Editorials

11/30/2016 - 9:43am
By Lee H. Hamilton As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after all, got more votes — will require finesse, a clear-eyed view of his role in the world, and no small amount of...
11/30/2016 - 9:42am
Our view: Lots of opportunities to help out during holiday season One cannot open a newspaper nor turn a television these days and not be bombarded by bad news. Each week, each day, each hour, we learn of people shooting police officers, tsunamis, earthquakes, clashes at Standing Rock, contested election results, threats of lawsuits and all...
11/23/2016 - 10:47am
Our view: Maybe a new year will bring a new attitude   The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board didn’t have a regular business meeting in October, opting instead to have a three-hour workshop with labor attorney Frank Madden that was supposed to set a framework for doing business efficiently, congenially and with courtesy. It...
11/23/2016 - 10:37am
To the Editor: Many thanks to all the faithful donors who donated at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The American Red Cross (ARC) set our goal for this drive at 128 units; we fell short of our goal and collected only 112 units! Each unit collected may help up to three patients, so the 112 units collected may help up to...
11/23/2016 - 10:36am
To the Editor: Besides being the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is host to a very prestigious leadership program that focuses on building tomorrow’s agricultural and rural leaders.   This program combines leadership interests in agriculture and rural Minnesota by selecting 30 new leaders from around the state every two years to...
11/16/2016 - 12:00am
To the Editor: We, the volunteers at Care Connection Thrift store, would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has wonderfully supported our little store. The donations have been increasing. The support for the store has increased, also. One of our latest deposits showed that 75 percent of the checks were from out of town. We...
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