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Editorials

06/13/2018 - 10:24am
The Minnesota State Patrol is under some scrutiny after a chase ended with a vehicle crashing into a playground and seriously injuring three siblings. The pursuit apparently started on Interstate 94 in the metro area, and tragically ended when the driver of the pursued SUV exited the freeway, entered a neighborhood and ran through some tennis courts and a swing set outside Jenny Lind Elementary...
06/13/2018 - 10:23am
By Collin Peterson U.S. Congressman D-Minnesota Work requirements have been part of SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, since 1996. People between 16 and 59 have to work. The problem is that the requirements we have for able-bodied adults don’t work the way they should. They don’t work because they’re too rigid and don’t offer the states any...
06/13/2018 - 10:22am
Editor’s Note: McLeod County hosted an essay contest as part of its student government day in April. The essay theme was “Serving the Underserved.” The winner was Abigail Reiter, a student at Hutchinson High School. Her essay appears below. By Abigail Reiter Hutchinson High School Every child at some point feels like they don’t belong; they don’t...
06/06/2018 - 10:35am
After last year’s legislative session, one had hopes that Minnesota’s DFL governor and its Republican-controlled Legislature would learn to compromise more and make a bipartisan effort to pass effective tax and budget bills. One also knew that hope was probably hollow at best — our state leaders seem to have little desire to let go of their...
06/06/2018 - 10:34am
By Rich Glennie In its latest effort to beautify the city, Glencoe leaders have plopped a large hole in the ground in a residential area and called it a holding pond. Impressive. The newest ponds are part of the central storm water project, and this particular one is located at the corner of Ives Avenue and 13th Street. All the trees have been...
06/06/2018 - 10:33am
To the Editor: I was glad to see the editorial on recycling contamination in the paper recently. My husband and I use the recycling bins in Helen Township. We feel pretty strongly about using resources wisely. Well over half of the waste we produce in our household is recyclable, and we put a fair amount of effort into cleaning and separating...
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