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November 9, 2017
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
You'll go to bed Friday night and wake Saturday as you did today, living in a free land. You can thank every veteran — from those determined...
November 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
October 19, 2017
Editorial: Be cyber safe
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The observance couldn't be timed better for 2017. In September, the credit reporting agency Equifax (i.e. all of us) suffered the worst data breach in the computer era. The fact that hackers exploited a security vulnerability made...
October 19, 2017 - 12:24pm
October 12, 2017
Editorial: Expect that school bus to stop
Minnesota and Wisconsin state laws require vehicles to stop for school buses when the bus driver activates the flashing lights and has the crossing...
October 12, 2017 - 10:00pm
September 27, 2017
Editorial: Don't turn harvest into a road tragedy
Midwest gold is flowing. We refer to corn. Farmers and custom-combine professionals are hard at work harvesting 2017's bounty. This means motorists...
September 27, 2017 - 4:30pm
September 24, 2017
Editorial: No more 'one for the road'
Again and again people make the wrong choice. They have two, three, four drinks too many and then get behind the wheel. In Minnesota, 41 percent...
September 24, 2017 - 11:00am
August 30, 2017
Editorial: The continuing need for vaccinations is clear
The region's measles outbreak ended just in time as thousands upon thousands of children return to classrooms and young adults head to college....
August 30, 2017 - 7:13pm
August 11, 2017
Editorial: Conservation success story continues to soar
The United States nearly pushed its national symbol to extinction in the 20th century. Yet 10 years ago today, the bald eagle officially came...
August 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
August 3, 2017
Editorial: The fair is still the fair
Summer enters the home stretch this week, which means August has arrived and we're at the height of fair time. As soon as one closes, another...
August 3, 2017 - 8:59am
July 25, 2017
Editorial: Read, debate with an open mind
One or our RiverTown reporters has a favorite question he likes to ask interviewees: What one thing do you believe everyone should have, regardless...
July 25, 2017 - 8:26am
July 19, 2017
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
It's obvious the world is changing at a rapid rate. What an understatement. The older generation reminisces about the time when the world moved...
July 19, 2017 - 4:15pm
July 7, 2017
Editorial: Mother Nature's ferocity opens our eyes
Isn't it a shame that sometimes it takes a tragedy to open our eyes? The tornado that left a swath of destruction in its wake through Pierce County Wednesday, June 28, could have been much worse. Someone could have died; luckily, no one did. It's amazing with how quickly the storm...
July 7, 2017 - 9:30am
June 21, 2017
Editorial: Buckle your kids, then buckle yourself
Minnesota motorists and their passengers appear to be headed in the right direction, at least when it comes to wearing seat belts. That's based on statistics from the latest Click it or Ticket campaign. From May 22-June 4, officers, deputies and troopers issued 6,771 seat belt citations...
June 21, 2017 - 6:00am
June 9, 2017
Editorial: A place to admire, remember and share
In early May, the Evelyn Sweasy Charitable Fund contributed more than $260,000 toward the restoration of the Barn Bluff Trail Head. The generous contribution is not the first time philanthropy has intervened to ensure Barn Bluff's public status.
June 9, 2017 - 7:16pm
Editorial: Construction may annoy, but it's worth it
Summer won't officially begin for another two weeks, but road construction is in full swing. Summer as Midwesterners know it truly is here. These road and bridge projects, including preparations for the interstate Mississippi River span to replace the aging Eisenhower Bridge, will...
June 9, 2017 - 7:30am
June 4, 2017
Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
Minnesota Miracle? Hardly. Minnesota Nice? Not a chance. Minnesota Mud? That's more like it right now since our state government is mired in...
June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm