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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 »»

Wetlands ‘study’ is all wet

April 14, 2015 To the editor: As a proud family farmer in Courtland, my blood was boiling after reading a front-page story in The Journal April 6 about a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study that claimed... more »»

Anniversary of Lincoln’s death

April 14, 2015 To the editor: A leader whose life was in constant danger was assassinated 150 years ago today, April 14. He died about seven o’clock the following mornin. more »»

Clinton a lock for Democratic nod

April 13, 2015 Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady, former senator, former secretary of state, made official on Sunday what everyone knew she was going to do, announcing in a video that she will seek the... more »»

Farm groups, governor should work together on water quality plan

April 12, 2015 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has a plan to create 50-foot buffer strips along waterways in the state. more »»

50 foot buffers will not improve water quality

April 12, 2015 To the editor: Farmers and rural residents should be very upset with Governor Dayton’s “50 foot buffer strip” policy initiative. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 11, 2015 Cuts good for jobs? THUMBS DOWN: Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have a long history of arguing to give this state a better business climate and create more jobs. more »»

Please join the CROP WALK

April 11, 2015 To the editor: It is time for our CROP WALK once again and we invite your participation. Several local churches are involved in the planning of this community event. more »»

Little Brother is watching, too

April 10, 2015 “Big Brother Is Watching You” was the threatening, cautionary motto in “1984”, George Orwell’s cautionary novel of big government controlling the lives and liberties of the individual citizens, who... more »»

Find, arrest fake tax return filers

April 9, 2015 The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. more »»

End of Civil War anniversary

April 9, 2015 To the editor: Today, April 9, marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. At 3:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the South’s General Robert E. more »»

Launching Hillary

April 8, 2015 Plans to officially launch Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president clearly are aimed at shielding her from verbal missteps and embarrassing questions, as well as limiting the damage from such... more »»

Love and marriage

April 8, 2015 A couple of weeks ago, brother Dale came in the yard with the news that Lucille Christensen had passed away. I jumped to The Journal app on my smart phone to check the obit. more »»

Support Middle East coalition in Yemen

April 7, 2015 Across the Middle East, nations that for years took inactive roles against Islamic terrorists have been spurred to actio. more »»

The final stretch

April 6, 2015 As the Legislature heads back to St. Paul for the final weeks of the current legislative session, the focus, naturally, will be on the state budget. more »»

California’s water woes

April 5, 2015 Climate change has been blamed by some for all sorts of evils. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 4, 2015 Spring means wild weather SIDEWAYS THUMB: The arrival of spring also signals the arrival of strange weather. more »»



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