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June 20, 2009
Put your events on R-E's community calendars
The FYI page has long been a reader favorite. In addition to obituaries, the briefs and calendar make FYI especially helpful for readers. For many of them, the FYI page is the first place they look. People call or e-mail us with information for publication. The process is simple...
June 20, 2009 - 4:48pm
June 19, 2009
Unallotment marks DFL failure
"Devastating." "Irresponsible." "Drastic." The only thing more laughable than Sen. Steve Murphy's latest rant about Governor Pawlenty's unallotment plans -- a move forced on the governor by Murphy and his DFL cohorts -- is his comment that the Legislature passed a "responsible...
June 19, 2009 - 11:07am
June 10, 2009
Veterans deserve and receive preference
We all can recognize that most aspects of employment law affect how we do business on a daily basis. Some areas of law are the exception and affect only a few employees and employers. While these uncommon laws relate only to the minority, their importance should be recognized. One...
June 10, 2009 - 8:01am
May 24, 2009
Column: Support troops and commemorate veterans
As families across western Wisconsin celebrate Memorial Day, it is important to reflect on the sacrifices our nation's veterans have made, including the 21 service members from the district who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. I commend our service members and their...
May 24, 2009 - 11:14am
May 20, 2009
Column: Changes have short-changed state's counties
The average citizen generally knows that the county collects property taxes, disburses welfare, manages land records, and maintains certain roads and highways. However, county governments do much more than this. In modern times, counties have been the hidden level of government. Established...
May 20, 2009 - 12:07am
May 12, 2009
Column: Reap more dollars with Initiative Foundation
When Bobbie Jo Vickerman, city administrator of Lanesboro, Minn., counted the 100 individuals who showed up at the initial town meeting in May 2007, she knew Lanesboro had tapped into something special. "Out of a town of 788, that's not too bad," said Vickerman. Lanesboro and...
May 12, 2009 - 12:26am
May 9, 2009
Column: Strip insurance plan from budget
The governor's state budget bill now before the Legislature's budget writing committee determines taxes and spending over a two-year period. However, the budget bill includes more than just revenue and expenditure items found in a typical budget. The governor also included 80 non-fiscal...
May 9, 2009 - 4:47pm
May 6, 2009
Column: National energy tax would cripple budgets of Minnesotans
This weekend's fishing opener commemorates an unofficial holiday in which many of Minnesota's 1.1 million anglers travel to their favorite lake to participate in one of our state's great traditions. The fishing opener is a rite of passage from winter to spring, a long-awaited escape...
May 6, 2009 - 12:35am
April 29, 2009
Column: People rely on sources they trust for the news
Who said newspapers are dinosaurs, extinct, obsolete? I don't think so. Newspapers today, both in print and online, have more readers today than ever. This trend was again evident during recent Red River Valley flooding, when The Forum and inforum.com became the go-to sources...
April 29, 2009 - 4:59pm
Column: New railroad authority heads down right track
On April 20, the Goodhue County Board activated the Goodhue County Regional Railroad Authority. The Goodhue County Railroad Authority Board comprises all five county commissioners, the county attorney, and finance director. Two nonvoting members are the clerk (county administrator)...
April 29, 2009 - 3:51pm
April 24, 2009
Column: Opsahls back statement with fact, win a Quill
Talk about wind power has revved up since Dean and Diane Opsahl wrote their letter to the editor last month. That's true on these pages, certainly. But the debate also is growing at the Minnesota Legislature, where some lawmakers want to redistribute the tax revenues. While the...
April 24, 2009 - 5:14pm
April 17, 2009
Column: Lawmakers craft bonding bills we can't afford
In the past few days, I've taken phone calls from District 28B residents asking why the Legislature is considering a bonding bill this session. Good question. Historically, the second year of the legislative biennium is known as the bonding year, where money is borrowed in order...
April 17, 2009 - 8:11am
August 31, 2008
Column: College success starts in K-12 classes
It's happening again ... . As we approach the end of summer, Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical staff and faculty welcomed back students on Aug. 25.
August 31, 2008 - 12:00am
August 21, 2008
Column: Fiscal prudence sets stage for referendum
As members of this community, school board and finance committee, we understand that the district needs to manage its finances in a judicious and prudent manner. We believe that significant progress has been made in overall financial management with controls and processes put in...
August 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 17, 2008
Column: Primary election is here
The primary is just four weeks away, and the R-E newsroom is in full gear preparing for this and the general election. Here are few of things readers should know: Campaign coverage Providing fair and balanced coverage is always tricky. We will cover local debates. We consider...
August 17, 2008 - 12:00am