Opinions: Letter

  • Otter Tail Sheriff Fitzgibbons makes statement on Minneapolis death, rioting

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 8:16am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Anyone who has seen the video of the Minneapolis Police officers and George Floyd is angry. While many questions remain, I am confident in the criminal justice system that appropriate action will take place after a complete and thorough investigation. I am sad that an already struggling community is being destroyed by individuals that believe destruction… Read More

  • Press reader interested in church history

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:56am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    We started to write a paper “Backbone: The Churches of Pelican Rapids.” How can we learn the real story about the churches? We decided the only way was to find out about the people buried in the cemeteries. I always wanted to know more. We started with the cemetery and churches I was familiar with. A friend… Read More

  • Pet dog no longer gets ‘courtesy’ dog biscuit due to COVID-19 restrictions

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:55am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    As the virus situation has evolved, I thought there have been many things in response to it that make little sense or have no scientific basis. Examples would be Illinois where only two people can be in a boat even though you live with a family of three, four, etc. In California you can walk on “wet”… Read More

  • Catholic Archbishop writes governor on worship restrictions of churches in Minnesota

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:54am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Dear Governor Walz, The Catholic Bishops of Minnesota announced that they would resume public masses beginning May 26. We do not take this step lightly. We sought all along to engage you and your administration in a proactive way, and continue to be willing to do so. We are grateful that the state has been willing to… Read More

  • Economy will not defeat COVID-19

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:24pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    The virus came first. If there had been no virus, it’s almost certain that there would have been no economic disaster. People would still be working, summer would mean what summer has always meant, our lives would be recognizable, and we wouldn’t be wearing masks. But the virus came to the entire world and we can… Read More

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