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Editorials

09/19/2018 - 10:29am
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 times, they make decisions that make you wonder what...
09/12/2018 - 11:22am
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...
09/05/2018 - 11:28am
As the Minnesota State Fair wraps up another year, now begins the wait for a chance to see or participate in it again next year. Many things are impressive about McLeod County’s ties to the state fair. Facts like this year the president of the State Fair Board is Lynn Township resident Paul Merkins. This honor has happened to a McLeod County...
09/05/2018 - 11:26am
Years ago, former Sen. Tom Neuville, R-Northfield, noted many people like the idea of green energy and finding a way to expand our ability to generate and transmit power without damaging the environment. …. Of course, he said, that’s “until the power lines show up.” The same sentiment counts for solar gardens. Solar gardens are the latest,...
08/29/2018 - 10:35am
Glencoe Police Chief Jim Raiter brought a list of proposed investments to Monday afternoon’s city council workshop. None was more important than a request the city council approve funding for the department’s 11 officers to begin wearing body cameras next year. “I’ve put a lot of thought into this,” the chief told the council. “The public expects...
08/22/2018 - 2:39pm
Hard to believe that we are in August and another new school year is right around the corner. I hope that this letter finds you enjoying your summer. Practices for fall activities have started and as we move closer and closer to the start of the school year, I want to take this opportunity to update our district members on a few things. As many...
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