Editorials

04/27/2016 - 9:11am
McLeod County will be hosting a public hearing Tuesday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m., on its proposed trail plan. The meeting will be at the Glencoe City Center. We expect there will be a lot of debate at the hearing, and we hope people present their views respectfully and civilly. The County Board’s 2012 decision to put $500,000 toward the paving of the Luce Line sparked a lot of backlash many...
04/27/2016 - 9:10am
To the Editor: The recently released McLeod Trails plan makes claims about the benefit of paving more bike trails that are unsupported by the factual data provided to date. No bank that I know of would continue to shell out dollars based only on vague projections of benefits. The McLeod County commissioners should not either. First is the...
04/20/2016 - 10:27am
It may start with a tragic event: a woman is killed by an automobile while bicycling, and her family arranges a 5K run to bring awareness to the ever-increasing problem of distracted driving. Or it may start with a rash of news stories, stories about about peace officers being hurt or killed while in the service of protecting the citizen. And,...
04/20/2016 - 10:26am
I was deeply sadden by the passing of Noel Phifer, 90, last week. It was a loss of another great community leader, who helped shape generations of people through his work as a school teacher and administrator as well as a mentor and community volunteer. His involvement in the community and throughout the area indicates a lengthy list of...
04/20/2016 - 10:25am
To the Editor: Continuing a trend that started at the March 8 annual township meetings, 10 of the 14 McLeod County townships have now approved a resolution asking the county board of commissioners to suspend further bike trail efforts and spending for three years, until the costs and benefits of the recently paved Luce Line Trail are better...
04/20/2016 - 10:25am
To the Editor: This is a warning to all Minnesota school districts. Transgender ideology is being taught by LGBT activists under the banner of “safe schools” and “bullying prevention” and your school could be next. The real bullies are the gender radical trainers who are forcing this transgender training on K-12 teachers...
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