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Chickens finally here

May 19, 2015 Last year when the New Ulm City Council began debating the question of keeping chickens in town, the turnout at council meetings seemed to indicate there was quite an intererest in keeping flocks... more »»

Budget deadline

May 18, 2015 Today is crunch time for the Minnesota Legislature. It has until midnight tonight to pass the state’s two year budget before it adjourns. The only thing standing in their way, it seems, is Gov. more »»

Ethics office gave cover to Clintons

May 17, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 16, 2015 Keep birds at home THUMBS UP: The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has canceled all poultry shows in the state, including those at county fairs and the Minnesota State Fair, as it battles to stop th... more »»

Water rule problems not just matter of perception

May 15, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Budget talks

May 14, 2015 No news is good news in the state budget talks, apparently. Legislative leaders and Gov. more »»

Obama aggravating Middle East crisis

May 13, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»

Paying lip service to accountability

May 12, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Compromise time in the Legislature

May 11, 2015 With a week left in the Minnesota Legislative session, lawmakers and the governor have their most difficult task left, hammering out an agreement on the state’s budget. more »»

Who regulates the regulators?

May 10, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 9, 2015 School progress THUMBS UP: There is a long, long way to go, but it is encouraging that contracts for the new District 88 High School are beginning to be awarded. more »»

IRS reform claim is not persuasive

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Saudis step in where US leadership lacking

May 7, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»

Putting MnDOT money where needed

May 6, 2015 The local Highway 14 Improvement Task Force is recommending that the Minnesota Department of Transportation put in two-lane bridges on Highway 14 over Front Street and the Minnesota River as it head... more »»

Don’t give in to extremist intimidation

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Scofflaw behavior in the White House

May 4, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»

Weak spot in D.C. security

May 3, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 2, 2015 Moving justice along THUMBS UP: State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby wasted little time this week in charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gra. more »»

More parents need to take charge

May 1, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore. more »»

Highway 14: Show us the money

April 30, 2015 Rep. Paul Torkelson responded to a Journal editorial this week, arguing that Minnesota doesn’t need to raise gasoline taxes to fund Highway 14 expansion all the way to New Ulm. more »»

 
 
 

 

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