Editorials

09/21/2016 - 11:36am
Once again, we’ve been made startlingly aware that terrorism is a global problem, one not confined to just the Mideast, half a world away. Saturday evening, Dahir Adan went on a rampage through a St. Cloud shopping mall, stabbing nine people before being shot by an off-duty police officer. According to news reports, Adan was dressed in a private security guard uniform, and allegedly...
09/14/2016 - 9:03am
To the Editor: The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Sept. 16, 2016. Many Americans across the United States pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. All military installations fly the National League of Families POW/MIA flag,...
09/07/2016 - 10:10am
Labor Day weekend is traditionally the “last weekend of summer,” and most Minnesotans are not going to spend it glued to their televisions. But many of us did exactly that, probably for the first time since reports came of Princess Diana’s death in a car accident in 1997. Many, many people spent that Labor Day weekend watching...
09/07/2016 - 10:09am
To the Editor: Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) would like to express its public gratitude to Minnesota’s congressional delegation in securing a federal grant to help our railroad install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology to comply with federal safety mandates in time for the December 2018 deadline. As the regional...
08/31/2016 - 9:49am
Residents in McLeod County seem to be pretty well split on whether developing trails should be a priority for our commissioners and our taxpayers. If McLeod County is going to pursue trail development, we would all much rather see it done with grant dollars rather than  out of our own pockets, which is why we appreciate the fact that the...
08/31/2016 - 9:48am
I was standing there admiring our newest acquisition — a Weber grill from Hite Hardware. It was nice and shiny and replaces an older one that was blown over and broken in a recent wind storm. As I was admiring the new shiny toy, it happened. A nut bounced off my head and onto the grill. My son Andrew was in stitches. It wasn’t that...
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