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Editorials

01/09/2019 - 10:34am
We’ve been hearing for years Minnesota’s transportation system is woefully underfunded, something DFLers and Republicans seemingly agree upon. They also agree on the important role a quality transportation system plays to both the quality of life and the overall economy in Minnesota. Where they seemingly cannot – or choose not to – agree is how to solve the dilemma. To his credit, Gov. Tim Walz...
01/09/2019 - 10:33am
To the editor, As we brought in the New Year last week, McLeod County residents had the ability to drive where they needed to get to our party destinations. Nature was having a different way of bringing in the New Year with a snow and ice event that caused some concern for travelers. However, the roads were usable and for the most part safe. But...
01/09/2019 - 10:32am
To the editor, Happy New Year, GSL. As we take time to reflect on 2018, I can’t help but be very excited and optimistic about 2019. At GSL, we have a lot of great things going on and will continue to work hard to improve on the programs that are already in place. With the new year upon us, it is important to take time to reflect and to appreciate...
01/02/2019 - 10:28am
To the editor, I agree Minnesota does not need a tax increase in response to Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen’s letter, “No need for tax increases with a surplus,” (Dec. 19). But it does need tax reform. A good place to start is to adopt a needed modest increase in the gas tax and a cut in the real estate tax by increasing school aid and establishing a...
01/02/2019 - 10:27am
By Lee H. Hamilton In the days following George H. W. Bush’s death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness the former president represented. It was a form of bipartisan nostalgia for a time when the nation seemed to work. As we head toward 2019, it’s...
01/02/2019 - 10:26am
Lions Club members are rightfully proud of the motto, “We serve.” This week, a group of locally elected officials are officially stepping away from their roles as representatives of the people after many years of service. Like the Lions, they may proudly take credit for serving the public. Elected representatives of the people in Silver Lake,...
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