Editorials

12/17/2014 - 8:42am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners, on a split vote, turned down a proposed 2 percent levy increase for 2015, and instead voted to not increase the levy at all — also on a split vote. After several years of not increasing its levy — in deference to the economic recession that hit McLeod County harder than many areas because of employment cuts at Hutchinson Technology —...
12/17/2014 - 8:40am
The past few Christmas seasons, my co-worker Trisha has roped me into “arts and crafts” to make unique gifts for our co-workers. I’m a very reluctant participant. If she didn’t also offer me wine and some of her “magic” cookies (which her son claims not only taste good but have healing powers), I’d...
12/17/2014 - 8:39am
After living in several large cities, I was unsure what would greet me when I returned to my small hometown. How would this be different? Big cities are often very arrogant about what they have to offer, and at times can scoff at the opportunities (or they say lack thereof) in a small community. In my first weeks here at The Chronicle, I was...
12/10/2014 - 8:53am
For many years, Minnesota statute has required school districts to start school after the Labor Day weekend. The legislation was the result of lobbying from the tourism industry, hoping to capture end-of-season revenues from the traveling public. And the Minnesota State Fair wraps up its annual session over the weekend, which draws thousands to...
12/10/2014 - 8:52am
I hate shopping. I already need to take back that statement. I don’t hate shopping. I hate spending money. I have always been tight-fisted. Whenever I really wanted something as a child, my mother would need only say, “You’ll have to use your own money.” That usually killed my desire to acquire whatever it was that...
12/10/2014 - 8:51am
I saw a pulp truck the other day … near Hutchinson. It looked as out of place as the moose that took up residence at a New Ulm area farm recently. They both appeared to be lost. The sight of a pulp truck brought back memories of my college days working in a pulp and paper mill in International Falls and of my early days as the editor of...
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