Editorials

06/21/2017 - 8:48am
Glencoe Days unofficially opens Thursday night with the arrival of the Midway rides, and official events get under way Friday evening and Saturday. Most events, with the exception of Saturday’s parade, are at Oak Leaf Park. Town celebrations are a dwindling tradition in Minnesota, and perhaps throughout the country. In the past few years, Plato’s White Squirrel Days became a thing...
06/07/2017 - 7:52am
The Chronicle was sent to press last Tuesday, May 30, with the editorial page applauding the Legislature and the governor for coming together in a spirit of compromise to get some much-needed work done. That editorial also held out the hope that the governor would sign off on the 10 budget proposals that had been forwarded to his desk for...
06/07/2017 - 7:51am
To The Editor, In the small hours of this morning we passed our final state budget bill. After many hours negotiating with Governor Dayton and the Senate, we reached a budget agreement at the last hour of the regular legislative session, and the Governor agreed to call a special session to pass these bills, which he did at 12:01 am on Tuesday...
06/07/2017 - 7:50am
To The Editor, Following the conclusion of the 2017 legislative session, a complete state budget has been signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton. The budget, which amounts to $46 billion over the next two years, was a result of lengthy negotiations between the Republican legislature and Democratic governor. The upcoming state budget represents a...
05/31/2017 - 8:25am
Our view: It may have taken a special session, but this year was productive What a marked difference the 2017 Minnesota legislative session had over 2016. It may have taken a brief, four-day special session, but the Republican-controlled Legislature presented the governor with a $46 billion two-year budget. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat,...
05/31/2017 - 8:24am
By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberals and conservatives, or pro- and anti-Trump voters. I’m talking about people who believe in politics and our political...
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