Editorials

08/24/2016 - 11:32am
In this issue, we report on the third straight Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board meeting that seemed to disintegrant into a pile of muck. In each of those meetings, members of the board have discussed workplace environment issues, and whether any progress is being made on rectifying perceived problems. Each meeting, the morass seems to get worse. McLeod County Commissioner Doug Krueger...
08/24/2016 - 11:31am
Standing next to the precipice, all the “sidewalk superintendents” were in agreement recently. The hole was a mighty fine one. The gathering started slowly. One or two “superintendents,” all of retirement age, sagely speaking about how the job should be done and what caused the problem in the first place. Before one knew...
08/24/2016 - 11:31am
To the Editor: We are all set and ready to go for a wonderful school year at GSL. This school year, our official start date will be on Aug. 29 for all students in grades three through 12. For grades K-2, Aug. 29 is a check-in day and Aug. 30 will be the first day of school. For parents who have students at Helen Baker, you have been notified of...
08/24/2016 - 11:30am
To the Editor: Last Thursday, I had the pleasure to attend the McLeod County Fair. It was a great opportunity to visit with and listen to many proud McLeod County residents, and to share with them the impact of the University of Minnesota on your communities and the upward trajectory of the university. Thank you to state Reps. Glenn Gruenhagen...
08/17/2016 - 9:56am
Turnout for Minnesota’s primary election Tuesday, Aug. 9, was just about 7 percent of registered voters. McLeod County did slightly better than the rest of the state, with a turnout of 8.8 percent of its eligible voters. That is still a pretty poor turnout, considering that the local ballot in some precincts featured contested county...
08/17/2016 - 9:55am
By Lee H. Hamilton Now that the conventions are over, I know that all eyes are on the fall presidential campaign. But I’m going to ask you to shift your focus a bit, to Congress. Don’t do it as a favor to me. Do it as a favor to the country. Congress is in the midst of a seven-week break. Its members left Washington in mid-July;...
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