Opinion

The drive-by media has recently been jumping around the state. One week it’s in Little Falls, the next in Waseca, the next in Mankato. It hasn’t been a good month for Greater Minnesota. A few weeks before the Waseca story broke, the Waseca paper reported debris from a small bomb had been found on an [...]

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To the editor:  Time sure flies as you get older. I’m quite sure that you have heard that saying before, most likely said it yourself, if you are over 50. Now, I can suggest a sure fire way to slow down that “time flying” thing, at least temporarily. Shingles, If you have ever been afflicted [...]

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To the editor:  When I say “we” I mean European-Americans, because this is what I am. Tom West says there is no need to have an Indigenous Peoples Day to honor the people we conquered. Really, why should we? They were obstacles to our goals. We outnumbered them. We decimated them. We won. Let’s celebrate [...]

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To the editor:  Why are the Christian religions being targeted and threatened by some groups who can’t stand to see a cross even on private property? Or having the 10 Commandments removed from courthouses and other government buildings. How often do you see those 10 God-given laws displayed or heard of at a lot of [...]

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The Minneapolis City Council was expected to consider a motion Friday, to change the name of “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous Peoples Day.” I don’t have any great affection for Christropher Columbus, but I have long thought that we ought to call our holidays for what they are. That means, call them the way  most Americans [...]

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So there I was, 65 feet above the ground, swaying on the scaffolding just outside the Minnesota State Capitol Building, attending the largest convention of stone carvers in the nation. Or so someone said. The ECM Editorial Board received a personal tour April 10 of the ongoing restoration of “the People’s Building.” When you see [...]

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To the editor:  I just love it when people survive the winter with their sense of humor intact. A recent letter to the editor stated that “we should be able to trust that the information presented to us by an elected official is factual and not manipulated to meet a political purpose.” That is really [...]

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To the editor:  The headline in the Sauk Centre Herald on April 10, 2014, read “School district looking at $300,000 in cuts”, so I ask myself, “Why are we here again, like every other budget year in the past?” Who is to blame? Dan Brooks states in the Herald on April 10, 2014, “Our past [...]

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