Emmetsburg Newshttp://www.emmetsburgnews.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 26 Jan 2015 03:24:37 EDTMon, 26 Jan 2015 03:24:37 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPlan To Close Mental Institutions A Mistakehttp://www.emmetsburgnews.com/page/content.detail/id/524202.htmlLetter to the Editor: I recently read of Governor Branstad's plan to close two (2) of Iowa's three (3) mental institutions. That is a mistake unless his plan provides for the replacement of those mental health beds that would be eliminated.Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTForward Thinkinghttp://www.emmetsburgnews.com/page/content.detail/id/524201.htmlTo the Editor: Sharing with other like-minded governments: it's worth more than just talking about it. And there is evidence the Supervisors of Palo Alto County are willing to invest their time by discussing it in an "official" settin.Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTFiring of Fantz Was Wronghttp://www.emmetsburgnews.com/page/content.detail/id/524180.htmlTo the Editor: I was saddened to hear of the firing of Joel Fantz. He has done a terrific job as Palo Alto County engineer! Our supervisors have dropped the ball. For what reason was he dismissed? The whole thing smells of a personal vendetta.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTMidwest Soil Health Summithttp://www.emmetsburgnews.com/page/content.detail/id/524179.htmlTo the Editor: The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota will be doing it again. On Feb. 18 & 19, 2015, they are presenting the second annual Midwest Soil Health Summit at Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTReader Considers Us "Lucky"http://www.emmetsburgnews.com/page/content.detail/id/524161.htmlTo the Editor: On December 15, 2014, my wife and I went to the Palo Alto County Hospital to check out some problems she was having.Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT