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Editorials

03/20/2019 - 10:13am
Glencoe-Silver Lake School District directors did the right thing Monday night and accepted the low bid from a company to fix the parking lot at the junior-senior high school and blacktop the parking lot at Silver Lake Elementary School. Step 1 of a long overdue project is complete. With the board’s approval, district staff made it easy for directors by hiring an engineer to put together a sound...
03/06/2019 - 11:29am
No doubt Minnesota has endured its share of inclement weather this winter. School districts have rightfully closed their doors for a day rather than risk putting students and staff in harms way to meet the state’s required number of school days. That is especially true in school districts like Glencoe-Silver Lake where many of the busses carrying...
02/27/2019 - 11:07am
City elected officials typically love to profess their belief in transparency, the idea that government and the decisions elected council members and commissioners make is conducted in the bright light of day for all to see and learn from. It is, after all, a basic concept, an easy one to support. Ask your county commissioner or city councilor...
02/27/2019 - 11:05am
I thought it was a simple solution for a simple problem. Make a narrow path in the deep snow on Knight Avenue, south of the railroad tracks, so people can more easily walk to the City Center/library on 12th Street. It was a simple request, but negative reaction from city staff was swift. First the problem: Anyone living north of the railroad...
02/20/2019 - 11:21am
I’m confused. Recently, one of Minnesota’s premier winter events, the St. Paul Winter Carnival, cancelled parts of this year’s celebration because of . . . winter. Cold weather to be specific. Umm. Aren’t we supposed to celebrate winter at a winter carnival? Minnesotans take perverse pleasure in being more miserable than anyone else during the...
02/20/2019 - 11:20am
News media around the state last week received a press release from Education Minnesota, the union representing the majority of Minnesota’s public-school teachers. The union wants Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to support full funding for E-12 education, even if it means increasing taxes on Minnesota’s wealthiest residents and corporations. As a former...
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