Off to a slow start
March 9, 2016 If ever there was a session when the Minnesota Legislature needed to get off to a quick start, it is this one. more »»
We’re calling off 2016 election
March 9, 2016 You usually don’t come here for breaking news. But we have an important announcement to make. Please, keep it down; we’ll be taking questions later. more »»
U.S. owes much to Nancy Reagan
March 8, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»
Why I call myself Conservative
March 8, 2016 I have sometimes wondered why, being a person who prides herself on her political neutrality — and at least tries to cultivate informed objectivity — I tend to feel comfortable in Conservative,... more »»
Hackers raiding IRS info banks
March 7, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»
Common sense a rare commodity in D.C.
March 6, 2016 Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings’ front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day’s work. more »»
Views from an Auslander
March 6, 2016 I’ve been living in New Ulm for a little over a month, which according to what I’ve been told, means I only have 29 years and 11 months to go before I lose my “outsider” labe. more »»
March 5, 2016 Science fair trip THUMBS UP: Sam Guldan, a sophomore at Cathedral High School, must not have got the memo that girls aren’t supposed to be good at science. She rocks it. more »»
Caucus or primary?
March 4, 2016 Minnesotans flocked to their precinct caucuses on Tuesday so they could have a say on who should repres ent their parties in the presidential elections. more »»
What he said was...
March 4, 2016 To the editor: At a recent caucus held Tuesday at Sleepy Eye High School, I was incorrectly quoted by one of your reporter. more »»
‘Minnesota Nice’ upends Trump?
March 3, 2016 We leave it to political experts to decide why Minnesota Republicans veered away from their fellow Republicans around the country who voted for Donald Trump on the Super Tuesday. more »»
Like Rubio’s Christian values
March 3, 2016 To the editor: I was disappointed when I read the quote attributed to me in today’s article regarding why I would vote for Marco Rubio. The first reason given was “I like his personality. more »»
How to get a rush when you brush
February 28, 2016 Several years ago, while on a camping trip with some friends, one of them admitted to me he was not taking a prescribed medicine as regularly as his doctor ordered. more »»
February 27, 2016 GOP?Debatemania ? THUMBS DOWN: So this is what political debate has come to. more »»
February 27, 2016 Innovation is a key word at Jefferson this year. more »»
Precinct Caucuses Tuesday
February 27, 2016 To the editor: Caucus participation on March 1 is the first step citizens have in the process of choosing their political party’s candidate and in shaping party platform. more »»