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Editorials

11/22/2017 - 12:00am
Our view: Supreme Court’s ruling does not mean Dayton’s veto was right The Minnesota Supreme court ruled last week that Gov. Mark Dayton was within his legal rights to line-item veto funding for the state Legislature at the end of this year’s session. According to news reports from the Capitol, the Supreme Court also said that despite the cut in funding, the Legislature has enough money to...
11/22/2017 - 12:00am
To the Editor: As another harvest season nears its end, farmers around Minnesota find themselves filling every bin and grain bunker with a tremendous crop. Our ability to produce record-breaking yields are thanks to great weather, new technology, environmentally friendly practices and a strong commitment to produce high-quality products....
11/22/2017 - 12:00am
To the Editor: The final 2017 Glencoe Community Blood Drive was held Wednesday, Nov. 15. The American Red Cross (ARC) set our goal at 117 units; we collected 101 units. There were 97 presenting donors, seven of whom were deferred (unable to donate at this drive) and four were incomplete donations. Seventy donors were able to donate one unit each...
11/15/2017 - 6:44am
Nearly two decades ago, there was a mandate from the state of Minnesota that public schools offer Veterans Day programs. The hope was to renew a passion for the history of our country’s military and to bring the honor and respect to our veterans that they deserve. Government mandates, particularly in our schools, are seldom welcome. But this one...
11/15/2017 - 6:43am
To the Editor: Thank you very much for the continuing support shown in recent years to this nation! As a vet, I can tell you it is very much appreciated and a near emotional experience every time someone thanks us for our service. I am often taken by surprise by someone stopping to say “Thank you for your service.” It is not something I have come...
11/15/2017 - 6:42am
By Rich Glennie Amid the chaos and carnage of modern American society, it happened again. No, not another mass shooting or another sex scandal. Rather it was that rarer commodity … a random act of kindness. It happened recently on one of our morning walks around town. Karen and I were walking on the side of Union Avenue near 12th Street. It was...
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