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Letters to the editor

Health Impacts of Industrial Wind

While I agree with Mr. Nixon that landowners have a right to use their land most any way they see fit, that right does not extend over your property line. If you are asking neighbors to put up with negative impact of your choices then we have a problem. According to Invenergy only 24 homes out ...

The Wind Blows Clean Energy

To the Editor:I was admiring the "clean energy"production in O'Brien County while driving to Sioux City this week. What a picture! Among the wind towers, farmers were tilling the soil, planting the new crops and hoping for the weather to cooperate.What a sight! It was all "hi tech" ...

MSCT Appreciates Communities’ Support

Dear Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre Supporters,All of us at EMSCT want to acknowledge the incredible support we received from the community during our recent fundraising drive. After reaching out for help, we were positively blown away by the generosity and assistance by so many ...

No Ill Effects

Dear Editor, A recent letter to the editor alleged all sorts of ill effects caused by wind towers. Scientific evidence does not support those claims. I respect her right to an opinion but respectfully disagree. Folks who read that letter claiming wind towers could make you sick...will want ...

Wind Turbine Emissions Harm Health

To The Editor:Thank you residents for your ongoing requests for accurate health information on this very grievous matter of Industrial Wind Turbines harm to health.Can Infra-sound wave be stopped? No way has been found for homes to mitigate infra-sound penetration by barriers from acoustical ...

Equal Pay Day

Editor and Readers:Tuesday, April 10, marks Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women's earnings "catch up" to men's earnings from the previous year. The typical woman working full time, year-round in the United States is paid just 77 cents for every dollar a man is paid, which means she has ...

Thank You For The Kindness

Letter to the editor:What a lovely surprise when I got to my car and found a wrapped flower on my windshield. An artistic card which proclaimed "be kindness" was attached with bright purple petals peeking out to brighten my day.Thank you to the person who left the flower there and also to the ...

What Is Not In The News

To the Editor:There has been misinformation about the proposed wind installation in Palo Alto County going around. The court case against MidAmerican Energy and Invenergy has been dismissed, however the judge will be doing a Judicial Review of the Iowa Utility Board's (IUB) versus the ...

Really Senator King

To the editor:Every time I see another Steve King remark about the undesirable immigrants and illegals, I wish he would ponder the situation a few generations ago when the KuKluxKlan had strong chapters in many Iowa communities.The Klan was strongly anti immigrant, but in Iowa Catholics were ...

Art Wall Moves to New Location

After nine years at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort, the Palo Alto Arts Council Art Wall has been moved to The Shores at Five Island. The art wall will continue to feature paintings and photography by local artists.Art from community residents at the Community Center has drawn a lot of ...