The Decorah Nespapers
March 29, 2017
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  • Trial lawyer Nick Rowley stands atop one of two buildings he owns in downtown Decorah.
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  • Dear Editor:


    Last fall we received a Michael Bergan campaign brochure targeting senior citizens. In it he declared he “shares [our] values” and believes in protecting “Iowans who need our help the most.” The House Human Resources Committee, of which he is vice-chair, is considering a bill (S.F. 2) that, in effect, would deny vital health and family planning services to those least able to afford them. 

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  • Dear Editor:


    The Republican replacement for Obamacare is being debated in the congress. The bill is an abomination to healthcare. It would:

    1) Cause about 24 million people to lose their healthcare insurance within 10 years.

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  • Dear Editor:


    As a lifelong resident of Winneshiek County and a fourth generation farmer to farm in Winneshiek County, I feel that agriculture and tourism both are thriving in our county.

    My family and I have farmed here all our lives and have raised hogs and crops here for as long as we have farmed. Our operation has grown and changed with the times and now incorporates hog confinement buildings as the preferred way to raise hogs. 

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    I am writing to voice my opposition to Iowa SF 481 “A bill for an act relating to the enforcement of immigration laws and providing penalties and remedies, including the denial of state funds to certain entities”

    This bill works against local control of law enforcement and attempts to detain immigrant prisoners without a federal warrant. Our local police and sheriff departments work hard to develop trust and respect in our communities.

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    I am writing this letter for two reasons. The first is that, as chairman of the Winneshiek County Republican Party, I have been asked numerous times about a map that exists on Facebook listing our county as a “sanctuary county.”

    Since this matter concerns local law enforcement activities as it pertains to immigration, I arranged a meeting the other day with Sheriff Dan Marx to have him explain exactly what this designation means. He did a great job with his explanation and I wish to pass this information along to everyone.

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    Bump, thump, hump and welcome to Decorah. I have been working in the Decorah area for over 25 years and everyday coming in from the West I stop at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Hwy 52, I see the giant several million dollar bike bridge. 

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  • Dear Editor:


    Finally, a clear statement of the contempt that CAFO operators can feel toward the communities they invade. As reported in the Thursday, March 9, Decorah Journal article about the latest hog facility application hearing, a concerned citizen commented that “... we have a lot of tourism. How many people are going to want to be here when it smells like hogs everywhere?”

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  • Dear Editor:


    The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a research report entitled “Evaluating the impact of Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ self-defense law on homicide and suicide by firearm.”

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    Are you a teacher, a city or county employee, a DOT or DHS worker and you voted for Rep. Mike Bergan? I’m betting you didn’t think he would vote to gut a collective bargaining agreement that was thoughtfully passed in a bipartisan way led by Gov. Robert Ray in 1974.  

    I’m sure when he came knocking on your door last summer he didn’t tell you that he would vote to strip your bargaining rights in an effort to neuter unions. And do it in the most unprecedented way, by stifling debate and with no collaboration. I’m sure you didn’t think that he would also vote for a paltry school aid increase of 1.1 percent that will lead to larger class sizes and reduced programs.

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  • A group of Decorah citizens hoping to form a Decorah telecommunications utility is moving forward with scheduling a feasibility study.
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  • Dear Editor:

    A not so funny thing happened on the way to a safer and healthier town for children and their parents who live in or visit Decorah. 

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  • Dear Editor:


    Donald Trump calls it “the lying media” because it reports the words that come out of his mouth, or from his tweets. Whenever he makes a claim that is proven to be absolutely wrong, he says “the lying press, they’re scum” and “they are bad.” The free press reports what he says, he doesn’t like it, he throws a fit. And now worse.

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  • Dear Editor:


    You are invited. In fact, everyone in the Driftless Region is invited to attend the 2017 Oneota Film Festival. This is the eighth annual OFF and promises to be an exciting one — with community conversations about Stories That Matter. 

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  • Dear Editor:


    Letter to Senator Grassley, Feb. 23: It was a despicable lie when he called President Obama “the founder of ISIS.”

    It was a racist lie when he challenged President Obama’s birth certificate claiming he’d sent investigators to Hawaii and “they’re amazed at what they’re finding.”

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