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Editorials

04/18/2018 - 10:22am
It was disturbing enough Tuesday morning to listen to County Attorney Mike Junge report that crime in the county had risen “dramatically” in the county in 2017 over 2016. It was absolutely heartbreaking to hear about the impact of crime on our county’s children. Not that McLeod County is unique in this. You may recall that a couple years ago the Star Tribune published a series of articles about...
04/18/2018 - 10:21am
To the Editor: I feel as a parent of the community for the last 15 years, I have watched Glencoe-Silver Lake School district go through many changes —some good, some not so good. Unfortunately, I believe we have hit a “not-so-good” threshold. Let me remind the readers of this letter and the community that it was a mere 10 years ago that our...
04/18/2018 - 10:19am
To the Editor: The first Glencoe Community Blood Drive of 2018 is scheduled in one week, next Wednesday, April 25, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center Ballroom. The American Red Cross has set our goal for this blood drive at 111 units. This notice will be short and to the point: • The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations...
04/18/2018 - 10:18am
By Lee H. Hamilton In a world riven by tension, there’s one skill that stands above all others: the ability to resolve conflict. It is the paramount challenge of our time. There are so many divisions that fracture our communities, states, and nations, that the ability to create common ground — to bring people together, rather than drive them apart...
04/11/2018 - 11:03am
Back in January, those who attended the McLeod County Corn and Soybean Growers’ annual banquet heard guest speaker Mike Pearson, an ag commentator from Iowa, paint a rosy future for agriculture. While Pearson touted technological changes that will impact the future of agriculture with increased efficiencies, the real place the ag economy will boom...
04/11/2018 - 11:02am
By Rich Glennie Our Twitter-in-Chief … “The Twit” for short … is still at it. President Trump continues to tweet his edicts to his loyal followers from his throne somewhere in the White House. Does this guy ever sleep? If you didn’t know better you would think he anointed himself as king or dictator. Who needs the Constitution, or that pesky...
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