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Quick endorsement in First District

April 6, 2014 The First District Republican endorsing convention was quite a contrast this year to the 2012 marathon that resulted in no endorsement, and is blamed by many Republicans for the Republicans’ loss to... more »»

Keep transparency in political money

April 6, 2014 To the editor: Whether you like our governor or not, I believe that anyone who believes in true democracy will agree with him on the following matter. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

April 5, 2014 Snow could be worse THUMBS UP: When you get a big snowfall in April, it’s very helpful to look on the bright side. We’ll give it a try: First, it could have been a lot worse. more »»

Say no to surrogacy bill

April 5, 2014 To the editor: Little attention has been paid by the media to SF 2627/HF 291, the Commercial Surrogacy Bill, which has been making its way through the state legislature. more »»

Let legislators make their own decisions

April 4, 2014 We have commented in the past on the folly of legislators using state constitutional amendments to turn their partisan agendas into state law when they lack the votes to get it done by regular mean. more »»

Weir comments on coaching decision

April 4, 2014 To the editor: This is in response to The Journal article concerning the hiring of a new Legion Gold coach for this season. Bryce Boelter and I were looking forward to coaching again this summer. more »»

Eagle Update: Sale of the Middle School

April 4, 2014 Most are aware by now that the school district has sold the former middle school property. more »»

Thanks to the snow plowers

April 4, 2014 To the editor: We want to thank the many people who have worked so hard to clear the county roads and city streets so many times this winter. more »»

Gather data on legislative immunity

April 3, 2014 State Sen. Kathy Sheran has introduced a bill to deal with the issue of legislative immunity for DWIs. more »»

Good ‘Our View’

April 3, 2014 To the editor: In The Journal on Tuesday, April 1, there was a good “Our View” about the president changing laws to suit him and making new laws. more »»

Transportation funding

April 2, 2014 The Senate Transportation and Public Safety Division of the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing today on Senate File 2107, a bill involving bonding for trunk highway... more »»

Whatever the name, carp not wanted

March 30, 2014 As if there were not enough issues to occupy the time and talents of our Minnesota legislators this year, there are proposals making their way along to change what the DNR calls those big, gluttonou... more »»

Marijuana issue needs more serious consideration

March 28, 2014 The issue of medical marijuana needs more serious consideration than our governor seems to be giving it. more »»

Sunday liquor sales not exactly a hot-button issue

March 27, 2014 Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL) of Duluth has apparently been a longtime advocate of allowing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. more »»

How would you handle Putin?

March 27, 2014 To the editor: The editorial of Friday March 21 titled “Obama doesn’t know how power works.” He, along with EU countries are doing economic and diplomatic sanction. more »»

Farm Show shares agriculture’s story

March 27, 2014 To the editor: As co-chairs of this year’s Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show, we’re pleased that we still live in a strong agricultural community. more »»

Twins ignoring offensive needs

March 27, 2014 To the editor: While spending millions of dollars to rebuild a still suspect pitching staff that was allowed to decimate, the Minnesota Twins Management evidently chKose to ignore the abysmal 2013... more »»

Take a second look at Senate office building project

March 26, 2014 Last year, in the waning moments of the legislative session, as the state tax bill was heading for final approval, Senate Democrats stuck in a $90 million project that had nothing to do with taxes —... more »»

Weeds: Rural rules of social interaction

March 26, 2014 I live on a farm. Pretty much it’s the wife, the kid, and me out here. I don’t get to town much. There’s church, and a couple times a year we go in for supplies: sugar, flour, cooking oi. more »»

Still time to get MNsure coverage

March 25, 2014 The deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act is March 31, just six days awa. more »»

 
 

 

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