Hats off from Mrs. Stoeberl's second-grade class at Kennedy Elementary to Runnings and Willmar Poultry for helping with a classroom incubation and hatching study. Runnings provided an incubator and Willmar Poultry donated turkey eggs. Hats off to Ridgewater College and community members who organized and participated in the Career Fair Day on April 23 at Willmar High School.
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the U.S. dealing with terrorist threats: This nation and much of the Western world are in a war, not against a generic "terrorism" but against a particular and brutal strain of Islamic extremism that wants to do as much damage as possible to our freedoms and way of life. George W. Bush was wrong to call this the "War on Terror." But he was right to focus on it as he did in the aftermath of the murderous and cowardly Sept.
I am writing this letter to inform the city of Willmar, the railroad, and pedestrians trying to use the railroad crossing of 10th St. N.W. by Perkins Lumber yard. The crossing is very dangerous due to large spaces between the ties and where the tar meets. The sidewalk has huge gaps so your tires on strollers and small bikes become stuck. I am living proof that it is dangerous. My son and I were walking to grandma's house and attempted to cross over the tracks and the stroller wheels became stuck in one of these ruts.
I think there are some people in today's world that need to take a little better care of the earth. I'm talking about littering out of cars. It seems there is constantly trash in the ditches and the majority of it is from people throwing it out of their car window. I just think there are some things that we can do to reduce the amount of littering going on. Like if you are going on a trip and you know you'll probably have lots of garbage, just put a plastic bag or two in your car.
What a petty and partisan editorial. The newspaper, displaying its usual liberal bias, wants to blame the problems in the bonding bill on Sen. Joe Gimse. I didn't know that the fate of Minnesota, Kandiyohi County or Willmar rested solely on the shoulders of Gimse. While the newspaper is correct in its statement, "The capital investment bonding bill hurt Willmar and Kandiyohi County," it should have stopped there and skipped its liberal tantrum about politics in St. Paul.
In January the Supreme Court put our republic up for sale. It was done without fanfare in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. Five activist justices using two premises -- that corporations are people with all constitutional rights and that money equals speech -- ruled that the corporations could spend any amount of their profits to campaign in any and all elections.
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Numerous letters on this page have declared that there is no need for government to be involved in health care. They have indicated that private insurance companies are a better choice, and in a capitalistic society, the only choice for providing adequate, low-cost healthcare coverage. Yet, despite the existence of private insurance companies and the "limited" role of government in health care (Medicare, Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare, etc.), millions of Americans remain uninsured. Premiums continue to rise faster than wages and the rate of inflation.
He might have won the Nobel Prize before I was born. Back in 1940, when he was a researcher at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston (as in, "call Uncle Al at the BI"), he was studying the effects of infection on the heart and circulatory system. One of the effects seemed to be small bleeding ulcers. He had read that doctors had seen curved bacteria in the stomachs of (dead) ulcer patients, and he wanted to know what they were doing there and whether they had something to do with the ulcers in live patients.