Letters

Letter: We need logical, consistent immigration laws

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To the editor: One day during the Donald Trump presidency, I was watching an agriculture program on TV. The reporter was interviewing a guard at the border. Trucks were whizzing by as the guard said the average truck gets stopped for two seconds. Most did not get stopped at all. Each truck could haul 50 illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, the government […]

Letter: Tired of high taxes, gas prices

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To the editor: Whatever happened to the jail being put up for a vote? Did commissioners decide to take the certain route because they knew it wouldn’t pass? People are getting tired of paying higher taxes. Do you think building a new jail is going to bring more people to Jackson? People are moving out, not moving in. Jackson doesn’t […]

Letter: The time to get involved is now

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To the editor: We have all heard of a caucus. We have not all attended one. That’s OK. The Declaration of Independence was written for you, for an individual. John Quincy Adams was once asked what the United States as a nation contributed to civilization. He answered, “It demolished at a stroke the lawfulness of all governments founded upon conquest. […]

Letter: Generosity made effort a success

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To the editor: Generosity from residents of Jackson County contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the United States, the project collected 10 million shoebox gifts in 2023. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2023, the ministry is now sending more than 11.3 million shoebox […]

Letter: Work together to keep the pool

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To the editor: I am writing to say how much the Jackson indoor pool means to me. I can walk to the pool to enjoy swimming with my friends. I know how to swim because I was able to take lessons there. These important swimming skills made it possible for me to pass my Boy Scouts of America swim tests […]

Letter: Local newspapers vital to an informed public

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To the editor: I agree with the Jan. 11 editorial regarding the importance of publishing public/legal notices in the newspaper. It is important the public has easy access to decisions as recorded in minutes and legal postings of our local government and school districts. This gives a printed reference to what has actually been decided by these bodies. There is […]

Letter: Repair swimming pool or build new?

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To the editor: Should Jackon repair the existing indoor pool at a cost of between $6 million and $8 million or build new for possibly even more? I have found over time in various situations that some leaders who lose a project will either spend on another project or get very vindictive to those who opposed them. And some are […]

Letter: New flag is a joke

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To the editor: What a joke. The new state flag has nothing in common with Minnesota. In fact, it looks more like a foreign country’s flag. Minnesota has many good points — beautiful lakes and rivers, mining and manufacturing, tourism, parks and recreation, Native American heritage, strong agriculture and livestock production, military veterans and health care. Why the rush to […]

Letter: He is the way, the truth and the life

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A villanelle for the current strife in the world: Listen. Jesus speaks! “I am the way, the truth and life.” Believe in the words that Jesus said. Unbelief and waywardness lead to strife. Words once spoken may be a sin in life. The son of God forgives sin for all. “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Please […]

Letter: Hypocrisy by a county commissioner

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To the editor: While reading the article “Chair: Board should have done better on outreach” in the Dec. 14 edition, I couldn’t help but notice the hypocrisy of Jackson County Commissioner Scott McClure taking exception to a “backstabbing comment” by a county resident at the public hearing on the proposed 2024 county budget and levy on Thursday, Dec. 7. The […]


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