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Letters to the editor

Know Where the Candidates Stand

To the editor: Our community, our state, and farmers across Iowa realized the importance of finding new ways to add value to our corps. It is part of what led to the development of the biofuels industry in our state, creating jobs in Emmetsburg and all over Iowa, and improving farm income. In ...

Two Qualified Candidates

Letter to editor: I couldn't have been more proud after watching the debate between J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra. So impressed that we have two such intelligent, respectful people from our district running for Congress! My only regret is that I can't vote to send them both there. If ...

Reader’s Opinion on Election

To the Editor: It was nice to see a response to my last letter; in rural Iowa we can express our different views and still greet each other on the street with a friendly hello. Awesome place to live. During the last debate, both candidates were talking over each other, and President Trump ...

Help Slow The Spread of COVID-19 Simply By Wearing A Mask

Editor’s Note -- Due to its length, LeAnn McGranahan’s letter is continued from Tuesday’s issue of The Reporter: Iowa's ability to stem its growing rate of infection is very simple; wear a mask when you leave your property.  I get the Emmestburg papers, Estherville paper, Spencer Daily ...

Help Slow The Spread of COVID-19 Simply By Wearing A Mask

To the Editor: I know Trump promised a vaccine before November 3rd but please do not hold your breath or cast your vote on the basis of this promise. Trump promised the American people something that other parties have to deliver on. We all know, from experience how doing this often works ...

The 2020 Election – Personality Contest or Political Party Platform?

To the Editor: There seems to be a lot of talk about the personalities of the presidential candidates and voting for or against a candidate because of like or dislike of the candidate’s personality. We need to look beyond the personality issue and look at the platform of each political ...

Vote Smart – Fact Check

To the Editor: I read in the paper a plea to vote for Donald Trump because he is Pro-Life. I challenge each and every voter to look at the full spectrum of life-altering issues that will need to be handled by our next president and to fact-check any candidate for whom you intend to ...

Enough is Enough

To the Editor: Have you noticed? Hundreds of thousands of new neighbors have moved into our neighborhood. Only they're not the kind of neighbors we're used to. These neighbors don't send their kids to our schools, attend our Churches, shop in our stores or even pay taxes. What do these new ...

Mental Health Week

To the Editor: The 2020 pandemic has resulted for many as an opportunity to slow down life, to evaluate priorities, and to realize that we all have basic human needs. We have found out how important mental health and wellness is for healthy living, no matter what age we are, as isolation, ...

Reader Endorses Presidential Candidate

Editor’s Note -- John K. Kenyon’s letter is continued from Tuesday’s issue of The Reporter: If you can't stand President Trump or don't like his tweets, then at least look at what his administration has accomplished: Defunded Planned Parenthood (whose main source of income is derived ...