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Farm policy heads back to the ’40s

October 8, 2013 Nobody seems to have noticed in all the commotion over the partial government shutdown that is now a week old, but at the same time the government ran out of funding authority, the nation’s farm... more »»

Minnesota Orchestra

October 7, 2013 After a year of a disastrous labor lockout, the Minnesota Orchestra seems to be caught in a ruinous death spiral. more »»

Lack of common sense

October 6, 2013 Part of the reason so many Americans are fed up with government in general is that too often, bureaucrats display a complete lack of common sense. During World War II, Joe McGrain of Rochester, N.. more »»

Health Care Happenings

October 6, 2013 As we have experienced this past week, healthcare continues to be at the center of the national political debate. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

October 5, 2013 The peoples’ stadium THUMBS DOWN: The Minnesota Vikings new stadium, the so-called “people’s stadium” that Gov. more »»

Not for Congress

October 4, 2013 (The Journal’s editorial of Friday, Oct. 4, (Not for Congress) was in error when it said that a Republican budget proposal on Sept. more »»

Figures don’t lie

October 3, 2013 In arguing for bigger government, President Barack Obama is being more than a little dishonest. He insists he is reducing the spending deficit — but he is not. more »»

Shutdown inevitable; worse may be in store

October 2, 2013 Congress’ failure to agree on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government’s operations on Monday has led to the shutdown that seemed more inevitable the closer the deadline came. more »»

Weeds: The old homesteads

October 2, 2013 For some years, I’ve had a part time job with the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association. Most of what I do is inspect fields that are producing various types of seed. more »»

Good news for school district coffers

October 1, 2013 The state of Minnesota is almost square with its school districts, Gov. Mark Dayton and other state officials reported on Monday. By the end of Fiscal Year 2013, the state has repaid nearly $2. more »»

Eagle Update

October 1, 2013 One month of the school year is complete. Students are in routines and our staff has had a chance to get to know their students. more »»

Government can’t meet its own schedule

September 29, 2013 Admissions from President Barak Obama's administration that it isn't really ready to roll out the new national health insurance program have become regular occurrences. By Ja. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

September 28, 2013 Brodkorb settlement THUMBS UP: It is good to learn that the wrongful termination lawsuit former Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb brought against the Senate has been settled, and at the... more »»

Budget battle

September 27, 2013 A government shutdown on Tuesday is still a very strong possibility. more »»

Hwy. 14 is indeed a ‘Corridor of Commerce’

September 26, 2013 It’s no secret that good roads are essential for economic and commercial success. more »»

Approach Iran with caution

September 25, 2013 Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, is a moderate compared to his predecessor, Mahmoud Amadinejad. more »»

Obama energy plan is huge new tax

September 23, 2013 More than two centuries ago, Americans fought a War of Independence in large measure because our ancestors would not submit to taxation without representation. more »»

Another power struggle in D.C.

September 22, 2013 The American public cannot be blamed these days for feeling like villagers caught between two armies, each aiming their cannons at the other with the village right in the line of fire. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

September 21, 2013 What about Minnesota River? THUNBS DOWN: Congress seems ready to close down the Upper St. Anthony Lock on the Mississippi River to try to keep Asian carp from spreading farther north. more »»

Katrina victims still waiting for money

September 20, 2013 No one ought to go through the devastation suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf States when Hurricane Katrina hit there in August 2005. more »»



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