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Mike Olson would get my vote

Dear editor, I’m writing in support of Mike Olson’s bid for mayor of Dodgeville. He and I have been friends for decades and because I come from a family of public servants--my grandpa was a businessman turned congressman from Northern California and my father was a history professor turned intelligence …

Border control

Dear Editor; There is no doubt that we need to do something about the large number of migrants crossing our southern border. In fact, Republican representatives in the house have said it is SO important an issue that they would not even consider the latest National Security funding bill unless …

Democracy or Trump?

Dear Editor, That’s on the ballot in 2024 Listen & learn what Trump is saying

I will vote against

Dear Editor, In Senator Marklein's recent newsletter, he cites two questions that will be on the November ballot.

Why is Barry Hottmann a good fit for mayor?

Dear Editor, Barry and I attended graduate school together at UW-Eau Claire. We became good friends during this time working on several class projects together. Unfortunately, we don't see each other much anymore as I am still in Eau Claire. However, I wanted to take this opportunity to give the …

What does Bloomfield Prairie mean to you?

Dear Editor, Looking for a place to hike, snowshoe (if we had snow!), picnic, fish, hunt, explore, and view native prairie plants? Hoping to see and listen to grassland birds like the upland sandpiper, meadowlarks and bobolinks? Iowa County currently offers a rare space to do all these things. Bloomfield …

What have Republicans done?

Dear Editor, It's confusing today to understand all we read or hear in the news. However, it's important when voting, to look for decency and honesty in those who represent us. In recent years, Republicans have done nothing to help ordinary people. Their tax cuts have mainly benefited multi-millionaires and …

Immigration has slowed

Dear Editor, In regard to the recent letter complaining about the so called illegal immigration crisis, I'd like to point out that immigration has actually slowed in recent years. The undocumented population peaked over fifteen years ago in 2007.

Wind Energy projects and Town of Mineral Point

Dear Editor, Last week many Town of Mineral Point residents received information from The Long View Alliance WI in the mail regarding wind turbine projects and health and safety wind licensing ordinances. I urge these residents to consider all the information presented on the health and safety ordinance and respond …

Gaza, a graveyard for children

Dear Editor, “Any war is ultimately a war on children!” These are the words of UNICEF Executive Director, Catherine Russell. The tragedy of this statement is obvious in the reports coming from Gaza, where children are being subjected to unimaginable suffering.

What kind of America do you want?

Dear Editor, Did you know that the US has had the strongest post-pandemic economic growth of all Group of 7 nations? The G7, as it is known, is a group of democratic countries with the world’s largest advanced economies. I am writing this letter because I received response from Rep. …

In good conscience.

Dear Editor, I cannot believe that a landlord would place their renters in the impossible situation of being totally snowbound the week of January 7.

Was Senator Marklein really powerless in UW-Richland decision?

Dear Editor, Ken Stark’s political cartoon published a few weeks ago actually had a response from Sen. Marklein. In it, Marklein again pats himself on the back for all he did for the UW system…and for all he did for UW-Richland.

WIAA competi­tive balance plan off balance

Dear Editor: The WIAA is in the process of implementing a new competitive balance plan that would force successful teams to move up a division if they win too much or make too many state appearances. We would like to assume that this started because their intentions were good, and …

Wind turbines - we should be concerned with size

Dear Editor, Over the past few years, there have been several new energy development projects coming to our area. We have thousands of acres of solar and lately it’s been wind turbine companies. How much research has been done with these new larger turbines?
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