Editorials

09/28/2016 - 9:42am
A district court judge handed down his findings last week in the criminal case against Emily Givens, the driver charged in the car-bicycle crash death of Glencoe resident Penny Verdeck last April. Givens was alleged to have been reading a text message when the accident occurred. Many have expressed disappointment in the judge’s findings. He found Givens not guilty of criminal vehicular...
09/28/2016 - 9:42am
To the Editor: Hold on to your wallets, taxpayers of Glencoe. Monday night, Sept. 19, the council approved paying Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) $71,600 for a pavement management survey and central storm sewer project study. The section of city included in this study includes the area north of Highway 212, east to Hennepin Avenue and west of...
09/28/2016 - 9:41am
To the Editor: Last April, proof was requested for the claims within the McLeod Trails Plan about the benefits of paved bike trails. To date, no response has yet been provided by either the city of Hutchinson or McLeod County.    After creating 53 miles of trails within Hutchinson, and an additional 20 paved Luce Line miles, paying...
09/21/2016 - 11:36am
Once again, we’ve been made startlingly aware that terrorism is a global problem, one not confined to just the Mideast, half a world away. Saturday evening, Dahir Adan went on a rampage through a St. Cloud shopping mall, stabbing nine people before being shot by an off-duty police officer. According to news reports, Adan was dressed in a...
09/21/2016 - 11:35am
Have you noticed? There appears to be more yard signs for roofing contractors than politicians this election year. It’s weird. That said, I’m still at a loss. Who am I going to vote for president on Nov. 8? There is Democrat Hillary Clinton, a professional politician, who is deemed untrustworthy by many as well as being a...
09/21/2016 - 11:34am
Last week, resolutions from 13 of 14 McLeod County townships were communicated to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) responsible for distributing Legacy money. Resolutions from 10 townships appealed to McLeod County Commissioners to slow down paving of more bike trails and to involve townships more. The...
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