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...
06/08/2016 - 10:00am
Not only did the state Legislature fail to complete its work on time, but it seems that our state politics cannot even come together on setting the parameters for a special session to finish the work.   Unfortunately, in Minnesota, the only person with authority to call a special legislative session is the governor. And Gov. Dayton is...
06/08/2016 - 9:59am
My deck has always been my summer sanctuary. From mid-May to mid-September, I spend most of my early mornings and evenings there.   In the morning, I like to take my cup of coffee and laptop out there, and cruise the Internet while my privacy fence keeps passersby from the sight of me sitting in my ratty sweatshirts and pajama pants...
06/08/2016 - 9:58am
To the Editor:   Ka-thunk. Another legislative session ended without passing the main course, which this year was the state bonding bill. But instead of accepting part of the blame for the fiasco, our local legislators are pointing their fingers at Senate Democrats for end-of-session maneuvering.   Their complaint? A last-...
06/08/2016 - 9:58am
To the Editor:   At the last Glencoe City Council meeting, the City Council directed the city engineer to complete a comprehensive sewer plan. This plan may well be a very important guideline to help us down the road.   If your sewer is running slow on Monday, you don’t call the plumber on Sunday. If your roof is leaking...
06/01/2016 - 9:51am
The Chronicle divvied up coverage of Memorial Day services among the three people of its editorial staff, with each taking in two communities — Glencoe, Plato, New Auburn, Silver Lake, Stewart and Brownton all had a photographer present. There were no complaints about the assignments, even though it is technically a holiday for our staff...
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