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Transportation bill shorts Hwy. 14

April 24, 2015 Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) is very pleased with the Republican plan for transportation funding that passed the House this week. more »»

Mistaken identity?

April 24, 2015 To the editor: First of all, I think Mr. Smith had mistaken my identity (in an April 21 letter, “Buffer strips will do a lot for water quality); I was NOT at the Pheasants Forever Banquet. more »»

‘Garbage Alley’ near high school

April 24, 2015 To the editor: I once took my English classes up on the hill by the high school to write, often about their reactions to the natural setting. more »»

To Church Groups and Do-Gooders

April 24, 2015 To the editor: Quit feeling sorry for all the immigrants and expecting the American taxpayers to pick up the tab for rehab. I started out at 3M for $3. more »»

Bipartisan win is hard to come by

April 23, 2015 Congratulations are in order for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who helped overcome and impasse in the U.S. Senate to finally pass a bill to help victims of human trafficking. more »»

Let Iran know what to expect

April 22, 2015 When then-President John F. Kennedy used Navy vessels to blockade Cuba in 1963, he made it clear they were to prevent Soviet ships from delivering missiles to the island nation. U.S. more »»

First Aid for individuals with mental illness

April 22, 2015 To the editor: When most people think of providing first aid in a given situation they probably think of tending to an obvious physical injury. more »»

Mistrust of the law

April 21, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

A losing battle for 40 years

April 21, 2015 The other day as I was having a moment with some honey roasted peanuts, I had a depressing thought. I have been trying to lose weight for 40 years. Forty. Years. more »»

Buffer strips will do a lot for water quality

April 21, 2015 To the editor: This letter is in response to Tim Waibel’s letter regarding buffer strips and wetlands. more »»

Whistles still blowing over VA problems

April 20, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliatio. more »»

Worry about Iran proposal is bipartisan

April 19, 2015 President Barack Obama takes virtually every opportunity to insist it is Republicans in Congress who are trying to torpedo what he insists is a reasonable plan to keep Iran from building nuclear... more »»

Protect kids with immunizations

April 19, 2015 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 18, 2015 Umlauts for all Minnesota Gov. more »»

Old Country Music and the Bible

April 18, 2015 To the editor: I hope this doesn’t sound like a preacher but these are a few thoughts that I had after church on Sunday about how old country song titles and verses compare to the Bible and have the... more »»

Dayton right to push ambitious Pre-K plan

April 17, 2015 Governor Mark Dayton is a believer in focusing attention on educating young children. more »»

Just a ‘slight’ increase

April 16, 2015 Federal deficit spending is up only “slightly” from last year’s levels, according to a report this week. During the first six months of the fiscal year, deficit spending was $2. more »»

Driving’s tough enough without distractions

April 15, 2015 Every now and then law enforcement agencies crack down on one particular driving infraction, such as drunk driving, or not buckling your seat belt, or speeding. more »»

National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 15, 2015 To the editor: April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day! The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community... more »»

Setting limits by law

April 14, 2015 Apparently it has come to this: Some members of Congress believe they must stipulate by law that President Barack Obama must obey the law. more »»



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