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August 24, 2016
Editorial: State frozen in political dysfunction
An opinion of The Forum: St. Paul seems to be holding its customary winter celebration in August. The state Capitol remains frozen in dysfunction as Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislative leaders of both parties continue their slow-motion – glacial – feud over the tax and bonding...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 13, 2016
Editorial: Let's talk conflict
When you live in a small community, people often have to wear many hats, whether out of desire — they want their hometown to be the best it...
August 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 10, 2016
Editorial: A fair week for Goodhue and Pierce counties
As nice as it would be to have the Goodhue County and Pierce County fairs fall on different weeks, most years they compete for attendees. That’s not entirely a bad thing, given the healthy air of competition that’s part and parcel of these rites of summer. People who prefer the...
August 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
July 27, 2016
Editorial: Unified? Nope
Democrats are trying to tout unity this week, but the powers that be — or, in this case, the powers that were — actually have proven that the party is no more unified than the Republicans when it comes to their presidential nominee. Look no further than the ouster of Debbie Wasserman...
July 27, 2016 - 12:01pm
July 23, 2016
Editorial: Pray for peace
Dear God, Your servants will gather Sunday morning in Central Park to worship, to sing and to pray. While this pleasant summer ritual celebrates outdoor beauty, this month we reflect that human beings all too often bring ugliness into your world — especially through violence against...
July 23, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 3, 2016
Editorial: Light it up! Fireworks remind us what this nation is all about
America has experienced a fireworks overload in recent months. So hot has the discourse become that some of us might find the actual firing of rockets anticlimactic. Who needs the momentary incendiary when the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump camps issue political fireworks seemingly...
July 3, 2016 - 12:01pm
June 30, 2016
Editorial: Deaf residency artists help us define life
Artists in the Anderson Center’s ground-breaking Deaf residency pack their bags and head home today and tomorrow. They take with them the same sorts of things all artists who spend a month here do — a renewed sense of purpose, a stronger identity, a clearer focus, the start to...
June 30, 2016 - 12:01pm
June 27, 2016
Editorial: States’ gun laws quietly stand
The states’ rights crowd, often the same folks who are Second Amendment absolutists, should be pleased with last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on state gun laws. The court declined without comment to hear appeals to strict gun control laws in New York and Connecticut, signalling...
June 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
June 22, 2016
Editorial: Eviction with no aid will hurt community
Like anyone who’s rented here can tell you, finding an apartment in Red Wing does not come without struggle. With a 1 percent vacancy rate reported for 2015 by the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, finding an affordable place to live is one thing — finding a nice place to live...
June 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
June 16, 2016
Editorial: Strange year gets stranger
It’s a historic turn of events. In the November presidential election, American voters will choose between two of the most disliked, most reviled candidates in modern history. Tuesday’s round of primaries put Democrat Hillary Clinton over the top in the convention delegate count...
June 16, 2016 - 12:01pm
June 11, 2016
Editorial: A beautiful piece of infrastructure
Minnesota and five states to the south have begun referring to Interstate 35 as the ‘Monarch Highway.” The informal nickname is rooted in a very formal memorandum of understanding signed May 26 to save the North American monarch from extinction. The Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,...
June 11, 2016 - 12:01pm
June 4, 2016
Editorial: Stay true, class of 2016
The area’s 2016 high school graduates belong to one of those special classes — artistic, athletic, studious, friendly, talented, caring and more — that come along every few years, a class where “all the children are above average,” as Garrison Keillor puts it. Cliques don’t...
June 4, 2016 - 6:00am
June 1, 2016
Editorial: Making tracks
Soaring high: Highway 61/Main Street reconstruction crews appear to have Phase 2 on schedule, thanks to hard work plus cooperation from businesses, motorists and Mother Nature. Keep your fingers crossed that June and July follow May’s lead and that most of the detour signs have...
June 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
May 24, 2016
Editorial: Saved by the belt
In August, on her way home from Hastings to Red Wing, teenager Kianna Stewart fell asleep, rolled her car three times through a ditch and landed in the oncoming traffic lane. Stewart walked away from that crash relatively unscathed. She was wearing her seat belt. Stewart shared...
May 24, 2016 - 3:30pm
May 19, 2016
Editorial: Finally moving
A long-term state transportation policy finally appears within reach. And the appropriate funding — for the next couple of years, anyway — also appears headed down the right road. Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to bend on the gasoline tax hike that his fellow Democrats in the Senate...
May 19, 2016 - 12:03pm