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July 5, 2014 New future for old Middle School THUMBS UP: For years the big question for District 88 has been “What do we do with the Middle School?” At last, the decision has been made and carried through. more »»

America’s birthday

July 3, 2014 It was 238 years ago that the American Continental Congress prepared a declaration dissolving the American colonies’ political ties to Great Britain. more »»

Border problems

July 1, 2014 A flood of thousands of Central American children who managed, sometimes alone, to sneak across the allegedly secure border between the U.S. more »»

VA bill should include consequences

June 30, 2014 Leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope to reach agreement soon on a bill addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal. more »»

Children deserve immediate protection

June 29, 2014 Law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys in this area tend to act immediately when they hear of children being abused. Apparently that is not the case everywhere. more »»

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June 28, 2014 Getting the word out THUMBS UP: As the District 88 school bond referendum nears, The Journal will be publishing more information about the district’s needs and plans. more »»

Why not call a terrorist a terrorist?

June 27, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

There must be more than taxes

June 26, 2014 It is a theme that is sounded early and often in the Minnesota election season, indeed throughout each legislative session as well. more »»

Technology in classrooms

June 25, 2014 The trend toward introducing technology into classrooms has been going on for several years, and it is likely to continue. more »»

A likely story

June 24, 2014 Using illegal methods to harm one’s political opponents, then lying to cover it up, is serious business, as former President Richard Nixon learned. more »»

Be wary of involving Iran in Iraq

June 23, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

Still stuck in Iraq

June 22, 2014 Even as President Barack Obama was bragging in December 2011 about withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, skeptics warned the pullout was ill-advised — and from from complete. more »»

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June 21, 2014 Artstone turning 100 THUMBS UP: American Artstone is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week, with a open house at the plant on Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. more »»

The rain can stop anytime now

June 20, 2014 Minnesota may have to change it’s nickname from “the Land of 10,000 Lakes” to “the Land of One Lake — One Great Big Lake,” if all this rain doesn’t stop soon. New Ulm has had 10. more »»

Medtronic’s message

June 18, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton may be the biggest Pollyanna in politics. On Saturday, the governor heard from the Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, that the company was planning to spend $42. more »»

How secure can our southern border be?

June 17, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

Don’t send Tsunis to Norway

June 16, 2014 Minnesotans of Norwegian descent make up about 16.5 percent of the state’s population. Over 18 percent of the nation’s Norwegian Americans live in Minnesota (a good number of them in Hanska). more »»

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June 14, 2014 Head to a state park THUMBS UP: We'll have to wait and see if the weather holds up, but if it does, here's an idea for something to do Saturday: Go to a state park — call it an early Father's Day... more »»

Is Iraq a preview for Afghanistan?

June 14, 2014 It’s only 11 years since the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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