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Editorials

02/13/2019 - 10:29am
Gary Ballard stepped to the podium Feb. 4 to suggest the Glencoe City Council revisit its decision to allow the police department to acquire and use body cameras. Ballard’s request came weeks after the council OK’d a budget containing funding for the cameras and the policy governing use of the technology. Still, some citizens may appreciate Mr. Ballard’s concern for the prudent use of taxpayer...
02/13/2019 - 10:28am
To the editor, Keith O. Tongen’s article, “Applying farmers’ logic to end immigration,” is relevant concerning the wall. However, there is another factor that needs to be addressed. That is tracking immigrants and those who have lapsed visas in getting them documented and enabling them to a path towards citizenship. The reason we have such...
02/13/2019 - 10:28am
To the editor, Maybe someone should start investigating Nancy Pelosi as to why she has a wall around her house but opposes one for the United States. She must feel safer with it so why shouldn’t we? Did she pay for her wall or did the taxpayers? Also, who does she get to pick her grapes, and are they legal? Clarence Juncewski, Silver Lake
02/06/2019 - 1:56pm
Several years after he left the Minnesota House of Representatives, the late K.J. McDonald, said of his hometown back in 2006, If we do not grow, we will perish. At the time, McDonald was mayor of Watertown, a community in northern Carver County slightly smaller but every bit as conservative as Glencoe. There were many people in McDonald’s...
02/06/2019 - 1:49pm
The Star Tribune recently ran an opinion piece by James Lefestey, who advocated for an increase in the gas tax to finance infrastructure improvements and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but cautioned lawmakers to keep rural Minnesotans in mind when crafting this policy. While it is admirable that the author wants to be sensitive to the needs...
01/30/2019 - 10:42am
Remember Carl W. Hayden? You’re not alone if you don’t. But his name is on a plaque affixed to the holding vault at the Glencoe City Cemetery. So who is Carl W. Hayden, how did his name get on that plaque and who put it there? Since I’m retired and apparently had nothing else to do, I was asked to find out what I could about Mr. Hayden. So I...
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