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No words can explain profound loss

March 12, 2014 Editor’s note: Randy Krzmarzick of Sleepy Eye writes a regular column for The Journal’s editorial page. more »»

Park closing was unnecessary

March 10, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report last week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Time to review Sunday closing laws

March 9, 2014 The Minnesota Legislature is taking a look at the laws that ban liquor sales on Sunday in the state. These are laws that harken back to a time when the Sabbath was observed throughout societ. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

March 8, 2014 Public notices THUMBS UP: Good news from the Capitol last week when a committee decided not to vote on the bill that would give local governments the choice of taking public notices out of newspaper... more »»

Senate should follow House on tax bill

March 6, 2014 The Minnesota House quickly passed a major tax bill on Thursday, one that would provide real relief to Minnesota taxpayers as early as this year. The bill, which Gov. more »»

Unsession, undo-session

March 5, 2014 Gov. more »»

Empty threats in Ukraine situation

March 4, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administratio. more »»

Sales tax confusion

March 3, 2014 If the Minnesota Legislature is indeed interested in making this an “Unsession,” dedicated to cleaning up and clearing up obsolete, confusing and redundant laws on the books, the state’s sales tax... more »»

Eagle Update: Making up for weather

March 3, 2014 By Jeff Bertrang ISD 88 Superintendent I have lost track of the number of Blizzard Warnings and Polar Vortex events we have experienced this winter. There have been too many to count. more »»

Can’t fix taxes until you fix all taxes

March 2, 2014 There’s a lot of discussion of the state Property Tax report analysis released on Frida. more »»

Cut defense spending – overseas

February 28, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted Monday. more »»

Would Obama plan fund Highway 14?

February 27, 2014 President Barack Obama came to Minnesota on Wednesday to trumpet his plan to pump $300 billion into transportation funding. more »»

Will surplus grow?

February 26, 2014 Friday could be a big day for Minnesota taxpayers. more »»

Metropolitan Stadium memories live on

February 26, 2014 Metropolitan Stadium. If you are over 40, you remember those funky colored exterior panels and the erector set frame. But it was our ballpark and a good one at that. more »»

Diplomacy test

February 23, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Diplomacy test

February 23, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Don't mess with the RFS

February 23, 2014 We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. more »»

THUMBS

February 22, 2014 Old Man Winter THUMBS DOWN: We don’t know who or what made Old Man Winter so cranky this year, but someone must have egged his house to make him act the way he has this wee. more »»

Good news, bad news on minimum wage hike

February 21, 2014 The Congressional Budget Office issued its report on a proposed increase of the federal minimum wage on Tuesday, and while it had a lot of good news that the Obama administration will highlight, it... more »»

It’s not funny, kid

February 20, 2014 By all accounts, Reid Sagehorn is the kind of student everyone looks up to — an honor roll student, captain of the football and basketball team at Rogers High School. more »»

 
 

 

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