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Don’t support cruelty to animals at circus

April 25, 2014 To the editor: Cruelty to animals takes many forms, but few people would admit to emjoying it. However, attending the circus is just such support. more »»

Be ready to act for abused children

April 25, 2014 To the editor: In support of Child Abuse Protection Month we want to express that everyone needs to be aware, there are signs, be concerned, listen to children’s concerns, they need someone to... more »»

IRS bonus system baffles the rest of us

April 24, 2014 Anyone who has ever been on the wrong end of an Internal Revenue Service audit knows that the nation’s tax collector doesn’t take kindly to overdue and uncollected tax payments. more »»

Politics behind delay on pipeline

April 23, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Democrats’ strategy of division

April 23, 2014 To the editor: Like many Americans, I have spent a good part of the past five years upset and confused about what is happening to our country. more »»

Weeds: There's commenters, then there's GrandmaD

April 23, 2014 A couple of weeks ago, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire won his 1,000th game. It was a unique accomplishment. There are only 10 managers in the history of baseball to achieve that with one team. more »»

The heavy hand of government

April 21, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of that. more »»

Unconnected dots

April 20, 2014 With last week’s one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing comes the realization that it might not have occurred had U.S. intelligence agencies merely heeded warnings from Russia. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

April 19, 2014 Sales tax figures THUMBS UP: Some good news about New Ulm’s economy emerged this week. more »»

Invest in high-quality broadband

April 19, 2014 To the editor: I strongly disagree with Mr. more »»

Rough return

April 18, 2014 Minnesota State University-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner might have expected some rough spots in his return to the program this week. more »»

Pardon sought for “Dakota 38”

April 18, 2014 To the editor: Please help. An online petition to get a presidential pardon for the Mankato 38 needs 100,000 signatures by April 30, 2014, or as many as it can get. more »»

Rice is worth hearing

April 17, 2014 Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is scheduled to speak today at the University of Minnesota as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Distinguished Carlson lecture series, which thi... more »»

Don't believe lies about surrogacy

April 17, 2014 To the editor: Mr. Adkins letter about surrogacy (4-11:?“The problem with surrugacy”) is inaccurate and offensive. I have been a surrogate, and I was never “carefully groomed” by anyone. more »»

Resents denigration of Obama

April 17, 2014 To the editor: I resent the contant denigration of our president on your editorial pages. more »»

Proud for Boston

April 16, 2014 On Tuesday Boston marked the anniversary of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, the most serious terrorist attack on U.S. more »»

Tax Freedom Day through the years

April 16, 2014 To the editor: The Sunday, April 13 “Our View” stated that the Tax Freedom date for the past four years has been later each year under President Obama. That is factually true. more »»

How little we know

April 15, 2014 Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know. more »»

Minimum wage bill

April 14, 2014 Gov.?Mark Dayton is set to sign the Minimum Wage bill passed by the Democrats in the Legislature. The bill will take the state’s minimum wage from among the lowest in the nation to among the highes. more »»

Tax Freedom Day comes later and later under Obama

April 13, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, is the deadline for filing income tax returns. But Tax Freedom Day for Americans, on average, is April 21 this year. more »»



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