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Opinion

Expanding vaccine eligibility list

Editorials

It may be a small step, dependent wholly on the limited availability of COVID-19 vaccines, but the state of Minnesota is expanding the list of people eligible to receive the vaccine. A pilot program, being held in nine sites throughout the state, will begin taking appointments this week to ...

King’s dream

Editorials

Martin Luther King Jr. would be 92 this week. He was 39 when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee for his leadership in the Civil Rights movement. In the 53 years since his death, one would hope we have taken steps, made some progress, toward achieving his goal expressed in his famous ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Columns

Since the restrictions on dine-in services were lifted on Jan. 11, how often have you gone out to eat?

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

A bit of normalcy THUMBS UP: People are actually going into local restaurants, sitting down and eating meals. Patrons are enjoying a beverage at their local bar. At the Lyric 3, they are sitting down with giant tubs of popcorn to watch the latest Wonder Woman movie. It’s nice to see a bit ...

What I learned so far

Letters

To the editor: I have shared with the readers of The Journal some of my thoughts on what I have learned since the COVID-19 virus invaded our great country. Things that have happened that I added to my list are that some people in our country haven’t learned anything at all. The shootings ...

Blind, complete loyalty

Letters

To the editor: In the first few days after the election I was perplexed by the people who were my friends, classmates, family, and shipmates who continued to spread lies and disinformation about the election results, parroting the lies and disinformation of Donald Trump. Not since pre-World ...

Iran deal

Letters

To the editor: We should write to President Biden that if he concludes a nuclear agreement with Iran or North Korea, he must not repeat the fatal flaw of the first Iran deal: It imposed a waiting period for the inspection of suspected sites. This would have allowed them to move the materials ...

Vaccinations depend on supplies

Editorials

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced an expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination eligibility rules. The state is going to allow hospitals and health care systems to vaccinate a broader category of Minnesotans. This would include people who are not frontline health care workers, but who ...

Refreshing headline

Letters

To the editor: What a refreshing headline in The Journal on January 14 —- MLC Athletic Center . . .! I looked back and this was the first time since December 26-27 (18 days) that The Journal and AP featured something besides a Trump bashing in their headliner article. This, in addition to ...

Where to now?

Editorials

The U.S. House of Representatives made Donald J. Trump the first U.S. president ever to be impeached twice on Wednesday. There’s little chance that Trump, as a result, will be removed from office one second earlier than his allotted time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he ...

The most ludicrous senator

Editorials

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled 117th Congress will benefit from what freshman Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., did at the end of the 116th. It and Hawley will soon recede into the mists of memory, but this should be remembered: Before Hawley immolated his brief political career ...

A silent protest no more

Letters

To the editor: I feel I need to speak out about the Covid 19 Pandemic and the Government mandates we are being made to follow. By the numbers from the CDC website dated: 1/2/2021 for the 10 months of the Pandemic: Redwood County Population -15,170 Known cases of Covid 19 - 1,308 ...

Regarding “Lack of Trust”

Letters

To the editor: A virus that kills almost 2 million people worldwide, almost 400,000 in USA and 5,528 in Minnesota is NOT a flu-ike virus. It is a health emergency. This is why some states, for safety of citizens, rightfully changed some of election rules/laws. There is no reason to spend ...

Getting ready

Editorials

State governments across the country have been warned by the FBI that militant groups are planning a series of armed protests at their state capitols as inauguration day approaches on Jan. 20. In light of the armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, capitol buildings across the ...

Response to ‘Our View’

Letters

To the editor: After reading “Our View” from Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in The Journal, I had to respond! First, let me say, what happened at the capitol was terrible! “Peaceful” protests are legal, RIOTS ARE NOT! Once lives and property are threatened, it’s called a riot. ...

Maintain caution when dining out

Editorials

The state’s restaurants and bars are reopening this week, with some restrictions yet on how many people can be allowed inside, how many can sit at one table and how far apart they need to be. This relaxation of the COVID-19 closure order does not mean that the disease is no longer a danger. ...

Day In Court

Letters

To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor in The Journal, the writer outright “shamed” 75 (plus) million people who voted for President Trump in the Nov. 3, 2020 presidential election. To the American people, he said, “Shame on you.” To the military troops who serve our country, ...

History

Letters

To the editor: History and math were my favorite subjects in school. You can learn so much from history. History shows us that when America was strong (or great), veterans were in elected positions of power. Look it up. Veterans know the true meaning of sacrifice and teamwork. I vote for ...

Where does his allegiance lie?

Editorials

Hours after the U.S. Capitol was cleared of the Donald Trump-supporting insurrectionists last Wednesday, Congress took up the job the mob had tried to thwart, the verification of the electoral college vote and the declaration of Joe Biden as the president-elect. Sadly, even after the ...

Trump’s legacy

Editorials

The Confederate Flag, for the first time in its existence, was displayed at the United States Capitol Wednesday. Understand the historical significance of that. In a four-year Civil War, one million confederate soldiers, led by arguably the most capable American-born general in the history ...