Editorials

09/10/2014 - 8:44am
The primary purpose of an open meeting — be it a city council, school board, or county board — is to conduct public business in an open setting. These government bodies are required by law to do so, and the public is welcome to observe the process. They are not, however, required to allow time for public comment. Many do reserve time on the regular agenda to address any concerns...
09/03/2014 - 8:44am
Hi, my name is Lori and I’m a phone-aholic. A few years ago, I bought myself a “smart” phone when I reached a milestone birthday (when you get to a certain age, any birthday is a milestone). I’m not even sure why I wanted one, except that everyone else in the family had one. Here’s what I can do with it: text...
09/03/2014 - 8:18am
  The Minnesota State Fair has ended, cool morning breezes are drifting through my living room windows, preseason football games plaster the flat-screen TVs at the bar and brightly colored purple, orange, and yellow mums surround Coborn’s grocery store.  Fall is coming. Next to Pola-Czesky Days and the wintry, evergreen...
08/27/2014 - 8:38am
The current campaign season is just starting to heat up, and with it will come the usual buzzwords and phrases: “streamlining government,” “inter-governmental cooperation,” “efficiency,” “inter-agency cooperation.” People want government that does more with fewer of our tax dollars. Everyone wants...
08/27/2014 - 8:37am
Last week, I wrote about how I’m entering the realm of the old and the tired, helped along by various merchandisers trying to sell me pre-planned funerals and electronic scooters. Well, I’m not the only one who is aging. A little over a week ago, four of us Chronicle staffers attended a design seminar led by Ed Henninger,...
08/27/2014 - 8:36am
To the Editor: Here I am again, writing my last letter to the editor. Now that I am officially retired, I just had to write one more letter to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me through the last 30 years. I could not have done it alone. It took everyone to make the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf the success it is. Without the help of...
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