Editorial

Violent protests undermine efforts at social changes

Violent protests undermine efforts at social changes

It’s good to see people of so many ages and races in so many cities expressing their outrage about the grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of a man [...]

Beware of Christmas scams

Beware of Christmas scams

What a shame during the Christmas holiday season, people inclined to be so generous and giving have to be on guard against scams. And what a shame some people use other people’s good will for their [...]

Executive order might goad Congress to act, for a change

Executive order might goad Congress to act, for a change

On Thursday, Nov. 20, President Barack Obama did a very gutsy – some would say reckless – thing. In a TV speech he announced that, via executive order, he has approved of a plan to let [...]

Let’s take a good law, and make it even better

Let’s take a good law, and make it even better

As the second sign-up for insurance via the Affordable Care Act gets underway, the Gallup Poll has just released some good news. [...]

Three hearty cheers for Safe Routes to School

Three hearty cheers for Safe Routes to School

Kudos to the people working to implement the Safe Routes to School programs in area cities – and cities beyond. Just about every adult can recall how they rolled their eyes when their parents bragged about [...]

Football team should drop its offensive mascot now

Football team should drop its offensive mascot now

It was good to see several thousand people protesting the Washington Redskins at TCF Bank Stadium last Sunday at the University of Minnesota campus. Maybe (yes, this is a big maybe) that football team will get [...]

Perske would serve us well as representative in Washington

Perske would serve us well as representative in Washington

Joe Perske of Sartell would serve the Sixth Congressional District well if he is elected as our representative Nov. 4. [...]

Please vote ‘yes’ to tax extension

Please vote ‘yes’ to tax extension

The extension of the regional half-cent sales tax will, hopefully, be approved by voters in all of our six area cities. [...]

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