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Opinion

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 ...

Hypocrisy!

Letters

To the editor: Where was the outrage by the Democrats, liberals, and mainstream media over the rioting by BLM, Antifa, etc. last spring and summer? Now that high-ranking politicians actually felt personally endangered, they seem alarmed. But only because they can blame Trump supporters, or ...

Shame!

Letters

To the editor: After the events of Jan.6 in the National Capital I cannot and will not remain silent. Make no mistake about it, the President of the United States, in an act of insurrection, incited his followers to carry out the seditious acts that occurred. All of those involved must be ...

Lack of trust

Letters

To the editor: A few quick thoughts on the events in Washington DC on Jan. 6. This whole mess started because Government was able to instill enough fear of a flu-like virus in our people that we would accept drastic changes in our election process. Changes never before seen, or even tested, ...

Eagle Update: All about ECFE

Columns

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Eagles Preschool are Community Education programs that offer programming for children and their families from birth to kindergarten. Our ECFE program held both in-person and virtual parent-child classes for families this fall. We offered four ...

Congressional courage

Editorials

Following the most harrowing day in our government’s history since the British burned the White House during the War of 1812, Congress returned immediately to work Wednesday night once the U.S. Capitol’s corridors were cleared of insurrectionists. Debating throughout the night, they did ...

Weeds: Turn off the farm payment tap

Columns

(I completed this Wednesday morning. The events of that afternoon give everything a “before and after” quality, so we delayed running it. Pictures from the Capitol were the type we have seen of places far away or long ago, places where society has broken down. To see them here is beyond ...

An attack on democracy

Editorials

President Donald Trump's frustrated and frantic efforts to nullify the results of the 2020 election resulted in a mob scene at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Hordes of protestors waving Trump banners along with American flags pushed up to, and into, the Capitol, disrupting Congress as it was ...

Treason!

Letters

To the editor: I respect freedom of what people believe. I may not agree with it, but I accept that. However, this is treason! It is time for all of us, whether you voted for Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, independent, or others to wake up, come to our knees to pray, and rebuke and ...

Thoughts, questions and comments

Letters

To the editor: Thanks to The Journal for printing the commentaries of Walter Williams. Liberty and I will miss his wisdom, insight and common sense. May I suggest Bob Woodson as his replacement. From, The Journal’s “History” column August 29, 2020: One Year ago: Authorities in ...

Reopen restaurants, but be careful

Editorials

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce a relaxation of the order closing restaurants and bars to combat the spread of COVID-19. We welcome that news, and hope local establishments and their employees will be able to come back from the economic woes the closure in November have forced on ...

Supporting the military in the time of COVID

Letters

To the editor, Growing up I was taught how Important It Is to support the men and women who serve in the armed forces. I was taught to recognize and respect the sacrifice made to uphold the freedoms we enjoy as a country. Throughout the history of our great nation we have called upon these ...

Peace, prosperity and freedom already lost

Letters

To the editor: The 12-31-2020 letter ‘The election: A Christian perspective’ lamented that Trump lost, and that: “…America’s days of peace, prosperity and freedom may be a thing of the past.” I submit that those attributes would still have been lost even if Trump won. Pat ...

Congress should live up to its oath

Editorials

Members of Congress take an oath when they are elected to office that starts out, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...” All newly elected and returning members of Congress took this oath on ...

Another Christian perspective

Letters

To the editor: In response to, “The election: A Christian perspective:” Dear fellow Christian, a gentle reminder that Christ does not choose leaders or vote in elections. In fact, there is no campaign that Jesus endorses, ever. There has been no evidence of election fraud during this ...

Hard to read all that anti-Trump propaganda

Letters

To the editor: It was extremely hard to read The Journal of Dec. 26-27, with all of its anti-Trump false rhetoric and propaganda. When is someone going to start fact-checking the Associated Press and syndicated editorials’ biased stories and remarks? Even the comic on the editorial page was ...