Editorials

06/22/2016 - 11:04am
The number of children who need foster care is far outpacing the number of available beds in foster homes, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The Star Tribune’s Brandon Stahl took a hard look at why there are more foster children than available homes, and part of the answer was startling: the Minnesota Legislature in 2015, passed some sweeping reforms...
06/22/2016 - 11:03am
While the political charades continue on the national level, local politics are at work, too. Two items come to mind: storm water and setting precedent. At the June 6 Glencoe City Council meeting, council members heard that the city may try to prevent water from the eastern watershed from flowing west into the central watershed as a reaction to...
06/22/2016 - 11:02am
To the Editor: Another person has stopped me on the street commenting about the elm site hours or lack thereof. That makes only two people this week. Earlier in the year it was approximately three people a day, sometimes more. It amazes me that the Council spends millions of dollars a year telling people what they need and can afford. One...
06/15/2016 - 10:02am
Once again, our nation has sat back, stunned, in front of our television sets as reports came out of Orlando, Florida, of the most massive shooting in our country’s recent history. Questions abound: was the shooter a member of a terroristic organization? Was he, as his parents claim, repulsed by gay people? How did someone who was, at...
06/15/2016 - 10:01am
To the Editor: At the end of this legislative session, the metro DFL and Gov. Dayton showed their true big government colors. The DFL-controlled Senate broke the agreement it had made with House Republicans on the bonding and transportation bill by adding an amendment to fund Southwest Light Rail (SWLR), a boondoggle that will cost taxpayers at...
06/15/2016 - 10:00am
To the Editor: This is a copy of an email that I have sent to the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) media people and have been thanked for the kind words by Jackie Anderson of ADM: As a next door neighbor of your new facility, I was able to tour your very impressive operation at your open house along with other city officials. Congratulations on a...
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