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Keeping errors out of the public’s eye

March 18, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Sunshine Week

March 17, 2014 No sooner do elected officials proclaim their regard for a free press and an informed public than they begin chipping away at their constituents' right to know. more »»

White House sends mixed message on drugs

March 16, 2014 Apparently neither Attorney General Eric Holder nor his boss, President Barack Obama, are familiar with the concept of sending mixed messages. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

March 15, 2014 Keep pressure on for Highway 14 funds New Ulmites and others who live along Highway 14 have been very vocal in pushing for funding for a Highway 14 four-lane expansion project. more »»

Bully bill concerns

March 14, 2014 The Legislature is working on a beefed-up anti-bullying bill for the second year in a ro. more »»

Learning what makes a mass killer

March 12, 2014 How did Adam Lanza go from being "just a normal little weird kid," in his father's words, to someone who "couldn't get any more evil"? Peter Lanza made the comments in a magazine story about his son... more »»

No words can explain profound loss

March 12, 2014 Editor’s note: Randy Krzmarzick of Sleepy Eye writes a regular column for The Journal’s editorial page. more »»

Park closing was unnecessary

March 10, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report last week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Time to review Sunday closing laws

March 9, 2014 The Minnesota Legislature is taking a look at the laws that ban liquor sales on Sunday in the state. These are laws that harken back to a time when the Sabbath was observed throughout societ. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

March 8, 2014 Public notices THUMBS UP: Good news from the Capitol last week when a committee decided not to vote on the bill that would give local governments the choice of taking public notices out of newspaper... more »»

Senate should follow House on tax bill

March 6, 2014 The Minnesota House quickly passed a major tax bill on Thursday, one that would provide real relief to Minnesota taxpayers as early as this year. The bill, which Gov. more »»

Unsession, undo-session

March 5, 2014 Gov. more »»

Empty threats in Ukraine situation

March 4, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administratio. more »»

Sales tax confusion

March 3, 2014 If the Minnesota Legislature is indeed interested in making this an “Unsession,” dedicated to cleaning up and clearing up obsolete, confusing and redundant laws on the books, the state’s sales tax... more »»

Eagle Update: Making up for weather

March 3, 2014 By Jeff Bertrang ISD 88 Superintendent I have lost track of the number of Blizzard Warnings and Polar Vortex events we have experienced this winter. There have been too many to count. more »»

Can’t fix taxes until you fix all taxes

March 2, 2014 There’s a lot of discussion of the state Property Tax report analysis released on Frida. more »»

Cut defense spending – overseas

February 28, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted Monday. more »»

Would Obama plan fund Highway 14?

February 27, 2014 President Barack Obama came to Minnesota on Wednesday to trumpet his plan to pump $300 billion into transportation funding. more »»

Will surplus grow?

February 26, 2014 Friday could be a big day for Minnesota taxpayers. more »»

Metropolitan Stadium memories live on

February 26, 2014 Metropolitan Stadium. If you are over 40, you remember those funky colored exterior panels and the erector set frame. But it was our ballpark and a good one at that. more »»

 
 

 

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