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Editorials

09/13/2017 - 8:16am
We are sensing some hesitancy on the part of a couple of Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board members regarding the potential sale of the former Helen Baker Elementary building, and we are wondering why. Although a proposed purchase agreement has the city buying the building for a mere dollar — not much of a profit for the school district — the proposal, so far, is the only on the table and should be...
09/13/2017 - 8:15am
By State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen R-Glencoe As we begin a new school year, I want to alert parents to some important information on an issue that is currently being promoted in some Minnesota schools. On July 19, 2017, the “Toolkit” for Ensuring Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Students was adopted by the...
09/13/2017 - 8:14am
To the Editor: Just a few lines to let you know that I’m still alive. There are quite a few projects going very well. The completion of the school, Lake Marion road, Elliott Avenue staying open, yard waste site expanded hours, Helen Baker School site assessment, Armstrong Avenue finally open to traffic, just to name a few — although there are many...
09/13/2017 - 12:00am
To the Editor: POW-MIA Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 15. At the Glencoe VFW Post 5102, the Lonely Table Set for One is displayed in observation of recognition day during the month of September. This year, Friday, Sept. 15, is set aside to remember all prisoners of war (POWs) and those who are still classified as missing in action (MIAs)....
09/06/2017 - 7:47am
Today, Wednesday, is the start of the new school year for Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools, and there is a lot of excitement and anticipation as Lincoln Campus students and staff are finally (more or less) in place in their new classrooms, cafeteria and other new spaces. And that excitement and anticipation are well deserved. The school district...
09/06/2017 - 7:46am
I did something recently that I said I would never do. I attended a Vikings pre-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium and rode the light rail transit to get there. Three things I swore were boondoggles. First, pre-season football is like watching paint dry. It doesn’t count and, well, it’s boring. Second, I had no intention of ever attending a game in...
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