Editorials

07/29/2015 - 9:30am
Last month, the Minnesota Vikings and U.S. Bank announced that the bank would have naming rights to the new Vikings stadium currently under construction. What wasn’t revealed was how much U.S. Bank paid for those rights, which gives it the opportunity to plaster its logo on everything from tickets to the stadium itself. Speculation is that the bank paid upwards of $220 million. A U.S....
07/29/2015 - 9:29am
I’m a law-and-order guy. I’ve always told my children that if they ever had to go to court, they are innocent until proven guilty. It’s in our U.S. Constitution. A McLeod County District Court judge recently said the same thing when my son opted to fight two alleged traffic violations. If you think the words of the U.S....
07/22/2015 - 12:07pm
McLeod County Commissioner Doug Krueger on Tuesday praised fellow commissioners Paul Wright and Sheldon Nies for “busting their butts” in getting the county’s retrofit of its materials recovery facility (MRF) completed. But Krueger also struggled with what he feels is a lack of solid information as the county deals with the...
07/22/2015 - 12:05pm
When I bought my house over a decade ago, there was a bare patch in the backyard where a small, wooden shed once stood. I had two options: plant grass seed, or do the Minnesota thing and plant a vegetable garden. I had images of neat rows of lush vegetables from which I would pluck side dishes while my pork chops cooked to perfection on the...
07/22/2015 - 12:05pm
To the Editor: Last week, we learned that MNsure now has a 180,000-case backlog of public-program enrollees who are unable to renew their health coverage. These glitches have left MNsure unable to send bills to thousands of people in order to pay their 2015 premiums, and MNsure is unable to check eligibility information for thousands more, some...
07/22/2015 - 12:04pm
To the Editor: Congratulations to the Brownton Cubs 14U girls softball team on its second-place title at the state softball tournament. Girls, coaches and parents are to be commended on all the hours and hard work that has gone into making this team what it is. The team has shown time and again that if you work hard and don’t give up,...
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