Editorials

07/27/2016 - 3:04pm
The reports are coming so often that we are becoming enured to them. A truck driver plows through a crowd in Nice, France, killing scores of people. A gunman goes on a rampage in Germany, killing nine at a shopping mall. Each time there is a mass killing, whether on U.S. soil or abroad, our nation launches into a renewed and more heated debate about gun control. A man plows through a crowd...
07/27/2016 - 3:03pm
During last week’s hot streak, I spotted a sparrow sitting on my bird feeder. In his mouth was a seed, but he was too worn out from the heat to eat it. Not far away was a squirrel, sprawled out on the tire of my son’s trailer. He was spreadeagle on the top of the tire in the shade. He looked exhausted. My oldest brother in Arizona...
07/27/2016 - 3:02pm
To the Editor: Hello, neighbor! My name is Kevin Masrud, and I live with my family in Stewart. I’m running for McLeod County’s Board of Commissioners here in the 3rd District. There are two reasons I’m running for County Board. The first reason is because I believe that government has become too big, and too expensive. The...
07/27/2016 - 3:01pm
To the Editor: Trailblazer Transit provides “dial a ride” transit service in the McLeod, Sibley and the Wright counties area. It is organized as a joint powers entity by McLeod and Sibley counties and Wright County Area Transportation (WCAT) which is comprised of 14 communities within Wright County. The WCAT service area has a...
07/27/2016 - 3:00pm
To the Editor:  I would like to commend the Glencoe Fire Department for hosting the fifth Heat in the Street event. The weather was hot and humid, so that might have kept some people away, but I did see all ages from high school kids to grandparents. The fire department and their retirees volunteered to help make the event a success; I...
07/27/2016 - 2:59pm
To the Editor: Support Brad Wick for county commissioner – District 4. I have known Brad for over seven years. He is a caring, compassionate, dedicated and respectful man with a desire to make a difference. When we talked about “Why now?” for county board commissioner, he said he feels it’s his time to step up for the...
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