Editorials

01/21/2015 - 9:08am
President Barack Obama recently proposed free tuition for two years of community college for students. “Today I’m announcing an ambitious new plan to bring down the cost of community college tuition in this country,” President Obama said in Tennessee on Friday, Jan. 9. “I want to bring it down to zero. I want to make it free.” Obama is proposing to spend $60...
01/14/2015 - 9:06am
On Dec. 31, sports editor Josh Randt announced in his column that he will be moving on to other endeavors. I’ll miss him a lot. Like his predecessor, Lee Ostrom, Josh was tall (sometimes referred to as a giant), had a great sense of humor, and a true passion for high school sports and the kids who play them. Most mornings, Josh could...
01/14/2015 - 9:05am
By State Sen. Scott Newman R-Hutchinson Happy New Year! This week marks the beginning of the 2015 legislative session. A primary objective for this session is to pass a balanced state budget that will help Minnesotans thrive. I am looking forward to a productive session and working with my Senate colleagues in an effort to control the ever-...
01/07/2015 - 9:52am
The Chronicle has been covering a rash of swearing-in ceremonies this week, which comes with a new year in local politics. At the most local level, two commissioners were sworn in Tuesday morning at the McLeod County Board meeting. Monday night, new Glencoe City Council member Allen Robeck was given the oath of office — not only because...
01/07/2015 - 9:51am
To the Editor: Starting today, Jan. 7, pickleball is being offered at the Panther Field House from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This game combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong and, as Glencoe-area players have discovered, is easy to learn. In Glencoe, we play doubles, so you always have a partner to help cover the small court. The...
12/31/2014 - 7:34am
People across the globe — even those in our own country — tend to think of Minnesota as being tucked just beneath the polar ice cap, with year-round snow, freezing temps, stalled cars and bundled-up residents. Those of us who actually live in the state know, however, that Minnesota is subject to weather extremes, from frigid winters...
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