On Oct. 20, ABC News aired a documentary piece about "Rock Steady Boxing" for people who live with Parkinson's disease. The Rock Steady project has been shown to improve strength, coordination and balance, slowing down the effects of the disease and in many cases reversing some of the most debilitating symptoms. The segment was fascinating to watch and thrilling to see the difference made in people's lives. I could imagine how this project could help many people with other neurological conditions.
With October being National Farm to School month, I want to express my strong support of farm fresh foods being served in school cafeterias nationwide.
A recent United Nations report on global warming comes with a life or death warning. Scientists now say that our planet has begun the sixth mass extinction in earth history and if steps aren't taken within the next 20 years, life on earth as we now know it will be drastically changed.
In 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred to opposition voters as "a basketful of deplorables." Given the election's outcome and the subsequent change in policy, perhaps this uninformed rabble could stand closer scrutiny. Eight percent of blacks voted for Trump — 3 percent more than Mitt Romney received in 2008. Would these be considered "deplorables"? A recent Quinnipiac Poll showed the president with favorable rating of 29 percent among registered blacks. Could this shift indicate a significant uptick in the ranks of "deplorables"?
As a lifelong Republican who is prolife, I strongly believe in the consistent life ethic. As such, I have been devoting my volunteer time to combat climate change. Climate change is the greatest threat to life on earth and therefore the number one pro-life issue of our time. It is past time for the Republican Party, the president and Republican Members of Congress to recognize this fact.
I really enjoyed the gathering and walk with the Prairie Island and city of Red Wing representatives. It was a beautiful day all around for the hike up Barn Bluff ... certainly a healing walk for both health and spirit. The buffalo chili and rosehip bergamot tea warmed the cockles of my heart. Many thanks to all. June Dahling Red Wing
An Ellsworth woman was injured Thursday night when her vehicle struck a deer and caused her airbags to deploy. Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the crash at 8:20 p.m. Oct. 18 at Highway 65 and County Road J's south intersection. Sandra A. Mctie, 64, was traveling south on Highway 65 in a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage when she struck a deer, causing the airbags to deploy. EMS transported Mctie to Mayo Red Wing Hospital for undisclosed injuries. Ellsworth Area Ambulance assisted PCSO on the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the PCSO.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering a tax credit for beginning farmers interested in using that money toward the sale or lease of land, equipment, machinery and livestock. The Beginning Farmer Tax Credit was started in 2018, as a way to held Minnesota residents with a desire to farm get started.
Editor's note: As part of White Cane Day, Oct. 15, students at the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired wrote about their white canes and what they mean to them. Here is one area student's submission.
PEPIN — How does a reclusive, 19th century "lady poet" like Emily Dickinson become the subject of a zany lesbian comedy? It takes a little brazen creativity, a lot of scholarly research, and the inspired casting of SNL comedian Molly Shannon as Dickinson, with Minnesota actress Susan Ziegler as her lover. "Wild Nights with Emily," written and directed by Madeleine Olnek, will screen at the WideSpot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, as part of the 11th annual Flyway Film Festival.