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Tax Freedom Day through the years

April 16, 2014 To the editor: The Sunday, April 13 “Our View” stated that the Tax Freedom date for the past four years has been later each year under President Obama. That is factually true. more »»

How little we know

April 15, 2014 Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know. more »»

Minimum wage bill

April 14, 2014 Gov.?Mark Dayton is set to sign the Minimum Wage bill passed by the Democrats in the Legislature. The bill will take the state’s minimum wage from among the lowest in the nation to among the highes. more »»

Tax Freedom Day comes later and later under Obama

April 13, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, is the deadline for filing income tax returns. But Tax Freedom Day for Americans, on average, is April 21 this year. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

April 12, 2014 Town hall meeting THUMBS UP: District 88 held its first “town hall” meeting this week, a chance for members of the public to get together with school board members and administrators to ask... more »»

Invest in Corridors of Commerce

April 12, 2014 Disappointed and confused. That’s how I feel about the lack of focus on transportation this legislative session. more »»

Health Care Happenings: Inside health care at New Ulm Medical Center

April 12, 2014 Integrator. Increasingly at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) we see that a key role for us is to be the integrator of health services for the region we serve. more »»

Anti-bullying law can’t be worse than bullying

April 11, 2014 Minnesota has a new anti-bullying law, the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, passed over the objections of the Legisalture’s Republican caucus and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton. more »»

The problems with surrogacy

April 11, 2014 To the editor: Surrogacy brokers, such as Steven Snyder, and their network of carefully groomed surrogates would have you believe that surrogacy is a beautiful process where everyone wins. more »»

Too much spent on wars

April 11, 2014 To the editor: I’m unhappy to learn that 40 cents of every one of my 2013 federal tax dollars went to fund current and past wars, according to the Quaker advocacy group the Friends Committee on... more »»

Senate panel passes office plan

April 10, 2014 The DFLers on the Minnesota Senate Rules Committee have passed — on a strictly partisan vote — a lower cost plan to build a new Senate office building near the state Capito. more »»

Public deserves vote on Fiber to the Home

April 10, 2014 To the editor: To Sibley County residents: Late last month I shared my apprehension about the once-failed RS Fiber/Fiber to the Home (FTTH) projec. more »»

Broadband - a government obligation?

April 10, 2014 To the editor: Broadband has been a hot media topic lately. Various letters, articles, and news stories have focused on broadband and how it isn’t available to many rural areas of Minnesota. more »»

Coping with mental illness in the military

April 9, 2014 Programs to help U.S. servicemen and women suffering from mental challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, have been around for decades. Clearly, more effort needs to be put into them. more »»

Say YES to Surrogacy Bill

April 9, 2014 To the editor: Clarification must be made (to the April 5 letter, “Say no to surrogacy bill). more »»

Weeds: The original Universal Donor

April 9, 2014 Last week I took part in the Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Mary’s School. Giving blood is quite relaxing. The staff is exceedingly friendly. First, they screen you for a few things. more »»

Say NO to Bullying Bill

April 9, 2014 To the editor: Please contact your legislators and tell them NOT to support House File 826 (anti-bullying bill). 1. more »»

Adventure at sea no place for children

April 8, 2014 Adults have every right to take risks, as long as they understand that if taxpayers have to foot the bills to get them out of jams, they will be liable for part or all of the cost. more »»

Blue Ribbons for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 8, 2014 To the editor: Many of you may have noticed the Blue Ribbons tied to lampposts along Minnesota Street and wondered why they were there. April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. more »»

Facts about the Surrogacy bill

April 8, 2014 To the editor: A letter was recently submitted regarding two bills currently at the Minnesota Legislature - SF 2627/HF 291. I would like to address a number of inaccuracies. more »»

 
 

 

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