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Shutdown inevitable; worse may be in store

October 2, 2013 Congress’ failure to agree on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government’s operations on Monday has led to the shutdown that seemed more inevitable the closer the deadline came. more »»

Weeds: The old homesteads

October 2, 2013 For some years, I’ve had a part time job with the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association. Most of what I do is inspect fields that are producing various types of seed. more »»

Good news for school district coffers

October 1, 2013 The state of Minnesota is almost square with its school districts, Gov. Mark Dayton and other state officials reported on Monday. By the end of Fiscal Year 2013, the state has repaid nearly $2. more »»

Eagle Update

October 1, 2013 One month of the school year is complete. Students are in routines and our staff has had a chance to get to know their students. more »»

Government can’t meet its own schedule

September 29, 2013 Admissions from President Barak Obama's administration that it isn't really ready to roll out the new national health insurance program have become regular occurrences. By Ja. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

September 28, 2013 Brodkorb settlement THUMBS UP: It is good to learn that the wrongful termination lawsuit former Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb brought against the Senate has been settled, and at the... more »»

Budget battle

September 27, 2013 A government shutdown on Tuesday is still a very strong possibility. more »»

Hwy. 14 is indeed a ‘Corridor of Commerce’

September 26, 2013 It’s no secret that good roads are essential for economic and commercial success. more »»

Approach Iran with caution

September 25, 2013 Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, is a moderate compared to his predecessor, Mahmoud Amadinejad. more »»

Obama energy plan is huge new tax

September 23, 2013 More than two centuries ago, Americans fought a War of Independence in large measure because our ancestors would not submit to taxation without representation. more »»

Another power struggle in D.C.

September 22, 2013 The American public cannot be blamed these days for feeling like villagers caught between two armies, each aiming their cannons at the other with the village right in the line of fire. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

September 21, 2013 What about Minnesota River? THUNBS DOWN: Congress seems ready to close down the Upper St. Anthony Lock on the Mississippi River to try to keep Asian carp from spreading farther north. more »»

Katrina victims still waiting for money

September 20, 2013 No one ought to go through the devastation suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf States when Hurricane Katrina hit there in August 2005. more »»

Focus on the shooters

September 19, 2013 The slaughter of 12 people (and the death of their shooter) at the Washington Navy Yard this week has raised more questions about guns, who gets them, and how we can keep them out of the hands of... more »»

Anti-bullying policies must be effective

September 18, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

Weeds: Always hard to say goodbye

September 18, 2013 On Thursday, September 5, at 2 a.m. Eileen Ruff passed away at Sleepy Eye Hospital. Eileen was my mother-in-law, and she was the last grandparent my children had. more »»

Only Coach Kill should make health decisions

September 17, 2013 University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill suffered another epileptic seizure during a Gopher football game on Saturday, creating another stir about whether his health compromises his ability... more »»

Eagle Update: Activities

September 17, 2013 By Chad Eischens ISD 88 Activities Director The fall season at New Ulm High School is more than new shoes, crisp morning air and Friday night lights. It’s also “participation” season. more »»

Calmer weather stymies eco-warnings

September 16, 2013 You may remember that for a couple of years, severe heat waves, strong hurricanes and vicious tornadoes plagued some regions of the country. more »»

Eagle deaths no problem for Obama

September 15, 2013 If you want to open a coal mine or drill a gas well in an area where certain types of rare fish or other endangered wildlife live, be prepared to be told you will have to change your plan. more »»



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