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Editorials

12/13/2017 - 8:10am
As of last Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, said he was not sure if he would resign amidst allegations of sexual harassment. As an initial allegation sparked more complaints, many of Franken’s colleagues and fellow party members called for him to resign. A handful of women came forward with allegations, the most damning of which was supported by a photograph of Franken’s hands...
11/29/2017 - 6:26am
By Lee H. Hamilton One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists. They’re “policy advisors,” or “strategic counsel,” or “public relations advisors,” or lawyers, or even just “consultants.” Whatever they’re called, though, they play a huge role in...
11/22/2017 - 7:46am
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 continue to function, and...
11/22/2017 - 7:43am
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 - 7:42am
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...
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