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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...
11/29/2017 - 6:27am
The Minnesota Department of Transportation had a representative at the Tuesday, Nov. 21, McLeod County Board meeting to discuss its proposed 10-year improvement plan in Section 8, which includes our area. While there are no major reconstruction projects planned in our immediate area, there was mention of a couple of targeted sites that could...
11/29/2017 - 6:26am
By Lee H. Hamilton One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists. They’re “policy advisors,” or “strategic counsel,” or “public relations advisors,” or lawyers, or even just “consultants.” Whatever they’re called, though, they play a huge role in...
11/22/2017 - 7:46am
The Minnesota Supreme court ruled last week that Gov. Mark Dayton was within his legal rights to line-item veto funding for the state Legislature at the end of this year’s session. According to news reports from the Capitol, the Supreme Court also said that despite the cut in funding, the Legislature has enough money to continue to function, and...
11/22/2017 - 7:43am
To the Editor: As another harvest season nears its end, farmers around Minnesota find themselves filling every bin and grain bunker with a tremendous crop. Our ability to produce record-breaking yields are thanks to great weather, new technology, environmentally friendly practices and a strong commitment to produce high-quality products....
11/22/2017 - 7:42am
To the Editor: The final 2017 Glencoe Community Blood Drive was held Wednesday, Nov. 15. The American Red Cross (ARC) set our goal at 117 units; we collected 101 units. There were 97 presenting donors, seven of whom were deferred (unable to donate at this drive) and four were incomplete donations. Seventy donors were able to donate one unit each...
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