Opinion

To the editor:  Well, here it is the first week of March and we’re still hitting well below zero temperatures (like 20 below). The snow piles are mammoth; the wood pile is miniscule. The price of heating oil and propane gas is obscene. The days are getting longer, but tempers are getting shorter. Not to [...]

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To the editor:  So, how is that working out? Not much hope, but there sure has been a lot of changes. This man promised that he would “fundamentally change America” and, one must admit, he is doing a pretty darn good job of it. Work force participation at a 35 year low, $6.6 trillion increase [...]

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More than 30 years ago, a judge in Fillmore County in the southeast corner of Minnesota had an affair with his secretary. The affair led to the secretary divorcing her husband, and the judge presided over part of the divorce proceedings. The husband complained to the state Board on Judicial Standards, which censured the judge [...]

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There is a lesson to be learned here, and mine is: Don’t mock the weather gods. Last month, I wrote a column suggesting that all the whining about the weather was unwarranted. As of that date, the winter had been about average. Things have changed quickly since. According to West’s Winter Misery Index (WWMI), we [...]

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Both our nation and state were founded on the principles of self-government, including that the government exists to serve the people, not the other way around. That would suggest that government has an obligation to be as transparent as reasonably possible so that people can make a fair judgment of whether government’s activities are working [...]

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When it’s 27 below, it’s hard to remember why we all live here. However, a reader sent me one article at the same time that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development sent out another, both revealing that our state is better than average. Of course, then the question becomes, “How?” I don’t want [...]

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To the editor:  The general public does not want to see anybody go hungry or not have a roof over their head, but after two years of drawing unemployment benefits, most people think that is long enough for people like George, a healthy 30-year-old. Obama believes he should be able to draw until his dream [...]

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To the editor:  It seems there are more and more individuals, as well as groups, misusing the term “sustainable agriculture.” Depending on what the agenda might be, the careless and totally wrong use of this word is used to make it more difficult for food producers of Todd County as well as other areas. For [...]

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