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...
08/17/2016 - 9:54am
To the Editor: Just a quick kudos to the Glencoe Park Board, park employees, the City Council and, of course, the citizens of Glencoe for the fine park system and the camper sites which we can all enjoy in the fine city of Glencoe. The weekend of Aug. 5-6, the descendants of Lars and Clara Ostlie held a family reunion at Oak Leaf Park in...
08/17/2016 - 9:53am
To the Editor: Just a few lines to let you know I’m still alive. I am not against public improvement projects to install new streets and utilities. What I am against is Minnesota Statute 429 where I have to pay large assessments against my property. At the Lincoln Park and Armstrong Avenue assessment hearings, 95 percent of those...
08/10/2016 - 10:21am
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges touted the police department’s new use-of-force policy at a press conference Monday. There is much to admire about the new policy, particularly its mission of preservation of “the sanctity of life.” It isn’t black lives matter, or blue lives matter, or...
08/10/2016 - 10:20am
To the Editor: General election candidates running for McLeod County commissioner will be invited to a question-and-answer forum Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center South Ballroom, 1107 11th St. E, Glencoe. Commissioner District 3: This district includes the townships of Collins, Lynn, Penn and Round Grove, and the cities...
08/03/2016 - 10:52am
The turnout for primary elections in Minnesota is noticeably low, hovering around the mark of 10 percent of registered voters heading toward the polls. Were it not for our local races, the ballot in McLeod County would be remarkably bland, with just a race for a Republican candidate for U.S. Congressional District 7 in Minnesota, and another...
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