×

Editorials

Impeachment seems doomed to failure

The impeachment process is rolling along in Congress. On Thursday the Democrat-controlled House approved a resolution setting rules for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The House was split on party lines, with only two Democrats siding with all the Republicans to oppose the ...

ISIS down but not out

It is doubtful that ISIS — the Islamic State terrorist organization — was without a leader for more than a few hours after its former head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died by his own hand rather than be captured in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria. ISIS already had a succession plan in place ...

DHS due for major overhaul

The Department of Human Services is Minnesota’s largest and most convoluted state agency. The results of a legislative auditor’s office investigation, released Tuesday, indicate is is also due for a major overhaul, top to bottom. The investigation found “troubling dysfunction” at DHS ...

When will our Hwy. 14 groundbreaking be?

A groundbreaking is to be held on Friday for the project to expand Highway 14 to four lanes between Owatonna and Dodge Center. It is a $12.5, $108 million project that will complete the four-lane expansion between Mankato and Rochester. That’s nice. But we want to know when the ...

Youth and vaping

The 2019 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) added a new set of questions this year, inquiring about students’ use of and attitudes toward e-cigarettes and vaping. The survey is administered every three years to students across Minnesota, in grades five, eight, nine and 11. It’s a completely ...

Thumbs Up/Down

A real legend THUMBS UP: It is a tribute to Dr. Marc Burkhart’s contributions to medicine in New Um that when he retired this year after 33 years as an obstetrician/gynecologist the New Ulm Medical Center recruited two OB/GYNs to replace him. On Thursday, the NUMC presented him with its ...