Editorials

01/28/2015 - 11:38am
A couple of items came across the editorial desk this week that should catch the attention of those interested in school levy referendums — which ought to be each one of us. Randall Thalmann, a rural Plato farmer and former Glencoe School Board member, dropped off a guest column outlining the reasons many farmers are asking the state to tax only a farm’s home and one acre of land...
01/28/2015 - 11:37am
By Randall Thalmann Plato Goals of proposal • Every year, every student should have an equal opportunity for 21st-century education. If we continue to build a good education system, statewide prosperity will follow. • The state of Minnesota needs to match all local facility levies with annual adjusted pupil facility funding to...
01/28/2015 - 11:36am
To the Editor: The McLeod County commissioners’ decision on Jan. 6 to vote Paul Wright as chair, and not consider Ron Shimanski’s nomination and qualifications for chair, or vice chair, is quite disturbing. The nomination of Shimanski for chair or vice chair was overlooked and voted down by Joe Nagel, Paul Wright and Sheldon Nies....
01/28/2015 - 11:35am
To the Editor: On behalf of the members of the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition, I want to thank state Sen. Scott Newman and state Reps. Glenn Gruenhagen and Jim Nash for introducing legislation that provides funding for US Highway 212 improvements. Residents of Carver County have benefitted immensely from the construction of the...
01/21/2015 - 9:08am
President Barack Obama recently proposed free tuition for two years of community college for students. “Today I’m announcing an ambitious new plan to bring down the cost of community college tuition in this country,” President Obama said in Tennessee on Friday, Jan. 9. “I want to bring it down to zero. I want to make it...
01/21/2015 - 9:07am
It’s funny how you can look at the same thing day after day without really noticing it. I was brushing my teeth the other day, and was trying to squeeze the last gob of toothpaste out of a nearly empty tue when I noticed that the toothpaste was specially formulate for people “with over 50 years of experience.” Experience in...
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