Rich Glennie

04/20/2016 - 10:26am
I was deeply sadden by the passing of Noel Phifer, 90, last week. It was a loss of another great community leader, who helped shape generations of people through his work as a school teacher and administrator as well as a mentor and community volunteer. His involvement in the community and throughout the area indicates a lengthy list of accomplishments. But I remember him as a one-term mayor...
03/30/2016 - 9:01am
What seems to pass for discourse nowadays is … volume. Those who can outshout their opponents seem to think they are the winners. Recent incidents involving metro school district meetings as well as Minnesota House committee meetings have been disrupted by loud-mouthed protesters, who seem to think their views are the only ones that need...
03/16/2016 - 10:41am
Canada is our largest trading partner, it shares the longest border with us, yet Americans literally ignore our large neighbor to the north. We simply take it for granted. But what happens in the States impacts Canada almost as much. So Canadians have opinions about the current free-for-all called American political campaigning. I decided to...
03/09/2016 - 10:20am
The headline in a recent British tabloid said it all about the current state of the American presidential campaigning. With a large, full-page photo of Donald Trump, the large headline stated: “Really?” It sums up a lot of opinions here and abroad. As the GOP regulars scramble to slow him down, Trump simply lets fly with the latest...
02/17/2016 - 11:25am
I was just sitting around contemplating some of the mysteries of life the other day, and came to the conclusion that some mysteries may never get solved. For example: Why is it when the speed limit on Highway 22 between Glencoe and Hutchinson was 55 mph most motorists sped along at 60 mph or more. But now that the same stretch of highway is...
01/20/2016 - 8:24am
As a retired editorial writer, it has been difficult to just sit on the sidelines as the presidential candidates continue ranting and raving about each other and the other party’s hopefuls. I was hoping the field would be culled to a workable number by now but, sadly, it has not. Political ambitions and egos die hard. I also hoped the...
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