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January 4, 2014 Safety first THUMBS UP: It’s supposed to get really cold this weekend, so cold that just thinking about it can give you an ice-cream headach. more »»

Rein in NSA’s snooping

January 3, 2014 Just before the old year ended, a federal appeals court judge handed champions of the liberties Americans cherish a stinging defeat. Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley, in Washington, D.C. more »»

Resolutions for lawmakers

January 2, 2014 Nobody really likes to make New Year’s resolutions for themselves. But it is tremendous fun to make them for others. After all, people are so often oblivious to their own fault. more »»

Focus should be on killers’ mental imbalances

December 31, 2013 Prosecuting attorneys in Connecticut have concluded that 20-year-old Adam Lanza "displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies" before he massacred 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook... more »»

Celebrate New Year’s safely

December 30, 2013 2014 is a couple of days away. We know that the traditional celebrations of New?Year’s Eve involves a lot of partying, and a lot of hangovers on New Year’s Day. more »»

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December 28, 2013 Spending for schools THUMBS UP: It is gratifying to see the report on the District 88 budget this week that indicates that 80 percent of District 88 funds are going toward instruction this yea. more »»

What a waste

December 27, 2013 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. more »»

Obamacare economy

December 26, 2013 News flash: President Barack Obama believes in Santa Claus. We can think of no better explanation for his press conference, the last of the year, on Friday. more »»

It came upon a midnight clear...

December 24, 2013 We don’t know how the news would be announced in this day of 24-hour news channels, social media and internet bloggers, but 2,000 years ago, word of mouth was as good as it got. more »»

Weeds: Midnight Mass memory

December 24, 2013 When I was young, Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s in Sleepy Eye was a spectacle. Incense, candles, lights bedazzled. Trumpets, organ, and choir filled the church with rich sound. more »»

A teachable moment

December 23, 2013 Target Corp. more »»

Eagle Update: Time to take stock, give thanks

December 23, 2013 It is the time of year to take stock of our surroundings and be thankful for all that we have. more »»

IDing threats to public’s safety

December 22, 2013 A small unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may be paving the way for state governments in search of a system that could help prevent mass shootings and violence, not through weapons bans,... more »»

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December 21, 2013 Utilities in good hands THUMBS UP: Gary Gleisner will be retiring as the Director of Utilities for the City of New Ulm at the end of the month. more »»

IRS should crack down on tax-dodging vendors

December 20, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»

Accountability

December 19, 2013 We hear Costa Rica is a lovely place to vacation, a lush tropical vacation that would seem even lovlier in the throes of a Minnesota winter. more »»

Still time to give to others

December 17, 2013 Christmas is just eight days away. No doubt many area residents wish they had more time to prepare. There is so much to do, after all. more »»

Government waste adds up quickly

December 16, 2013 In Washington, government spending is discussed in terms of billions and trillions of dollars. A million bucks isn't even enough to merit decimal-point mention in most agency budget. more »»

We haven’t solved school shootings

December 15, 2013 A year ago 20 innocent children and six adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were slaughtered by an armed, crazed gunman. more »»

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December 14, 2013 Necessity defense THUMBS UP: An interesting case was argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday. more »»

 
 

 

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