Editorials

02/25/2015 - 12:04pm
One doesn’t need to attend a transportation forum or a highway coalition meeting to learn that roads in our state are in a deplorable condition and rapidly declining, especially in outstate Minnesota. One only needs to travel Highway 15 between Brownton and Winthrop, or Highway 212 east of Glencoe, to get a jaw-rattling reality check of just how much work our highways and roads really...
02/25/2015 - 11:57am
It’s not exactly a coffee group. It’s more like when all the planets are aligned, and we inadvertently stumbled into Gert & Erma’s for a cup of coffee at the same time. There is my Norwegian-American friend, who wears pride of that fact like lutefisk around his neck. Then there’s my Swedish-American friend who says...
02/25/2015 - 11:57am
To the Editor: My name is Rachael Templin. I am writing you this letter today asking for donations. I am going to be taking a polar plunge for Children’s Grief Connection. Children’s Grief Connection is a camp for people who have experienced the loss of a parent, friend or someone close to them. I have attended camp two times. It...
02/18/2015 - 9:35am
Transparency and the Minnesota Open Meeting Law. Those two topics came up at Tuesday’s McLeod County Board meeting, and we’re glad they did. New Commissioner Doug Krueger raised some questions regarding the county’s recent extension of its recycling contract, citing two concerns: first, that as new commissioner, he doesn...
02/18/2015 - 9:34am
There have been a couple of things that have chafed my hide over the past several months, and I have to take a moment to address these raw spots. First, anybody who thinks the return of trolley cars to the metro area is a wise thing should look at why trolley cars went the way of the horse and buggy … they became obsolete! They were...
02/11/2015 - 9:31am
Rental inspection ordinances and “snowbird” ordinances seem to be dominating city council discussions in the area. Last week in Brownton, a resident complained about the city’s amendement to its winter parking ordinance, which prohibits parking on city streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from November to April — regardless...
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