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Editorials

11/14/2018 - 12:47pm
To the editor, On behalf of all of us at GSL, I would like to say thank you to all that came out to vote this past Election Day. While we are disappointed in the results, we must continue to move forward and continue to provide a great educational experience for our students. The district will have another opportunity to pass the operating levy in the fall of 2019 before the current one expires...
10/03/2018 - 10:04am
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s proceedings this past week proved one thing Republicans and Democrats who are honest with themselves can’t possibly deny. American politics is broken and change is needed. After addressing whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, Republicans and Democrats must...
09/26/2018 - 9:42am
Congratulations to the Glencoe City Council. Councilors completed the easy part of the 2019 budget process last Monday, Sept. 17. Now comes the challenge, approving an operating budget complementing next year’s property tax levy. City staff deserves credit for presenting the council with a preliminary 6.8 percent proposed levy increase intended to...
09/26/2018 - 9:41am
Ever feel like you’ve been down a road before, and it’s the wrong road? Well, the McLeod County commissioners are doing just that with their hasty decision to purchase the Jungclaus Implement building on Chandler Avenue and turn it into a consolidated county office building. First, the building is not designed as an office building. Second, it...
09/19/2018 - 9:29am
Thank goodness for people willing to run for elected office, especially at the local level. Unlike those elected to represent us at the state and, worse yet, federal levels of government, the votes city councilors and school board directors make are too close to home to go unnoticed. Sometimes, they make decisions worthy of a thumbs-up. Other...
09/12/2018 - 10:22am
Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Glencoe City Council voted to participate in a study of the potential revitalization of downtown. The vote split the council and required Mayor Randy Wilson to break the impasse. The votes against the proposed study cast by councilors Allen Robeck and Milan Alexander are, for two different reasons, somewhat puzzling. The...
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