Editorials

07/01/2015 - 10:39am
Scanning through social media after the Glencoe Days celebration was somewhat deflating, to say the least. People took to the Internet to offer up their criticisms of the celebration. Every public event is subject to criticism, but what struck us most was the venom of some of the barbed comments. The other thing that struck us was that some people simply have no idea how a community festival...
06/17/2015 - 9:30am
It seems ironic that the same state Legislature that tightened up driving while intoxicated laws also has made it easier to obtain liquor. Legislators voted to change the legal blood-level limit for gross misdemeanor driving while intoxicated to .16 percent, down from .20. According to a Star Tribune analysis, that could result in 3,000 more...
06/17/2015 - 9:28am
My wife and I were walking along 14th Street the other day when we both stopped to watch a “moving rope” cross the street heading north near Ives Avenue. It looked like a rope because the line was ramrod straight … and it was moving! At its lead was a mother duck and 13 ducklings, marching quickly in unison. They scooted...
06/17/2015 - 9:27am
To the Editor: I hope this letter to the editor finds all of you enjoying your summer. At Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL), we are busy planning for next year and for the future building project. Currently, we are in the design phase of the process. This process will continue for the next few months. While we have the conceptual design of the...
06/17/2015 - 9:26am
To the Editor: When we moved into Brownton 37 years ago, I knew we moved on a gravel road. But the city would take care of it. About three to four years, gravel would be put on and a road grader brought in to take care of the road. Then they put in road and gutter, saying the road would be blacktopped when the equipment was in town. Well,...
06/10/2015 - 12:21pm
Board of Commissioners will take up its proposed jail expansion and courthouse security plans in a workshop session Tuesday, June 23. The workshop has been scheduled for a day in which no regular meeting has been scheduled. Which is good, because the Board needs to take the time to fully debate how to get the proposal under its original budget...
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