Editorials

03/21/2017 - 11:21pm
Our view: Let’s raise awareness of suicide, mental health   There were nine deaths by suicide in 2016 in McLeod County, the county’s medical examiner reported Tuesday.  That figure may not seem overly alarming, when you consider that there about 34,000 residents in the county, and that there were 224 deaths reported to the medical examiner in 2016. It makes nine...
03/15/2017 - 8:05am
I recently traveled to International Falls in the dead of winter … on purpose. Twice  My wife politely turned down my invitation to join me both times. It has been awhile since I stayed in International Falls in the winter. I had forgotten how much snow it receives and how cold it can get. But my mother didn’t raise any fools...
03/15/2017 - 8:04am
To the Editor: We have a real problem pushing so many paved trails in McLeod County. The effect of local politicians are going to cause farmers and taxpayers tremendous financial harm. Look at the bad condition of the Luce Line trail that was paved only a year and a half ago. The trail already has cracks  the size of a quarter wide by 50...
03/15/2017 - 8:04am
To the Editor: We have arrived at our first committee deadline, meaning most bills must have been heard in at least one committee to move forward, unless the Rules and Administration Committee grants an exception. Here is a snapshot of a few bills that have met this deadline: Real ID On Monday, March 6, the Real ID bill failed to pass the...
03/15/2017 - 8:03am
To the Editor: With the recent opening of the Common Cup Ministry Thrift Store many thank-yous of gratitude need to be giving to the dedicated volunteers who gave many hours/weeks and weekends in the construction of the new store: Loren Engelmann (the go to person), Les Engelmann, Dale Engelmann, Randy Bussler, Charlie Czycalla, Louie Graupmann...
03/08/2017 - 9:44am
Our view: Keep tabs on this project as it develops The city of Glencoe is looking at nearly $20 million of improvements to its wastewater treatment plant. That figure was reported nearly a month ago, but sticker shock on the price tag apparently wasn’t enough to impel anyone to attend a public hearing on the proposal Monday night. Not...
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