Editorials

02/22/2017 - 9:45am
Frank Madden, a labor attorney and mediator, has been tapped by Trailblazer Transit to try to bring the joint powers board back into unity. At issue, of course, is Wright County Area Transit’s (WCAT) well-publicized intention to pull out of the partnership with the original Trailblazer partners, McLeod and Sibley counties. Meeting after meeting, there has been sparring about what is...
02/22/2017 - 9:44am
To the Editor: State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen’s prevailing wage ideas will cut pay and cost jobs for blue collar workers. I am a retired construction worker who spent his career building infrastructure in this state. A recent letter in this paper caught my attention. He attacked prevailing wage laws in Minnesota. For those who don’t...
02/22/2017 - 8:23am
We look like something out of the “March of the Penguins.” But without the tuxedos. Despite recent mild weather, this winter has been dominated by slick, slippery conditions. Taking short, choppy steps is a must to staying upright. Arms locked, my wife and I often waddle down the slippery sidewalks and streets in Glencoe each...
02/22/2017 - 8:22am
To the Editor: In the Minnesota Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee, the week was spent hearing a number of bills in advance of working on our larger transportation funding package. On Tuesday, the committee heard SF210, which is the 2017 bonding proposal. The proposal, which included over $829 million in transportation-related...
02/22/2017 - 8:20am
By Lee H. Hamilton With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed, worth our attention — but so are longer-running developments that threaten the health of our representative democracy. I want to lay them out in one place, so that the...
02/15/2017 - 9:38am
 Our view: When in need, our cities are willing to step up   Those of us have been privileged enough to participate in McLeod For Tomorrow’s leadership program have learned a lot, not just about leadership, but about all the assets in our county. At each “graduation ceremony” for the program, participants are...
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