Editorials

01/18/2017 - 9:36am
Our view: Both sides had points in County Board debate On a split vote Tuesday, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved additional funding for an outreach coordinator for the McLeod County Historical Society. The hope is that the position will help find funding for projects for some of the auxiliary historical groups in the county, such as the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society...
01/04/2017 - 9:03am
Opinion pages in every newspaper should be a place that community members can voice their cares, concerns, criticisms and laurels, provided, of course, that those opinions are not libelous. The Chronicle has been fortunate to have readers who are willing to step forward and express their opinions for public debate and the exchange of ideas....
01/04/2017 - 8:50am
Our view: School, jail, GRHS, street and utility projects show economic rebound As we we leafed through the isues of 2016 Chronicles for our annual year in review, two things stood out: there was a lot of construction going on and it rained — a lot. In fact, the rain put a literal damper on some of the construction projects in Glencoe...
12/28/2016 - 10:11am
Our view: It’s another option for the county, along with restructuring After nearly a decade in an economy marked by recessions and near depressions, it’s unusual to hear the phrase “growing pains” in public discussions. But it is one we are hearing more frequently. We’ve heard it at Trailblazer Transit meetings...
12/28/2016 - 10:10am
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar D-Minnesota Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Ever Cat’s biodiesel plant in Isanti. The company, started by a feed-supplement supplier for farmers, uses innovative technology to create biodiesel from waste. And every year since its opening, that plant has produced approximately...
12/28/2016 - 10:09am
By Lee H. Hamilton As Mario Cuomo said, politicians campaign in poetry but have to govern in prose. Now we have a president-elect who campaigned in tweets … but still will have to govern in prose. Donald Trump showed great skill as a campaigner, steering his campaign past a slew of professional politicians who underestimated him at...
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