DL News Staff
Hi. My wife and I had the pleasure of attending a wedding this past weekend at The Lodge on the Lake. It was a beautiful setting for a fall wedding. The sun was shining nicely, as it warmed to 80 degrees in September! The setting was nice, with the lake nearly perfect, as there was little wind and shade actually felt good. The geese on the lake floated by prior to the wedding, and it was perfect.
On and on it goes. The rhetoric on the healthcare issue and certainly the most recent dangerous speech by our president to the students of America. Who would believe that we live in a democracy, and that President Obama was elected by a majority of the voters of the U.S.A? With that responsibility, he dared propose that we needed to change our health system. Many disagree, but at least the concerns are out for us to react to. Would we even be thinking of health care unless it was brought forward? The people (40 plus million) without health insurance were thinking about the problems.
"They came for the Communists, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a Communist; they came for the Socialists, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a Socialist; they came for the labor leaders, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a labor leader; they came for the Jews, and I didn't object -- for I wasn't a Jew; then they came for me -- and there was no one left to object.
I would like to thank your editorial staff for publishing my recent Guest Column "Power and Race -- Crowley and Gates vs. Humanity" in your Sunday Aug. 9 issue. This was not the more academic rendering of systemic racism that I had in mind for perspective on the "teachable moment" out of the oval office. I decided it would reach a wider audience if I related it to a personal experience. So here is the "rest of the story." By 1980 I had left my tenured faculty status at Macalester College in St.
I noticed in the Aug. 26 Record that both the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Audubon and Faith Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes felt a need to publicly disavow themselves from the recent ELCA decision to allow homosexuals to become preachers. They quoted 1 Cor: 6: 9-10 as their theological basis for this. Verse 10 states clearly that fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate or homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God.
People who attend the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion at Rollag each Labor Day weekend have an opportunity to experience a "live" museum, as they learn about how the pioneers lived and worked in this community many years ago. By working together, each one of them, in their own special way, however great or small it may have been, had a part in building a great and mighty nation, the United States of America. The Scandinavian immigrants that came to this area 100 years ago were a very hardy and rugged group of individuals.
It's amazing how Supt. Deron Stender can blame the local newspaper for parents not enrolling their children in this district. Isn't that like a thief blaming the cops for getting caught and getting put in jail? Yes, Dwight (Cook, school board member), the local newspaper is friendly to the district and the community. The newspaper is supposed to print the facts, not cover up facts or be conniving. Isn't the word communicate defined as: To have an exchange, as of thoughts, ideas or information?
A huge thank you to the Detroit Lakes community for your support in helping me achieve my goal of student teaching in Africa. I want to thank everyone who offered donations for my Africa adventure. I appreciate all of the support and prayers. Thank you so very much. -- Emily Olson, Detroit Lakes
This letter is late in coming, but I still would like to send it.
I am writing in response to the Tribune Editorial dated Sunday, Aug. 16. To begin with I would like to say I'm proud to be an American. I have a love of God, family, and country. I would also describe myself as a Republican but I will vote for the person based on his or her integrity whether a Republican or Democrat, whomever expresses my political views and values as closely as possible. As far as the current bill H.R. 3200 Health Care Reform that is being introduced in Congress and opposed by Sarah Palin as well as Americans like myself, Mrs.