Editorials

05/18/2016 - 10:14am
The advent of social media provided us with a fun and immediate way to connect with family and friends, especially those with whom we have lost touch. We love to scroll Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out what our friends are up to, check out their photographs and comment on their accomplishments and events. Unfortunately, the good side of social media has brought an ugly side with it...
05/11/2016 - 10:26am
We may not know who our next president is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Americans who are willing to set aside their differences on behalf of a compelling new...
05/04/2016 - 12:08pm
After nearly two hours of taking public comment, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a proposed trail plan that has been in the works for over a year.   Although many don’t believe it, the trail plan — which outlines possible improvements that can be made over the next 20 years — is not set in...
05/04/2016 - 12:07pm
To the Editor:   I had occasion to speak with Minnesota House Representative Tim Miller-R this past weekend. Tim represents District 17A, which borders McLeod and Sibley counties. Miller won his election in a stunning upset victory in 2014, with an 11 percent margin, against Andrew Falk, his three-term DFL opponent.   Rep....
05/04/2016 - 12:06pm
To the Editor:   I want to thank all of the patient donors who took time out of their day on Wednesday, April 27, to donate at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive.   The American Red Cross (ARC) set our goal at 122 units and we surpassed that goal by collecting 135 units. Awesome! We had 92 qualified whole-blood donors and 22...
05/04/2016 - 12:06pm
To the Editor: We need two more volunteers to help with watering the baskets in Glencoe. It is getting to be a big job for one or two people to do it.   Last year, we had four people watering. It worked very well. The job consists of about three hours a day for one week a month from the end of May to Labor Day. It also includes...
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