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Letters to the Editor

Making us pay more for electricity

To the editor: Look at your electric bill. There is a line included that reads “Power Cost Adjustment”. That is a mechanism that permits utilities to regularly adjust the price of electricity to reflect fluctuation in the cost of fuel, or purchased power used to supply electricity. The ...

A world view omitting a few years?

To the editor: In 1/18/2023, the Independent, published a 700 word OpEd from Mr. Phil Drietz, of Delhi, M. He states scientific facts about the Chicxulub crater impact in Mexico. He omits the date of the impact, 65,000,000 years ago. Dritez’s world-view is a 6000 year old earth. Dritez ...

Just another slogan

To the editor: I wonder what the slogan “toward zero deaths”means to Democrats? Obviously nothing as they are going full speed ahead with the legalizing of pot. On the back of Minnesota Department of Transportation trucks is the slogan “toward zero deaths” — making people aware of ...

Ban on biotech corn will create hardship

Dear Editor: Although President Joe Biden, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reiterated their commitments to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) in a recent meeting, an issue of great importance to Minnesota corn farmers was ...

Battle over House speakership Democracy at its finest

To the editor: In Jim Muchlinski’s Jan. 14 opinion piece in the Independent, he criticized the 20 Republican Representatives who opposed Kevin McCarthy’s nomination to become the new Speaker of the House. Mr. Muchlinski said, “For some reason they wanted to change things.” I have ...

Minnesota flourishes choosing life — faulters following death’s choice

To the editor: I write this not in judgment of decisions past but rather for a better deciding future. We need not despair over our previous error but rather turn from it towards our future flourishing. You ought not exalt yourself in world fearing but rather be humble through fear of the ...