"As an agricultural reporter, my job is to report the news."
The Scandia Lutheran Church in Averill, Minnesota, held its last worship service on July 17. It sold off everything that was accumulated in 123 years of service, from the altar to the communion service set to even the metal coat racks that hung in the vestibule.
"Growing up in upper Midwest agriculture taught me the certainty of two things: consistently inconsistent weather and regular disputes between the Farm Bureau and Farmers Union, the area's two largest farm organizations."
Given our broad ignorance of Africa, why do we still think we know what’s best for this culturally rich, incredibly diverse, enormous continent’s farm and food sectors?
"I know 125 years isn't a long time in the whole scope of human history, but it's pretty impressive for this part of the world. What's more impressive to me is that the town hasn't just stayed alive but has recently found new and interesting ways to stay lively."
Loyalty to our own educator professionals and to our K12 children is evidently too heavy a lift for Gov. Noem to carry.
Education — a well-rounded public education — has never been more important.
“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Say thank you to those mentors who shaped who you are today.
With a title like that, I was expecting a substantive, if surprising, article on the topic, given the state’s liberal (in the good sense) attitudes on the subject.