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Editorials

07/03/2018 - 11:15am
There aren’t enough people giving blood through the American Red Cross. In fact, for the past four years, new blood donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. In an effort to reverse that trend, we’ve launched the Missing Types campaign. To raise awareness for the need for blood donors, businesses, organizations and individuals across the country are joining the Missing Types movement by...
06/13/2018 - 10:22am
Editor’s Note: McLeod County hosted an essay contest as part of its student government day in April. The essay theme was “Serving the Underserved.” The winner was Abigail Reiter, a student at Hutchinson High School. Her essay appears below. By Abigail Reiter Hutchinson High School Every child at some point feels like they don’t belong; they don’t...
06/06/2018 - 10:35am
After last year’s legislative session, one had hopes that Minnesota’s DFL governor and its Republican-controlled Legislature would learn to compromise more and make a bipartisan effort to pass effective tax and budget bills. One also knew that hope was probably hollow at best — our state leaders seem to have little desire to let go of their...
06/06/2018 - 10:34am
By Rich Glennie In its latest effort to beautify the city, Glencoe leaders have plopped a large hole in the ground in a residential area and called it a holding pond. Impressive. The newest ponds are part of the central storm water project, and this particular one is located at the corner of Ives Avenue and 13th Street. All the trees have been...
06/06/2018 - 10:33am
To the Editor: I was glad to see the editorial on recycling contamination in the paper recently. My husband and I use the recycling bins in Helen Township. We feel pretty strongly about using resources wisely. Well over half of the waste we produce in our household is recyclable, and we put a fair amount of effort into cleaning and separating...
06/06/2018 - 10:32am
To the Editor: I would like to thank my colleagues from McLeod County, Doug Krueger and Joe Nagel, along with McLeod County Engineer John Brunkhorst, for all of their support as we have worked for a safer and more effective highway system in our area of the state. Having a strong, diverse coalition of partners all advocating for needed...
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