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Editorials

02/13/2019 - 10:29am
Gary Ballard stepped to the podium Feb. 4 to suggest the Glencoe City Council revisit its decision to allow the police department to acquire and use body cameras. Ballard’s request came weeks after the council OK’d a budget containing funding for the cameras and the policy governing use of the technology. Still, some citizens may appreciate Mr. Ballard’s concern for the prudent use of taxpayer...
01/02/2019 - 10:28am
To the editor, I agree Minnesota does not need a tax increase in response to Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen’s letter, “No need for tax increases with a surplus,” (Dec. 19). But it does need tax reform. A good place to start is to adopt a needed modest increase in the gas tax and a cut in the real estate tax by increasing school aid and establishing a...
01/02/2019 - 10:27am
By Lee H. Hamilton In the days following George H. W. Bush’s death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness the former president represented. It was a form of bipartisan nostalgia for a time when the nation seemed to work. As we head toward 2019, it’s...
01/02/2019 - 10:26am
Lions Club members are rightfully proud of the motto, “We serve.” This week, a group of locally elected officials are officially stepping away from their roles as representatives of the people after many years of service. Like the Lions, they may proudly take credit for serving the public. Elected representatives of the people in Silver Lake,...
12/26/2018 - 9:07am
I’ve served as chairman of the Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee since 2017 and am pleased to announce I have been re-appointed as chairman for the next two years. I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this appointment brings. During the last legislative biennium, we passed the largest roads and bridges...
12/26/2018 - 9:05am
Everybody likes to kvetch about property taxes. It’s a popular pastime in most every corner of the area, though you’d never know it by the attendance at local city council, county board and school district meetings. In short, it’s oftentimes easier for people to complain amongst friends over coffee than make their voices heard. Elected officials,...
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