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Luke Baldwin, Ames, Iowa, letters: Money talks, and veterinary students are listening

December 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Veterinary student Luke Baldwin writes letter on the shortage of rural veterinarians. Continue Reading

Ron Schmidt, Tolina N.D. letters: Impartial judgment needed on Benghazi

December 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ron Schmidt of Tolna N.D. writes letter on President Obama and Benghazi Continue Reading

C.T. Marhula, Grand Forks, N.D., letter: Let majority rule in U.S. Senate

November 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Current Senate rules allow for a two-track system for legislation, which means a single senator can hold or filibuster legislation without having to hold the floor. Continue Reading

Letter: Today’sGOP leadership lacking character values

June 6, 2012 in DL-Online

“You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on into the dustbin of history.” Question: Is this the language of the tea party, Glen Beck, Fox News (Cable) Karl Rove, Donald Trump or one of their fellow travelers? It is all of the above. Continue Reading

LETTER: Volesky is right hoice for mayor of Mitchell

May 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

I met Tara Volesky at the McGovern Library a few weeks ago. She knew all about me and was very interested in my accomplishments in running the Boston Marathon and with earning my master’s degree from Dakota Wesleyan University. She showed me she really cares about people and cares about our community. Continue Reading

Elections amendment will be costly in many ways

May 11, 2012 in DL-Online

Amid all the debate around the seriously flawed elections amendment, a critical issue has been ignored: the significant costs to the state of Minnesota’s budget and the budgets of our financially-strapped counties. Continue Reading

This is National Nurses’ Week

May 9, 2012 in DL-Online

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week with May 12 being Florence Nightingale’s Birthday. During this week I want to recognize all Nurses and especially the outstanding Nurses at Essentia Health St. Mary’s hospital, clinic, home health, long-term care and senior housing. Continue Reading

Participate in or voluntee for Relay For Life

May 9, 2012 in DL-Online

Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate is, there are still many people battling cancer and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day. These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society a part of Becker County for many years critically important. Continue Reading

Thanks for ‘incredible’ Daffodil Days

May 9, 2012 in DL-Online

Hope bloomed in Becker County this year as we painted our community yellow with daffodils. The overwhelming support that local residents, businesses and other groups showed to support the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days® was incredible. My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who participated in this campaign to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. Continue Reading