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October 27, 2016
Colonize Mars? I'd rather have a Mars bar
At one time the sky was the limit. Then in July of 1969, we put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon some 239,000 miles away. Then by the end of 1972, 10 more astronauts followed. The cost of that Apollo Moon Program was $25.4 billion in 1972 dollars, or about $200 billion...
October 27, 2016 - 10:38am
October 26, 2016
Forget common sense, elect candidates with good sense
It always amazes me, when election time rolls around, how many people who have "common sense" come out of the woodwork. It doesn't appear to be exclusive to one party. Liberals, Conservatives, Libertarians, and Green Party candidates all appear to have "common sense" even though they...
October 26, 2016 - 8:54am
October 23, 2016
Toxic Trump? For first time in more than 50 years, Forum Communications declines to endorse Republican nominee
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 23, 2016 - 8:40am
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
Minnesotans, who have had to endure all of Donald Trump's fantasies and falsehoods in this election, should note the similarities in Minnesota Speaker Kurt Daudt's recent comments around the state and in other media. Correcting all of its inaccuracies would require several pages....
October 23, 2016 - 6:58am
October 22, 2016
Constitutional Amendment will be on the ballot on Nov. 8.
The Minnesota Board to Set State Legislative Salaries, Amendment 1 will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. I challenge you to read the proposed amendment, think how you might vote and then continue reading about what this really...
October 22, 2016 - 12:53pm
Buboltz' say Skoe, Eken and Marquart are strong leaders for this area
Well-funded groups, which do not identify themselves very clearly, are trying to oust our strong leaders from our area, Sen. Skoe, Sen. Eken and Rep. Paul Marquart. These three consistently have demonstrated strong leadership for our area. In Minnesota it is as much about the suburbs...
October 22, 2016 - 7:04am
October 21, 2016
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
If you live on the Atlantic coast in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or North Carolina, there are two words you dread hearing. The first is hurricane. But there will be a hurricane whether you like it or not. No decision about that. The second dreaded word is evacuate. Now the wind...
October 21, 2016 - 8:42am
October 19, 2016
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
I understand why Donald Trump is bringing up Bill Clinton's past indiscretions—but I don't understand how Trump can relate it to Hillary or how it could possibly reflect on her character. I admire her for staying with her husband and keeping her family together. Forgiveness...
October 19, 2016 - 8:28am
Free press group: 'Trump presidency represents threat to press freedom unknown in modern history'
In an unprecedented move, the Committee to Protect Journalists is warning that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a threat to press freedom. In response to Trump's threats and vilification of the media during his campaign, the chairman of CPJ's board, Sandra Mims Rowe, issued...
October 19, 2016 - 8:26am
October 16, 2016
Thanks to newspaper for Toast of Tamarac publicity
The Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge would like to express our wholehearted thanks to the DL Newspapers as well as our entire community for their support of our fall events. A Toast to Tamarac was a successful fundraiser for Friends of Tamarac in large part due to the articles...
October 16, 2016 - 3:30pm
October 15, 2016
Minnesota mayors: Let's support candidates who will deliver results
Let's not mince words: Minnesota's 2016 legislative session was, by and large, a massive failure. Political posturing led to the demise of the transportation bill and bonding bill, while a typo that would have cost the state $100 million compelled Gov. Dayton to veto an otherwise...
October 15, 2016 - 12:32pm
Railroad Retirement Act
I am addressing this article to all railroad workers, retirees, widows, widowers' and dependents who are covered under the Railroad Retirement Act. In 2001, on the floor of the HOuse of Representatives than Congressman Mike Pence, R-IN voted against the Railroad Retirement and Survivors...
October 15, 2016 - 10:19am
October 14, 2016
Republican leader: Soaring MNsure costs putting Minnesota families in a bind
Minnesota is facing a health care crisis. Hundreds of thousands of families will see health insurance costs increase by 50 percent or more next year. Thousands more will lose their plan or access to their doctor through no fault of their own. Greater Minnesota is hit especially hard;...
October 14, 2016 - 5:32pm
October 12, 2016
Trump and Clinton: The answers are not with them, they're with us
You know that feeling you get after eating a gray-looking piece of chicken that makes you chew a little slower because you're pretty sure you shouldn't be swallowing it? That's the same feeling many walked away with Sunday night after watching the second presidential debate. Something...
October 12, 2016 - 9:28am
Kyle Braaten will do a great job on DL City Council
If you are standing in the voting booth on Nov. 8 and flipping a coin on your city council representative, please consider voting for Kyle Braaten. I hardly ever get into politics as a general rule. But, Kyle is just so made for this position that I felt I had to get the word out...
October 12, 2016 - 9:25am