Editorials

04/09/2014 - 7:37am
Perhaps one of the toughest decisions in the newspaper business is whether to close a newspaper or continue in hopes things get better. McLeod Publishing Inc. was faced with that decision and decided it will close its Silver Lake Leader newspaper and office on May 29. When McLeod Publishing purchased the Leader in December 2010 from Ken and Dorothy Merrill, it was agreed the Leader would remain...
03/26/2014 - 7:42am
After weeks of speculation, Minnesota 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson made it official last week. He is running for another term in Congress. The groans from the district Republicans was audible. They were banking on the veteran Democrat finally getting out of the way so they could reclaim the so-called Republican 7th District as their...
03/26/2014 - 7:40am
Sometime late Thursday afternoon, I realized I had not received a single e-mail since early that morning. Which is odd for me, because I’ve somehow managed to get myself on every mailing list under the sun, from clothing stores to a tire store to a variety of health websites, to a sporting goods store. Like my snail mail, most of it is non-...
02/26/2014 - 8:58am
Like most middle-aged people, I’ve made sporadic attempts to “get in shape” and “drop a few pounds.” (And by a few, I mean 20). I’ve tried everything from long-distance bike riding to Wii Fit and Tae Bo. A few years ago, I read somewhere that the best “fat-burning” exercises are those in which you bear your own body weight, such as walking or...
11/06/2013 - 10:01am
To the Editor: Just a note from a high school football fan/father. My two younger sons  play for St. Croix Lutheran High School, and my guess is our teams will meet in the near future. While we’ve never played GSL before during my sons’ time at SCLHS, nonetheless, we hold your team in very high regard. Our coach often holds...
03/13/2013 - 7:37am
To the Editor: We, too, have to echo the praise of Rich Glennie in his recent column regarding Lee Ostrom. As parents of three sons, who competed for GSL and the Plato Blue Jays over a 10-year period, we spent a lot of time on bleachers. We, undoubtedly, saw Lee at every event. It didn’t matter if you saw him at an event on a Tuesday and Thursday...
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