Opinion

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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To the editor:  A person would think that a military base would be the safest place you could find. Yet in the last few years at Fort Hood a gunmen has shot up the place two times. So when are we going to admit this no gun zone policy does not work. We have some [...]

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It’s official. The winter of 2013-14 was the second worst since the winter of 1900-01, 114 years. You can tell your grandkids about this one. This is not just subjective complaining. This is based on the tabulations of West’s Winter Misery Index (WWMI), which, using historical data from the National Weather Service, combines the daily [...]

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