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Editorials

05/22/2019 - 10:13am
We spent the last week watching Republicans and DFLers engaging in blow hardy hyperbole regarding the steps needed to reach a biennial budget for the state. Some might call Gov. Tim Walz and his DFL bobos a bunch of tax-and-spend liberals. Some will make the argument the GOP-controlled Senate rewrote the book on obstructionism. In the end, besides a lot of hot air, neither the Republicans or the...
05/22/2019 - 10:11am
I licked my fingers and tried again. The first attempt to open the new plastic bag in order to fill it with apples was, well, fruitless. I couldn’t open the dang plastic bag! Yes, I checked. It was the right end, because it told me so on the bag. As much as I tried, that blankety-blank bag stayed stuck together. I was running out of saliva and my...
05/15/2019 - 10:31am
Last week’s debate and Glencoe City Council decision whether to begin the process of switching North Greeley Avenue from one-way traffic to two-way traffic was a solid example of government at work. The city’s planning commission made a recommendation to the city council. For better or worse, the council rejected the recommendation. The system...
05/15/2019 - 10:30am
To the editor, At the last city council meeting, Wes Olson of the planning commission, claimed that Greeley Avenue homeowners were lied to when presented with a petition objecting to changing this one-way street to two-way traffic. Homeowners were not lied to, and the petition was not based on misinformation, but responded to Mr. Olson's issues...
05/15/2019 - 10:29am
To the editor, The United States Constitution has been the backbone of arguably the most successful and most prosperous political experiment in history: the establishment of the U.S. government. Reading it makes me proud to be an American. Please don't hesitate to read and review it for yourself. The First Amendment – in particular – is especially...
05/15/2019 - 10:27am
To the editor, During the last legislative session, House and Senate Republicans made historic investments in our roads and bridges without raising the gas tax by statutorily dedicating already existing automotive related taxes to fix our roads and bridges. Thanks to this legislation, we were able to increase transportation funding by around $418...
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