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Public Notice - December 2016 BOA
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Viewpoint: When we see un-American behavior, let's push back
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Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
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Viewpoint: We need local government committed to change
Lots of people are running for local office in Red Wing and Goodhue County — all seeming to be intelligent and presentable candidates. It is customary to deplore low rates of voter turnout and encourage people to vote. Let's turn this around as ask: "Why is it that so many people...
November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
June 14, 2013
Commentary: Keep moratorium, let state debate play out
After a year and a half of monthly meetings it appears the role of the Goodhue County Mining Study Committee, which was formed to review county policy on frac sand mining, is drawing to a close. As a member of that committee I have mixed emotions about the process. On the good side...
June 14, 2013 - 2:00pm
May 24, 2013
Commentary: Remember, honor each soldier's sacrifice
This past November, we lost our World War II veteran. In honor of Dad and all others who have served in our nation's military, I wish to post this Memorial Day thought. One day, I waited for an elevator at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis to open. As I did, a fellow visitor walked...
May 24, 2013 - 1:00pm
March 1, 2013
Commentary: Federal 'Sodsaver' would protect prairies
Prairie and native grasslands are disappearing rapidly, taking soil and habitat as well as hunting, ranching and other economic opportunities with them.
March 1, 2013 - 6:14pm
February 27, 2013
Commentaries: Fear-mongering rules the day in Red Wing
The resignation of Mayor Dennis Egan is not about sand mining as much as it is about the disintegration of city politics into a mindless morass of mud-slinging and misinformation. We have been close observers of local government for some 50 years and, generally, great admirers...
February 27, 2013 - 6:02am
February 15, 2013
Commentary: Law, equity affect public sector compensation
Public sector employee compensation has become a topic for discussion with the local media. According to Minnesota Statute 13 Government Data Practices, certain data pertaining to a public sector employee is public. According to Minnesota Statutes, a public employee is defined...
February 15, 2013 - 11:00am
January 24, 2013
Commentary: Region poised for arrival of high speed rail
The hard work of the Goodhue County Railroad Authority, Red Rock Corridor Committee and Minnesota High Speed Commission has been able to keep...
January 24, 2013 - 10:50am
January 19, 2013
Commentary: New HHS building is not a priority
The Public Health and Social Service departments merged in August 2010. The new Health and Human Service is currently located in the Citizens Building and the Government Center. It is the goal of many to relocate the H&HS staff to a single building. Some County Board members and...
January 19, 2013 - 12:00pm
January 11, 2013
Commentary: Let's regulate guns like we regulate vehicles
The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in mid-December prompted national soul-searching about what can be done to stop these mass shootings. Some have called for security changes in schools; some have called for a reduction in the violence in movies and video games; some have called...
January 11, 2013 - 3:53pm
December 22, 2012
Commentary: Where have all our winters gone?
After spending nearly all my life living in Minnesota, I am very well aware of the old adage "Minnesota has nine months of winter and three months of tough sledding." That has no doubt been an exaggeration, but even being raised in the extreme southern Minnesota community of Harmony...
December 22, 2012 - 10:00am
December 20, 2012
Commentary: United States is violent nation
The recent slaughter of 28 people, 20 of them children, in a Connecticut elementary school is only the latest of many mass murders, including some 61 shootings which have occurred in 30 different states since 1982. Eleven of the 20 worst recorded civilian shootings around the world...
December 20, 2012 - 12:30pm
December 19, 2012
Commentary: Let's act now to secure local schools
I am a proponent of gun control. I think there are too many guns on our streets, particularly assault rifles that seem to have limited utility for the average citizen. I do not believe, however, that gun control will prevent school shootings like the one that occurred in Newtown,...
December 19, 2012 - 12:29pm
December 18, 2012
Commentary: Minnesota's economic future rides on rail
While politicians offer up competing plans to restore our economy and create jobs, American freight railroads are already doing their part -- investing $23 billion this year alone to maintain and expand the nation's rail network. Think about that for a moment: Railroads will pour...
December 18, 2012 - 10:00am
December 14, 2012
Commentary: 'Early voting' woudl be inferior to what state has
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie recently suggested that the state should institute a system of "early voting." This is an ill-conceived idea.
December 14, 2012 - 10:00am
November 23, 2012
Commentary: Storms bring need for reliable energy to light
Until the lights go out and furnaces shut down, many people take electricity and natural gas for granted. So we all paid attention when nearly 10 million utility customers lost power in the wake of superstorm Sandy and the recent nor'easter. Xcel Energy sent 230 employees and contractors...
November 23, 2012 - 10:00am