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Editorials

01/17/2018 - 8:31am
Tuesday morning, in a workshop session, the McLeod County Board heard a proposal to install a security checkpoint in the new lobby of the law enforcement center and courthouse. Representatives of the sheriff’s office noted that they had received a citizen complaint regarding the current system for checking bags at courtroom entrances. Would a one-stop, scanning station at the courthouse’s main...
12/13/2017 - 8:10am
As of last Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, said he was not sure if he would resign amidst allegations of sexual harassment. As an initial allegation sparked more complaints, many of Franken’s colleagues and fellow party members called for him to resign. A handful of women came forward with allegations, the most damning of which was...
12/13/2017 - 8:09am
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar D-Minnesota It’s no secret that our workforce is one of our state’s greatest assets. Minnesota is home to some of the best-educated, hardest-working people in the country. We have the numbers to back that up. As of October, the unemployment rate here was just 3.3 percent, well below the national average. When U.S. News...
12/13/2017 - 8:08am
By Lee H. Hamilton The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process — all were established to give Americans a voice in their own governance. We are still striving to make that vision real for all, but we are closer than ever. So let me ask you some...
12/06/2017 - 1:33am
It is still early, and it is only a prediction, but a report released Tuesday morning by the state’s Management and Budget Office has us scratching our heads. In March, that office was predicting a $1.65 billion surplus for our state government. A scant nine months later — not even a year — the Minnesota Management and Budget Office is predicting...
12/06/2017 - 1:32am
By Rich Glennie I can hear it now: “Not sure what happened, boss, but it just jumped out at me!” the driver tells his supervisor. To his insurance company, he adds, “I was driving along, minding my own business, and the building just hit me! Ya, that’s what I said!” It seems drivers cannot avoid running into the Glencoe Dairy Queen. Physically...
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