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Highway 14 gets no respect in Senate

May 10, 2016 We’re beginning to think Highway 14 is the Rodney Dangerfield of road construction projects in Minnesota. It don’t get no respect. more »»

Frayed GOP showing signs of splitting

May 9, 2016 The Republican Party has been showing signs of stress fatigue for several years. more »»

Protecting eagles?

May 8, 2016 Last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked the public’s help in identifying a poacher who had killed and butchered a bald eagle, disposing of the breasted-out carcass near Albert Le. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 7, 2016 Walking school buses THUMBS UP: District 88’s experiment in students walking to school got a good start this past wee. more »»

Great expectations, bad results

May 6, 2016 We can appreciate the sentiment behind the policy. more »»

Pick projects with mass appeal

May 5, 2016 The City’s RENU?committee has been tasked with collecting and reviewing ideas for projects that could be supported if the city were to extend its half-percent sales tax beyond 202. more »»

Welcome refugees, but weed out terrorists

May 4, 2016 We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears, too. more »»

A first step for circus elephants

May 3, 2016 On Sunday the Ringling Brothers and Barnum &?Baily Circus held its show with elephants in Providence, Rhode Island. The elephants are being retired to a Ringling Brothers preserve in Florid. more »»

German flavor in NFL draft

May 2, 2016 We wonder if the Minnesota Vikings are hoping to get some more season ticket sales in New Ulm with their selection of Moritz Boehringer, a wide receiver from the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in the... more »»

Legislature should get highway bill done

May 1, 2016 We have urged state legislators on many occasions to get it done when it comes to a comprehensive state transportation bill. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 30, 2016 Gridlock ahead THUMBS DOWN: With three weeks left in the legislative session, Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans in charge of the House have passed their widely divergent budget... more »»

Getting together to help kids

April 29, 2016 One of the most ambitious Park and Rec projects in recent memory is getting underway today at Hermann Heights Park, where a crew of volunteers is helping assemble and install the playground equipmen... more »»

No room today for ‘Common Sense’

April 28, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Move on Real ID

April 27, 2016 It’s hard to believe the state Legislature is still arguing over something as simple as the Real ID bill. more »»

N Korea’s latest threat is serious

April 26, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Minnesota feels the loss of Prince

April 25, 2016 Minnesota has had superstars before Prince Rogers Nelson dropped his last two names and became one of the brightest pop music stars of the past 40 years. Judy Garland was from Bemidji. more »»

First Amendment and the IRS

April 24, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 23, 2016 Habitat for Humanity THUMBS UP: Brown County Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to dedicate its latest house, built to give a deserving family a home. more »»

Breathalyzer test is reasonable request

April 22, 2016 To blow or not to blow, that is the question facing Minnesota drivers who are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to a state law that was argued this week in front of the U. more »»

No safety in small numbers

April 21, 2016 Feeding more American troops into Iraq little by little is an invitation to disaster, yet President Barack Obama persists in the practice. Obama vowed U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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