Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Touching Moments Animal Assisted Activities wishes to inform the Houston County community as to the status of the therapeutic riding center implementation and the plan for offering lessons in 2015. A few set backs prevented our organization from reaching our target date of spring 2014. One complication included the construction of the […]

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To the editor: A FRAC sand  railroad loading facility is to be built just south of La Crescent, near Miller Pond area and the backwaters of the Mississippi River, a notorious flood area. There are five currently proposed mines (they like to blast, too) between Hokah and Rushford. Each mine could currently mine 60 thousand […]

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To the editor: Houston County Commissioners “Research Committee” meets weekly to draft frac sand regulations allowing “commercial” mining. They claim to oppose larger “industrial” mines. With proposed setbacks of < 2000-3000 feet, it could mean numerous smaller mines with even more activity than large mines. The county is not equipped to enforce this properly or […]

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To the editor: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a designation that serves to raise awareness and dialog about domestic violence, which has a profound effect on a child’s well being and development. Children who grow up in homes with domestic violence often witness violence on a daily basis, live in fear, and blame […]

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