Editorials

08/16/2017 - 7:49am
There has been a disturbing number of motorcycle accidents in recent weeks, and we beg to know why. Tuesday, as we were putting this issue to bed, we learned that there had been a fatal motorcycle accident on Minnesota Highway 5 in Gaylord. On Monday, Aug. 7, it was reported that a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle had collided in Henderson, sending the cyclist to the hospital with,...
08/09/2017 - 7:37am
By Lee H. Hamilton Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington, D.C., and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do … but we have to exercise it. I don’t just mean going to a town hall meeting and yelling, or shooting off a letter or email. I mean making an appointment to sit down with your...
08/02/2017 - 5:47am
It became a popular battle cry for supporters of women’s rights after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced by the U.S. Senate over her objection to the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as the attorney general — “Nevertheless, she persisted.” One could re-tool that phrase to accommodate Gov. Mark Dayton’s battle to “defund” the Minnesota Legislature — “...
08/02/2017 - 5:46am
Nothing says “Welcome to Glencoe” like a holding pond full of green slime. That’s what greeted Heat in the Street attendees recently at the Glencoe City Center. A similar pond greets guests at the east entry into town at Veterans Memorial Park (near Burger King). It seems all holding ponds are not alike. There are retention ponds that retain water...
08/02/2017 - 5:45am
To the Editor: Thank you to all the donors who patiently waited to donate at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive last Wednesday, July 26! There was an unusually high number of donors at the 1 p.m. hour, which set the medical team back for the remainder of the day. Your patience waiting to donate is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated! We...
07/26/2017 - 7:53am
Republicans in the U.S. Senate haven’t learned much from the experiences of their counterparts in the House of Representatives. GOP senators are working to create a new “repeal-and-replace” health care bill that would scrap the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and supposedly replace it with something better...
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