CentraCare’s message to the community

“There are no beds.” It’s a phrase that has become far too commonplace inside Emergency Departments and hospitals as physicians seek to find higher levels of care for their patients. What does it really mean? We are in a dire situation. As COVID-19 continues to rip through our communities – especially where vaccination rates remain…

Thoughts on open immigration

I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication to keep the Tri-County area informed regarding news, sports, and happenings in our area. No longer having children in school and not as many connections of old, it is nice to see pictures and hear stories of our small-town happenings. We have many…

A call to action: The future is today

Today, we are at the crossroads. On one hand, we have the growing threats of climate change which threatens us with fires, droughts, and violent weather. On the other hand, we have government that is increasingly being captured by special interests which – as a result of the 2010 Supreme Court decision known as Citizens…

Letter: Thanks to Howe and Demuth

Letter to the Editor Thank you to Howe and Demuth for supporting police officers and public safety efforts during legislative session. On behalf of our state’s police officers, corrections officers, and dispatchers, we’re writing to publicly say “thank you” to Senator Jeff Howe and Representative Lisa Demuth for their steadfast support of increased public safety…

It’s still 911 to me

The evolution of consumer technology over the last several decades has required significant internal changes to the 911 system. With all the changes, when emergency help is needed, it’s still 911 (to you and me). Here are a few of the major changes. The 911 system first started in 1968 and was based on rotary…

E15 is a win-win for Minn. Legislators

To the Editor, While partisan divisions continue to dominate the debate about our nation’s energy future, Legislators in St. Paul are considering a proposal that can unite our state behind a clean, home-grown energy opportunity. By incentivizing fuel stations to offer higher blends of biofuels and expanded E15 sales, Minnesota can fuel a more prosperous…

Letter to the Editor

Say yes to biofuels, no to unfair mandates I own and operate Land O’Lakes Oil and Propane in Kimball – providing fuels in this community for 92 years – and I am writing to you today to let you know more about how an E15 mandate would hurt my business and hundreds of other retailers.…

Gohmann’s was a treasure

I am sure by now most people know that Gohmann’s Foods will be closing the end of February. Thinking of this myself, I am disheartened and saddened, though I sympathize and emphathize with the devastating medical issues. Gene and Gloria Gohmann are strong pillars of the Kimball community. I have enjoyed, through my years in…

Letter to the Editor

This is for the person(s) who hit and destroyed our mailbox and post Friday night by Watkins and didn’t come and say they did it or say they will replace it. There will be a cost to put up a new one. It is very sad to come out and see the damage that was…

Corporate welfare fuels credit union expansion

The United States banking industry is currently experiencing a series of small bank acquisitions by much larger credit unions. This expansion is of public interest as it serves to reduce federal, state and local tax bases. You see, while credit unions and banks provide substantially the same financial services, credit unions are exempt from state…