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May 6, 2015
Editorial Are you ready, really ready, to launch?
With May here and nicer weather surely to continue, many are itching to get out boating. But there are things boaters should be thinking about now before hitting the water. They should be inspecting their boats and equipment to make sure they are in working order, as well as taking...
May 6, 2015 - 10:32am
May 4, 2015
Editorial: Severe LGA cuts a betrayal to Greater Minn.
Unlike the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state Senate underscored its commitment to Greater Minnesota communities by including in its tax bill a provision to increase funding for Local Government Aid. Earlier a House omnibus tax bill passed out of committee with severe cuts...
May 4, 2015 - 11:51am
March 25, 2015
Editorial Investing in state parks, trails system a good plan
Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed plan to put $10 million of new money into Minnesota state parks and trails systems is good to see. More than 8 million people visit Minnesota state parks each year with 1.3 million of them travelling from other states or countries, according to the Minnesota...
March 25, 2015 - 2:17pm
February 15, 2015
Editorial: Red flags to avoid in online dating
Today is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Or not. With online dating services more popular than ever, navigating the waters of a relationship presents a whole new set of challenges. Experts say there are red flags that can signal heartbreak or scams ahead. There’s no...
February 15, 2015 - 4:59pm
December 17, 2014
Editorial: Don’t believe everything on the Internet
Oh, the dreaded inaccuracies of the Internet! A few times a week, we get emails or Internet clippings from readers who are convinced that the information is the truth, yet in reality it’s distorted, outdated or an out-and-out lie. We don’t know how to make this advice any simpler:...
December 17, 2014 - 1:50pm
November 26, 2014
Editorial: Don’t let a scammer wreck your holiday
If you’re shopping for gifts on the Internet, use caution; instead of getting a bargain, you could be getting into trouble. The FBI is reminding holiday shoppers to beware of cyber criminals who are out to steal money and personal information. It’s always a good idea to monitor...
November 26, 2014 - 12:30pm
October 25, 2014
Editorial The good, the bad, the better
It is all in the interpretation. When it comes to winter driving, one person’s idea of “good” road conditions might be another person’s “difficult” condition. After hearing such complaints the past few years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation this year has created...
October 25, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 6, 2014
EDITORIAL: The donkey is gone
Compañeros Mexican Restaurant and its sister, the Dorset House, burned early Thursday morning. Both are considered total losses. There’s no confirmed cause of the fire, and somehow that doesn’t really matter. The flaming blaze ended an amazing chapter in the storied history of...
September 6, 2014 - 12:12pm
July 12, 2014
Editorial: How to save the world in your own yard
Bees and other pollinators are in trouble. And because they’re in trouble, we’re in trouble. Over the past few decades, there has been a significant loss of pollinators from the environment. Carmelita Nelson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Roadsides for...
July 12, 2014 - 2:48pm
May 31, 2014
Editorial: Timberjay bill ensures open public business
An important piece of legislation was unanimously approved earlier this month by both the Minnesota House and Senate and has now been signed by Gov. Dayton. S.F. 1770 – commonly known as the “Timberjay bill” – may not have captured many headlines, but its significance goes...
May 31, 2014 - 2:22pm
April 16, 2014
Editorial: No easy solution to jail issues
The volatility of the jail population has Hubbard County in a dilemma. Should it cap its inmate population or strike while the iron is hot? It’s feast or famine, it seems. A heated discussion took place at a recent county board meeting as to how to manage the jail population. Sheriff...
April 16, 2014 - 11:17am
April 2, 2014
Editorial: Pipeline opposition simmering
This editorial originally appeared in The Forum on March 27. At a time when more pipeline capacity is being touted as one answer to the glut of oil on the rails, an uprising against more pipelines is simmering. In rural Minnesota, the simmer has boiled over into outright opposition. It’s...
April 2, 2014 - 10:32am
March 29, 2014
Editorial: Freedom of Information Act is broken
We need to fix the federal Freedom of Information Act. Or more specifically, Congress needs to fix it. FOIA is a critical law for making sure the public has the ability to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than four decades, reporters and others...
March 29, 2014 - 1:33pm
March 12, 2014
Editorial: Proposed anti-bullying policy timely
Several lawmakers are working to curb school bullying after they heard emotional testimony from a parent whose son committed suicide. The proposal would require districts to implement a bullying policy and plan, and deal with bullying issues at school, on buses and online. We think...
March 12, 2014 - 10:11am
March 8, 2014
Editorial: Beware of quick credit card fixes
Everyone wants better credit or to repair a poor credit rating. But don’t fall for some of the quick solutions that are bombarding the radio or TV. They could get you into even deeper trouble. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8, the Minnesota Department of...
March 8, 2014 - 1:54pm