Editorials

04/26/2017 - 8:22am
Our view: Let’s hope nothing derails progress in patching things up Thursday morning’s Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board meeting was one of the most amicable in several months. Not everyone agreed 100 percent on every thought, but discourse was respectful and thoughtful, something that had been lacking in meetings last year. Whether it was the result of mediation sessions...
04/26/2017 - 8:20am
To the Editor: As state and federal lawmakers develop funding proposals that will affect older adults and care givers and impact their ability to access services in local communities, consideration should be given to the following principles: Older adults want to remain in their own homes and communities. Research has shown that eliminating or...
04/26/2017 - 8:19am
By Lee H. Hamilton For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to report that it’s getting rather full. This is not a good thing. Public officials should feel strongly obliged to do their business in an open and upfront manner. When you...
04/19/2017 - 9:31am
Our view: Measure may help promote good citizen-cop relationships Police departments in 16 cities have taken a new approach to encouraging drivers to make sure their vehicles are safe to drive — they have formed a partnership with a repair company, and are offering vouchers to get repaired, for free, such items as broken taillights and...
04/19/2017 - 9:29am
It’s not often that the metro media, in particular the Star Tribune, venture into McLeod County, unless it involves something negative. So when the April 9 Sunday edition, front page no less, zeroed in on our county’s evangelical tendencies, it came as a surprise. “‘God’s Country’ Still Steadfast” read...
04/19/2017 - 9:28am
To the Editor: Cheers and thank you to all who supported the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign! McLeod Emergency Food Shelf received a combination of food and funds totaling over 89,000. The “Town Challenge” per capita tally allows Plato, Lester Prairie and Silver Lake to boast the top three spots for 2017! With donations...
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