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Editorials

School resource officers needed in schools, not choke holds

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison provided needed clarity last week about what measures school resource officers (SROs) are allowed to use to restrain unruly students. His briefing is the latest state effort to reassure officers and schools that they will not be prosecuted for using ...

Looking to future of educational success

The recent release of 2023 statewide school testing scores reveals some bright and dim spots for Southwest Minnesota public schools. Since the last testing cycle students have made gains in math scores, and reading scores have improved for English language learners. But testing scores in ...

Powell and the Fed’s plan to stay the course on anti-inflation

Investors these days parse Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s every remark for any sign the pain of higher interest rates will end soon. He disappointed them again Friday in his annual speech at a central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which is much to the good. “Although ...

Festival season begins in the city of festivals

Bavarian Blast starts Thursday, but it is also the kickoff for a season worth of festivals and events. For the next few months, New Ulm will either be celebrating a festival or be a few days away from the next city event. Most towns and cities have a local festival to celebrate the community, ...

Saudi Arabia’s rehabilitation

The journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. The CIA subsequently concluded that this was ordered by the kingdom’s crown prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, though he denies it. The murder was so ...