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Is dismantling Minneapolis School District a solution?

March 9, 2015 Several Republican senators are offering a radical solution to problems they perceive in the Minneapolis Public School District. more »»

Why Benghazi still matters

March 8, 2015 Liberal critics of a continuing investigation of the Sep. more »»

Bunch of cowards

March 8, 2015 To the editor: I couldn’t believe when I heard the Homeland Security Bill passed with the Democrats getting 100 percent of what they wanted and the Republicans getting nothing! They could have gotte... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

March 7, 2015 Palm Beach jobs THUMBS DOWN: The announcement came this week that Premiere Marine will transfer its Palm Beach and Weere pontoon boat manufacturing operations to Wyoming, Minn. more »»

Still feeling the loss a year later

March 7, 2015 It was a year ago today that four young men were killed on an icy Highway 14 west of Sleepy Eye. In the days immediately following the tragedy impromptu memorials appeared outside the schools in town. more »»

Number of seniors about to double – it’s time to face aging

March 7, 2015 To the editor: This legislative session there is something exciting at the Capitol for seniors, families and those caring for older adults. more »»

Israel has valid concerns on Iran

March 6, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

Reward quality in public schools

March 5, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

Mayor seeks greetings for Ulm

March 5, 2015 To the editor: On May 31, 2015 the people of Ulm, Germany, New Ulm’s Sister City, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the completion of the steeple on the Ulm Minster (“Ulmer Münster” in German,... more »»

Recognize threat of Iranian buildup

March 4, 2015 Americans can never share the same fear Israelis have of a nuclear-armed Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made that clear during speeches in in Washington this week. more »»

Don’t blame Republicans for gridlock

March 4, 2015 To the editor: The standoff in Congress over President Obama’s executive amnesty continue. more »»

Remember Lincoln’s words

March 4, 2015 To the editor: March 4, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of one of the greatest orations of all time — Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. more »»

Will Republicans pull it together this week?

March 3, 2015 When Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 elections, their hope was to finally be able to put together a solid Congressional front to enact the Republican agenda. more »»

Serious budget debate begins

March 2, 2015 With the very positive state budget forecast on Friday, which predicts a $1.86 billion surplus over the next budget period, state legislators will begin serious debate on the next state budget. more »»

Override Obama’s veto on Keystone

March 1, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

February 28, 2015 Bigger surplus THUMBS UP: The State of Minnesota got even better financial news on Friday. The latest ecnomic forecast shows the state budget surplus growing to $. more »»

What would you pay for safe roads?

February 28, 2015 To the editor: I think everyone has heard of Governor Dayton’s plan to fix our roads, bridges and infrastructure. We have all seen the estimate of 16 cents cost increase per gallon of fuel. more »»

If they won’t fix bad roads and bridges, can we at least get warning signs?

February 28, 2015 To the editor: The trucking industry is pushing a bill in the Minnesota Legislature to raise the load limits of semi trucks from 80,000 pounds to... more »»

Compromise is a two-way street

February 27, 2015 President Barack Obama blames Republicans for gridlock in government. They just won’t compromise, he claims. more »»

We can earn friends in other nations

February 26, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he believes the route to peace in our time leads through a campaign of making people in other nations like Americans. more »»



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