Opinion

Locals rally for laws to reduce tobacco use

Mar 14, 2019
A pair of Lake City residents joined nearly 400 youth and public health advocates from across Minnesota on Wednesday, Feb. 27, to rally support at the State Capitol for policies that reduce youth tobacco addiction. Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 60 organizations...

Letter: Jail deja vu

Mar 6, 2019
To the editor: It made me smile from ear to ear when I read the article in the Winona Post (2/25/2019) written by Chris Rogers, discussing the building of a new jail in Winona. The Wabasha County Sheriff was asked to comment on Winona’s jail and the clip that follows is priceless: “Today, the...

Penny: Make a difference in your own back yard

Mar 6, 2019
When asked what I love about southern Minnesota, one thing that always rises to the top is the drive that people have to help their neighbors. This was especially evident during the recent blizzard. Volunteers helped dig out vehicles, rescue stranded travelers and open their doors to provide...

Letter: Vote Boege

Mar 6, 2019
To the editor: We are endorsing Mr. Ben Boege for Florence Township Supervisor in the upcoming Township election. Ben is a native of Florence Township, an engineer by education, with several years experience as a township planning commissioner. He knows the area and it’s people well, and will...

Goggin: Weather didn't slow work at the capitol

Mar 6, 2019
Southeast Minnesota was battered pretty hard by snowstorms for much of February. I hope everyone made it through ok. To all the plow drivers, emergency responders, and National Guardsmen who kept our roads safe and clear, I just want to say thank you. It’s a difficult job, but I know we are in...

Letter: Coop members, don't vote your rights away

Feb 28, 2019
To the editor: In our February newsletter from Goodhue County Cooperative Electric, they are asking us to vote on an “Alternative Dispute Resolution” over any and all disputes, claims, or controversies whereby we would be signing away our constitutional right to suit, trial by jury, class action,...

Letter: Thank you Mayo, Medicare

Feb 28, 2019
To the editor: Some people who are choosing from among the available ingredients for their medical care sandwich say, “Hold the Mayo,” but I am stepping forward to sing its praises. Last Friday I had my first MRI at the local clinic, a thorough, 40-minute look at my brain. Friends were unanimous...

Hiawatha Animal Humane Society - Pet of the Week

Feb 26, 2019
These very adorable two year old cats are brother and sister and are hoping for a new forever home.  They are quite affectionate and playful and not only enjoy each other’s company, but also that of other pets and humans as well.  Diamond, in the foreground is a female tiger tabby and her brother...

Letter: ZF Auxiliary member brought cheer to vets

Feb 26, 2019
To the editor:One of the things that our Veterans’s Auxiliary Post 1802 of Zumbro Falls is to support with our monies, the Veterans Homes in Minnesota.We have Linda Franz, who is a member of our auxiliary, decide to do a project for the Hastings Veterans Home. She is a very talented and hard-...

Letter: DeVinny an excellent choice for City Council

Feb 21, 2019
To the editor: In response to the letter from Jake Mead (“Council missed an opportunity with Mead,” Feb. 14): as Mayor Nichols so succinctly and tactfully explained at the city council meeting, the council is governed by a charter. That charter is the blueprint they must follow. The process to...

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