Editorials

05/20/2015 - 9:33am
During the 1980s and 1990s, which were mostly peacetime eras, attendance at area Memorial Day services steadily dwindled. People turned instead to fully enjoying the three-day weekend with camping, fishing, cookouts, picnics and other recreational activities. And then came Sept. 11, 2001, with an attack on American soil. Terrorists unleashed their fury on the Trade Center in New York City and...
05/13/2015 - 10:01am
As usual, I was under-prepared, under-trained and, I admit, more than a little frightened. As I have written before, my brother, his daughter and I like to push ourselves with new challenges, from 5K runs to a duathlon and other events. Now, we have become biking enthusiasts. Well, maybe enthusiast is too strong of a word, at least for me,...
05/13/2015 - 10:00am
I just wanted to let all Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) parents and community members know that our kids received an excellent comment from the staff at the Brunzwick Zone, where prom and the after-prom party were held. The kids were commended for their great behavior and respectfulness. GSL truly has great kids! Laura Donnay Glencoe
05/13/2015 - 9:59am
To the Editor: Minnesota electric cooperatives and municipal utilities are owned, managed and operated by the customers they serve. That means we aren’t focused on stock prices or faraway shareholders. We exist to provide reliable, affordable, safe and environmentally sensitive electric service to all our customers. Because we are...
05/13/2015 - 9:58am
To the Editor: Republicans swept into the majority last year by picking up 10 House seats in Greater Minnesota, convincing voters that they would shine the spotlight on rural areas of the state that they claimed had been ignored by the Democrats. That spotlight shone brightly on rural Minnesota at the start of this legislative session, but it...
05/13/2015 - 9:57am
To the Editor: As we move into the final stretch of this year’s legislative session it is refreshing to see all sides agreeing that Minnesota has significant transportation problems that require a long-term investment to get back on track. Our transportation system has always relied on user fees like the fuel tax and vehicle registration...
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