Editorials

10/22/2014 - 6:34am
What a disappointment the 2014 political campaign season has been. It seems we have reached a new low in our desire to assassinate the characters of our candidates. Some television ads have become so vitrolic that stations are providing “truth tests” and “reality checks” so that voters can find out if the assertions put forth in these ads are truth or fiction, or can be...
10/22/2014 - 6:28am
To the Editor: We are writing in strong support of Congressman Collin Peterson. We are sick and tired of all the negative, misleading attacks. These outside groups are misleading voters into thinking that Collin has changed, or that he travels too much. In fact, Collin represents a district that would take over seven hours to drive from one...
10/22/2014 - 6:28am
To the Editor: I felt it was necessary to write this letter to respond to the article in last week’s paper regarding the County Board. It stated there was a proposal to place a veterans memorial on the courthouse property in Glencoe. I would like to clarify that no one from the Glencoe Area Veterans Memorial Committee made any request...
10/22/2014 - 6:27am
To the Editor: Like most of you, I am sick of the negative political ads. I am particularly irritated by the deceptive ads against my friend, Torrey Westrom. Torrey is an extremely decent man who has overcome the difficult tragedy of becoming blind as a result of a farm accident at the age of 14.  Torrey was determined not to let...
10/15/2014 - 9:30am
Although they didn’t say much, McLeod County Commissioners seemed hesitant to adopt changes to its tobacco ordinance to include e-cigarettes, nicotine and other tobacco-delivery devices. In fact, the County Board tabled the issue until its Nov. 18 meeting as a 30-day commentary period. We wish all governmental units would be so hestitant...
10/15/2014 - 9:29am
Unlike most election years, 2014 has been a light one for election and campaign letters to the editor. It’s hard to believe the general election is a scant three weeks away. As in the past, we will put on a moratorium on letters regarding candidates or other ballot issues, ending election letters in the second-to-last edition before the...
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