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Budget talks

May 14, 2015 No news is good news in the state budget talks, apparently. Legislative leaders and Gov. more »»

Local law enforcement among the best

May 14, 2015 To the editor: May 10 to May 16 is National Police Week. more »»

Obama aggravating Middle East crisis

May 13, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»

Downtown hydrant painting timeline extended

May 13, 2015 To the editor: The local Public Utilities Commission approved painting the 10 downtown fire hydrants into colorful caricatures that small children would recognize and/or of a German theme. more »»

Paying lip service to accountability

May 12, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Compromise time in the Legislature

May 11, 2015 With a week left in the Minnesota Legislative session, lawmakers and the governor have their most difficult task left, hammering out an agreement on the state’s budget. more »»

Who regulates the regulators?

May 10, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 9, 2015 School progress THUMBS UP: There is a long, long way to go, but it is encouraging that contracts for the new District 88 High School are beginning to be awarded. more »»

Why ‘net metering’ reform is needed

May 9, 2015 To the editor: Minnesota electric cooperatives and municipal utilities are owned, managed and operated by the customers they serve. more »»

IRS reform claim is not persuasive

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Saudis step in where US leadership lacking

May 7, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»

Putting MnDOT money where needed

May 6, 2015 The local Highway 14 Improvement Task Force is recommending that the Minnesota Department of Transportation put in two-lane bridges on Highway 14 over Front Street and the Minnesota River as it head... more »»

Moms just want some communication

May 6, 2015 My two sons don’t communicate very often, and I whine about it to my family. So much, apparently, that when a niece found out she’s expecting a baby boy her response was “Oh, no. more »»

Eagle Update

May 6, 2015 I would like to congratulate all of the employees and organizations that were honored or recognized at our annual employee banquet last wee. more »»

Make seniors, caregivers a state priority

May 6, 2015 To the editor: The Minnesota Legislature is at a crossroads on legislation that will determine how the state cares for seniors. more »»

Don’t give in to extremist intimidation

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Geo-engineering the atmosphere

May 5, 2015 To the editor: Remember back in 2011 when environmentalists were saying the PUC’s plan to convert the city’s boiler #4 to burn coal/gas and/or biomass will result in increased emissions of carbon... more »»

Scofflaw behavior in the White House

May 4, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»

Weak spot in D.C. security

May 3, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 2, 2015 Moving justice along THUMBS UP: State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby wasted little time this week in charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gra. more »»



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