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Editorials

01/16/2019 - 10:37am
Glencoe is not a destination city. We don’t have a lake. We don’t have many tourist attractions. We don’t have a lot here that would make a driver pull off the highway and spend the day. We do have, however, a lot of history. Glencoe is an old community dating back before Minnesota was even a state. But as we continue to tear down old buildings and replace them with newer ones or simply leave...
01/02/2019 - 10:27am
By Lee H. Hamilton In the days following George H. W. Bush’s death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the civility, dignity and inclusiveness the former president represented. It was a form of bipartisan nostalgia for a time when the nation seemed to work. As we head toward 2019, it’s...
01/02/2019 - 10:26am
Lions Club members are rightfully proud of the motto, “We serve.” This week, a group of locally elected officials are officially stepping away from their roles as representatives of the people after many years of service. Like the Lions, they may proudly take credit for serving the public. Elected representatives of the people in Silver Lake,...
12/26/2018 - 9:07am
I’ve served as chairman of the Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee since 2017 and am pleased to announce I have been re-appointed as chairman for the next two years. I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this appointment brings. During the last legislative biennium, we passed the largest roads and bridges...
12/26/2018 - 9:05am
Everybody likes to kvetch about property taxes. It’s a popular pastime in most every corner of the area, though you’d never know it by the attendance at local city council, county board and school district meetings. In short, it’s oftentimes easier for people to complain amongst friends over coffee than make their voices heard. Elected officials,...
12/19/2018 - 10:58am
Somewhere in the handbook on how to be a first-year public high school principal, there’s likely a chapter on not making waves. As a rookie principal on probationary status, keeping one’s head down and out of the headlines is the way to keep your school looking good and your superiors from having to answer questions they might not want to consider...
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