Editorials

02/15/2017 - 9:38am
 Our view: When in need, our cities are willing to step up   Those of us have been privileged enough to participate in McLeod For Tomorrow’s leadership program have learned a lot, not just about leadership, but about all the assets in our county. At each “graduation ceremony” for the program, participants are asked to talk about what the benefits they have...
02/15/2017 - 9:36am
To the Editor: One of my chief authored bills, HF508, updates prevailing wage provisions and raises the cost threshold for state government-funded projects that require prevailing wage. Currently, prevailing wage laws only apply to state subsidized projects that exceed a certain dollar amount. Since infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota...
02/15/2017 - 9:36am
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar D-Minnesota A sugar beet grower told us about how crop insurance is working for his farm in the Red River Valley. A school board member in Canby is concerned about meeting the food needs of local families. An ethanol producer shared his plans to expand his operation and hire more workers. And a Morristown turkey...
02/08/2017 - 12:00am
 Our view: Hopefully, the truth will  come out as the result   Watch the Trump Administration and members of the mainstream media butt heads over what is and isn’t news has been almost as entertaining as watching the recent Super Bowl game. Trump fires off “Tweets” and makes off-the-cuff comments about...
02/08/2017 - 12:00am
By Lee H. Hamilton As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks to Barack Obama’s Jan. 10 farewell address to the American people. I’ve been reading presidential farewell speeches for many years. Most of them give good advice. This speech,...
02/08/2017 - 12:00am
Editor’s note: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar addressed members of the Minnesota Newspapers Association at their convention Thursday, Jan. 26. In her remarks, she spoke about preserving our democracy and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of the press and free and fair elections. Klobuchar, the daughter of former Star Tribune reporter Jim...
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