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The darkest time

For those of us who sleep at night, the earth burst through its Winter Solstice and our planet's northward tilt oriented the sun to its lowest point along our horizon, and we awoke this morning to the first full day of winter. We haven't seen much evidence of winter in our weather or ...

Estherville News Editorial – A day to give thanks

Our newsroom wanted to pause in our Thanksgiving issue to give our sincere thanks to you, the readers of the Estherville News. Despite its relatively small size, this community has things going on all the time that keep us hopping. From those times we know our coverage of local government ...

Please Join Us as We Mask Up for Health

The safest way for us to proceed in what is now a multilayered health challenge – flu and cold season, coupled with the growing COVID-19 cases across all of Avera’s footprint – is to team up. Together Avera Holy Family Hospital and Emmet County Public Health invite you to join us as ...

Estherville News Editorial – Thank a veteran, really

Wednesday is Veterans Day. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, Emmet County veterans will commemorate the day at Veterans Park, located on Central Ave. across from Estherville Pharmacy. This is the second time the event has been held at this park, which was dedicated in June, ...

Foster care: a road to permanency

May is National Foster Care Month-a time to acknowledge the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. It is also a time to ...

V-E Day, 75 years later

Both the U.S. and Europe celebrate Victory Europe Day. It was on May 8, 1945 when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms. After the Soviet soldiers lost more than 8,000 soldiers and the Germans even more in Prague, the surrender began. Scandinavia is not always thought of ...

We thank Emmet County’s Finest

This week marks the 58th year of honoring heroes for National Police Week. It’s a collaborative effort among the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary, and Concerns of Police Survivors. National Police Week pays special recognition ...

May is Foster Care month

COVID-19 has brought some elements of the foster care system to a halt: not only are placements on hold, but home visits from social workers and visits by kids in the system with their parents are also difficult to accomplish. With courthouses closed, cases stay in limbo as the foster parents ...

EMS Week highlights first responders

EMS Week is May 17-23. Thank you to the EMS professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. We understand that the 2020 EMS Week is probably not a top priority as the COVID-19 crisis continues. We all recognize that EMS professionals are on the front lines of the crisis ...

Memorial Day = mixed emotions

Memorial Day weekend produces mixed emotions. The holiday is a time for somber reflection and remembrance of the tens of thousands of men and women who have served in our military over the centuries and have given their lives in our nation’s wars. It was the Civil War, the most deadly war ...