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Renew ban on plastic guns

November 21, 2013 Ever since Jules Verne wrote about trips to the moon and submarines that could travel 20,000 leagues under the sea, science fiction has developed a history of becoming science fact. more »»

Time to stop smoking

November 20, 2013 The Brown County Board talked about banning e-cigarettes this week but decided to wait until someone actually determines whether they are a health risk to smokers and to other. more »»

Time to review sex offender program

November 19, 2013 Minnesota, like many other states, has a program that commits dangerous sexual predators, those most likely to offend again, to a state treatment program for sex offenders once their prison terms... more »»

Nominee’s top priority should be security

November 18, 2013 Ask most people what they believe is top priority at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and they are likely to say battling terrorists. more »»

‘Farm’ supports?

November 17, 2013 Though getting government spending under control often is seen as a Democrats vs. Republicans battle, some of the most egregious waste gets bipartisan support. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

November 16, 2013 Good Luck Knights THUMBS UP: Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s football team is heading to the Metrodome on Saturday after advancing in the Class A Minnesota State High School League football tournament. more »»

Corridors of Commerce recognizes Highway 14

November 15, 2013 The state announced the 10 projects included in the $300 million “Corridors of Commerce” bonding program, and it is gratifying that the Highway 14 expansion project will receive up to $73 million in... more »»

Aid to the Philippines

November 14, 2013 Whenever anyone in the world is suffering from a massive natural disaster, Americans are among the first to send aid. That is as it should be. more »»

Aid to the Philippines

November 14, 2013 Whenever anyone in the world is suffering from a massive natural disaster, Americans are among the first to send aid. That is as it should be. more »»

Black Friday creep

November 13, 2013 Black Friday seems to be gaining ground as one of the nation’s leading holidays, right up there with Christmas, New Year’s and Thanksgiving, and second only, perhaps, to Super Bowl Sunday. more »»

Weeds: The wages of sin - a hangover

November 13, 2013 I was at the early Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s in Sleepy Eye. My brain was full of stuff about harvest work and the famil. more »»

Time for football to join the rest of civilized society

November 12, 2013 This nation loves football, especially professional football. But it’s time for this nation to quit excusing a lot of bad, boorish behavior because “that’s football. more »»

Honor veterans with more than ‘thank you’

November 11, 2013 We have come a long way as a nation in our attitude toward our military veterans since the Vietnam era. more »»

Eagle Update: Academic preparation

November 11, 2013 While educators, politicians, and media often focus on student data based on low academics, New Ulm High School remains focused on providing academic opportunities for all student needs. more »»

Apologies aside, ACA needs more time

November 10, 2013 President Obama apologized, sort of, this past week for telling people they could keep their health plans under the new Affordable Care Act, when he knew the rules would force millions of policies t... more »»

Why state needs a farm bill now

November 10, 2013 This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bil. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

November 9, 2013 Synergy on the hill THUMBS UP: There’s a lot of synergy going on up on North Highland Avenue, where construction has begun on Highland Regency House. more »»

Study confirms fears over rural roads

November 8, 2013 The Center for Rural Policy and Development in St. Peter came out with a report on Thursday that doesn’t really surprise us. more »»

Insignificant numbers?

November 7, 2013 Millions of Americans already have received notices that, because of the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance policies they have will not be renewed. more »»

Ranked choice voting experiment

November 6, 2013 Minneapolis was giving ranked choice voting a big test on Tuesday as voters came to the polls to select not just one mayoral candidate out of a field of 35 candidates, but picking their second and... more »»



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