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Corn, soybean growers hear of bright potential for farm economy growth

Mike Pearson, a commentator on ag issues from Iowa, has hope that the agricultural economy can return to the stability and growth that it saw in the 1950s.
Pearson, who hosts a podcast for Ag News Daily and is the former host of Iowa Public Television’s Market to Market weekly television show, was the guest speaker Saturday night for the McLeod County Corn & Soybean Growers annual meeting and banquet.

Does agriculture have a rosy future?

The McLeod County Corn & Soybean Growers always have interesting speakers at their annual banquet, and Saturday night’s speaker, Mike Pearson, was no exception. Like the farmers and guests in the audience, Pearson has a passion for agriculture, one of the backbones of our state and national economy.

How United Way fulfills unmet needs

By Paul Thompson
Executive Director
United Way of McLeod County
The United Way of McLeod County recently kicked off its 56th annual campaign to raise funds for its 32 partner agencies and programs and its own Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Activities Scholarship Program. The need for the programs and services that our partner agencies provide remain at a high level.

Help turn Minnesota red at Republican caucuses

To the Editor:
Two years ago, voters with great passion flooded the 2016 Minnesota caucuses. Many precincts struggled to handle the record high attendance. This passion was duplicated nationwide, resulting in the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Additionally, Republicans retained majorities in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
In Minnesota, the Republican party regained the senate majority and increased their majority in the Minnesota House to the highest level in years.

Constitutional covention is dangerous idea

To the Editor:
How many people in the state of Minnesota are aware that there is a movement afoot in our state Legislature to help convoke a national constitutional convention to change our Constitution? There seems to be a news blackout on this.

January 30th

Boys’ hoopsters split a pair

Girls’ cagers dominate pair of WCC West rivals

Delphine Lindeman, 92, of Brownton

Delphine Delores Lindeman, 92, of Brownton, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Bonnie Westmiller was the organist. Andrew and Rosine Hermodson-Olsen performed “It is Well With My Soul.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Abide With Me” and “Amazing Grace.”

Stephana Steinbach, 99, of Stewart

Stephana Steinbach, 99, of Stewart, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 30, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Marjorie Navara was the organist. Music was provided by the St. Boniface Church Choir. Musical selections were “Amazing Grace,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song of Farewell” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Emmaline A. Ehoff, 91, of Little Falls

Emmaline A. Ehoff, 91, of Little Falls, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 27, at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Gary Hendrickson officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls.