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State of State serves two purposes

May 2, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton’s belated State of the State speech on Wednesday served two purposes this year. more »»

Rooting out racism

May 1, 2014 Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made it easy for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to issue Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine this wee. more »»

Defense of home doesn’t include execution

April 30, 2014 A jury in Morrison County found Byron Smith guilty of first degree murder on Thursday, in a quick verdict that sends a clear message: In Minnesota, defense of one’s home and property does not give... more »»

Control IRS prying

April 28, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»

No room for discretion

April 27, 2014 In the past we have bemoaned the lack of discretion and common sense in many cases of school discipline and “zero tolerance” policies for drugs or weapons. more »»

Eagle Update: Community Education

April 27, 2014 By Carol Davis New Ulm Public Schools Community Education Coordinator What is Community Education? Community Education is an opportunity for local citizens and community schools, agencies and... more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

April 26, 2014 Dist. 88 referendum THUMBS UP: The District 88 School Board has set a date for a referendum on a school building bond. District voters will have a choice on Aug. more »»

Legislature needs to fix sex offender commitment program

April 25, 2014 Minnesota’s courts continue to make it clear to legislators that they need to make changes to the state’s sex offender commitment program before the courts do it for them. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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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