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Editorials

05/16/2018 - 10:37am
Monday night, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board turned down a proposed cut of a full-time fifth-grade teaching position for the 2018-19 school year. Mind you, the administration wasn’t looking to eliminate someone’s job; instead, it was taking advantage of a retirement to reduce its staff by not replacing that teacher, and by moving a current fifth-grade teacher to another spot where he or she...
05/16/2018 - 10:33am
By Rich Glennie At a recent Glencoe City Council meeting, it seemed no one even wanted to make a motion to approve the monthly bills. The acrimony had gotten that bad among the council members. One would have thought the council members were congressmen or the state legislators! Respect for others with differing views has become optional. The last...
05/16/2018 - 10:29am
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar D-Minnesota Minnesotans in rural communities across our state are at risk of losing their access to a free and open internet. People like Lane from Avon, who at 21 years old is worried about getting his graphic design business off the ground. The internet has helped him get the word out about his designs and he plans to...
05/09/2018 - 10:21am
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is hitting the road this week to promote his proposal to provide one-time emergency funding to the state’s public school districts. The governor is proposing spending $136 million of the state’s projected $329 million surplus to provide additional aid to school districts. The proposal would increase aid to school...
05/09/2018 - 10:20am
By Rich Glennie First the disclaimer: I am not a tree hugger. Being a northern Minnesotan, I was raised in a pulp and paper-making community where trees were cut down by the thousands and made into paper products. So I have no sentimental attachment to trees. Trees up there are like corn and soybeans down here. They are a commodity. But I do like...
05/09/2018 - 10:19am
To the Editor: Pay for infrastructure and repairs in Glencoe using property tax assessments has to end. Assessments are the most unfair tax you can have because there is no correlation between the amount assessed and the ability to pay. A hundred feet of pavement or sewer line costs the same if it’s done in front of a $50,000 home or a $500,000...
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