Editorials

05/24/2017 - 11:17am
Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, and there are plenty of opportunities to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Typically, we use this space to chastise those who spend Monday morning sleeping in, camping or otherwise enjoying the long weekend — made possible by the sacrifices of our men and women in the military — rather than attending a...
05/24/2017 - 9:34am
By Lee H. Hamilton Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating … for a week. A few days later, it arrives at a bipartisan budget deal lasting a bit over four months. This, in turn, moves the president to take to Twitter with the following...
05/24/2017 - 12:00am
Years ago, the late Melvin “Sarge” Hammerstrom was considered a “gadfly” by the Glencoe City Council. He had a few special concerns he wanted the Council to address, and he would not take no for an answer. Relentless would be a good word for him. Sarge also was about as hard of hearing as a door knob, so there was no use...
05/17/2017 - 8:39am
Our view: Local county seems to have handle on keeping fraud in check   We have all heard stories about how people who brazenly and fraudulently take advantage of the social services benefits that are intended for those who are truly in need. On Tuesday, a county financial worker and two investigators updated the McLeod County Board on...
05/17/2017 - 8:39am
Reading last week’s Chronicle account of the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board meeting sparked flashbacks. The School Board was discussing program and staff cuts … again. Over 15 years ago, the GSL Board went through tumultuous times in trying to extricate itself from statutory operating debt (SOD) and was faced with agonizing...
05/17/2017 - 8:38am
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar D-Minnesota Wyoming Machine is making a big difference in Stacy. The company recently brought home the National Association of Workforce Boards’ business leadership award for its work developing the local workforce and economy. In Duluth, thanks to partnerships with local employers, 70 students are graduating...
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