profound moment brought smiles
The Dennis Williams and Dana Goodwin family gifted the Northern Light Opera Company Wild West Jamboree with several moving and profound moments during their dance presentations Thursday night. An attentive Armory Square crowd stopped to hear more about Native American traditions and...
June 8, 2016 - 9:41am
June 5, 2016
Letter: Trump wants to make ‘America great again’
Mr. Purrier, in his recent letter, lists a number of examples of what were great events in our history and what were not. A review of history reveals that up until the Civil War the slave owners in the southern states considered slaves chattel and, to perpetuate slavery, used them...
June 5, 2016 - 8:48am
June 1, 2016
Letter: Memorial Day program remarkable
It doesn’t get any more memorable or reflective than this – from the Armed Forces Salute by the Park Rapids Area High School Band to Taps by Ray Vaadeland – that’s the annual American Legion Memorial Service. Retired Major Henderson very aptly brought the experiences and sacrifices...
June 1, 2016 - 3:19pm
May 22, 2016
Letter: You can still save America
For those of you who stayed home and didn’t participate in the last national election because you thought your vote didn’t matter, or if you did vote and chose hope and change, please realize that all elections have consequences. A directive (order) from the Obama administration...
May 22, 2016 - 9:51am
May 16, 2016
Letter: Community support for mock crash appreciated
On behalf of the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office and Hubbard County Emergency Management, I would like to thank you the Park Rapids community and numerous agencies who helped plan, participate, and attend the Park Rapids High School mock crash exercise that was conducted on Thursday,...
May 16, 2016 - 9:04am
Letter: Our everyday heroes
A big heartfelt "thank you" to all our emergency personnel, especially all of our firefighters who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe and our natural resources intact. Your bravery and courage does not go unrecognized. Again, "thank you!" Please keep all our everyday...
May 16, 2016 - 9:02am
Letter: Thanks to our local heroes
you to Bob Seifert and Coborn’s Grocery for sponsoring the Heroes Luncheon served at Riverside United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 28. The luncheon honored our local law enforcement agencies, volunteer firefighters, and ambulance staff for the important work they do in...
May 16, 2016 - 9:01am
May 11, 2016
Letter: Thank you post prom supporters
A huge thank you to everyone involved in the Park Rapids Post Prom. Many area businesses and parents donated cash and prizes. There were also many parents and community members who donated their time in planning this fun event and chaperoned the overnight party. Once again we had...
May 11, 2016 - 3:55pm
Letter: Can you hear us now?
The answer is NO! It is clear from the Department of Commerce’s draft of the outline of environmental matters (Scoping) to be considered in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the public’s comments at the May 3 public meetings that the DOC continues to ignore numerous...
May 11, 2016 - 3:54pm