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March 20, 2015
Lee H. Hamilton: Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all
After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the national debt,” Senate Majority...
March 20, 2015 - 2:22pm
Other Opinions: Health bills make sense
Forum News Service has a reporter, Don Davis, at the state Capitol covering political issues and he provided stories this week on legislation that, in our view, make sense. The proposals address health issues, which although unrelated, would bode well for our region. Several mental...
March 20, 2015 - 2:21pm
March 14, 2015
Make immigration reform a high priority
Max Villatoro was a young man when he arrived in the United States in 1995. Two decades later he is a pastor in Iowa City, married and the father of four children. They range in age from 7 to 15 and are all U.S. citizens. He has been described by fellow clergy as a “person of great...
March 14, 2015 - 5:40am
March 12, 2015
How to stop identity thieves
Identity theft is not one of the big city problems. It happens in our area all too often. One big reason is because the Internet is providing identity thieves with another window of opportunity that knows no physical boundaries. But there are ways to shut that window. The Minnesota...
March 12, 2015 - 5:45am
March 8, 2015
Increased LGA a wise investment in rural cities
It’s time to give cities in Greater Minnesota their due. State funding for cities — local government aid (LGA) — has been frozen and cut since the early 2000s until it was increased in 2013. And now, a new bipartisan legislative proposal would finally restore LGA to its 2002...
March 8, 2015 - 5:00am
March 1, 2015
Do your part to stop pest, AIS invasions
If we’re not careful, harmful insects and plants could leave scars on Minnesota’s environment. That’s the message from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) during National Invasive Species Awareness Week, which runs February 22-28. The awareness event strives...
March 1, 2015 - 5:00am
February 21, 2015
Time is running out for farmers, ranchers to sign up for CSP
Time is running out for farmers and ranchers that want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year. February 27th is the deadline for the 2015 round. Producers should visit their local NRCS office before that date to initiate the application process. The...
February 21, 2015 - 6:00am
February 19, 2015
Time to end worker poverty
Working people should not be trapped in poverty. This was part of the social contract America made with its people eighty years ago in the New Deal: Workers will receive a minimum wage. It may not be enough to make you rich, but you will have enough to afford necessities for your...
February 19, 2015 - 5:45am
February 14, 2015
Clean Minnesota lakes well worth the investment
There’s mixed news on a topic that’s near and dear to our area: clean lakes. As reported in a front-page Star Tribune story, keeping Minnesota lakes clean is hugely expensive. Over the next 20 years, the state will spend an estimated $2.5 billion from the 2008 Legacy Amendment...
February 14, 2015 - 5:50am
January 25, 2015
Peterson: Let Minnesota control wolf population
I have concerns on the recent U.S. District Court’s decision to reinstate gray wolves under the protections of the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota. I urge the Department of the Interior to appeal this decision so Minnesota can return to successfully managing our robust gray...
January 25, 2015 - 7:00am
January 17, 2015
Herbicide- tolerant crop approvals need to stop
Jan 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the sale and planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. This approval follows that of 2, 4-D tolerant soybeans and corn, billed as the next generation of herbicide-tolerant crops to tackle...
January 17, 2015 - 11:30am
January 15, 2015
This ‘traffic’ needs to stop
While the Oil Patch in western North Dakota may seem a world away, it is, in fact, a lot closer than you think. Traveling by car, Williston, N.D., is only seven hours from Bemidji. Minot, N.D., on the edge of the boom, is just more than five hours away. That oil boom in the...
January 15, 2015 - 6:30am
January 11, 2015
How to ease labor shortages: Raise pay
Years ago, a talk-radio host found a way to silence complaints about a slow housing market, then and forever. The caller was fretting about how long his home had been on the market. But the host interrupted: “Look,” he said. “Let’s say you put your house on the market for...
January 11, 2015 - 9:00am
January 2, 2015
Other Opinions: Area waters at risk with oil pipeline
BY WINONA LADUKE Guest Columnist What started as 375,000 barrels per day crossing by Rice Lake and the Mississippi headwaters, is now almost 1.5 million barrels per day proposed oil in the Enbridge lines. As well, Enbridge proposes to abandon a rusting line and leave it, in the...
January 2, 2015 - 12:37pm
October 11, 2014
The holy land and the caliphate
“Even differences prove helpful where there is tolerance, charity and truth.” Mahtma Gandhi (Founder of Non-violence 1869-1948) “Take down those fences,” between Palestine and Israel, reminds us of President Ronald Reagan’s 1989 Berlin famous dictum, “Mr. Gorbachev,...
October 11, 2014 - 11:00am