Editorials

12/17/2014 - 8:42am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners, on a split vote, turned down a proposed 2 percent levy increase for 2015, and instead voted to not increase the levy at all — also on a split vote. After several years of not increasing its levy — in deference to the economic recession that hit McLeod County harder than many areas because of employment cuts at Hutchinson Technology —...
12/10/2014 - 8:50am
To the Editor: One of your recent editorial cartoons attempted to appeal to low-information voters by equating Obama’s current scheme to circumvent our immigration laws with executive orders issued by past presidents. The comparison is simply not accurate. The Reagan and Bush executive actions, for instance, were obviously different than...
12/10/2014 - 8:48am
To the Editor: Glenn Gruenhagen is a spokesman for right-wing politics, yet he stated in an Oct. 29 letter to the editor (Hutchinson Leader) that he is “not a clone for party politics or special interest groups.” He based his statements in a Feb. 6, 2013, letter to the editor (The McLeod County Chronicle) that fracking is good for...
12/03/2014 - 7:54am
The new Vikings Stadium — and its financing — are still under construction, but two major sporting events will be using it for a venue within the next five years. The stadium is expected to be completed and opened in 2016. The National Football League has already approved the stadium as the site of the 2018 Super Bowl. And, a...
12/03/2014 - 7:53am
I coerced a friend into coming over one evening last week to help me knock one of many home-repair projects off my to-do list. He brought along his young son, Landen, who has a perpetual smile on his face and that contagious laugh that seem to wholly belong to the very young — that infectious, whole-hearted giggle that gets you laughing...
11/26/2014 - 7:51am
The McLeod County Board has once again tabled a decision on amending its tobacco ordinance to include other nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes. While some may see tabling an issue a second time as indecisive and evasive, we feel it is prudent. Any time a government body considers adopting or amending an ordinance that regulates social or...
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