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Man of 1,000 voices
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August 20, 2016
Media needs to act responsibly
The democratic process is about bridging differences. Properly done, journalism can help consensus emerge, improve the knowledge and judgment of voters, and sharpen the performance of public officials and government as a whole. Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining...
August 20, 2016 - 5:00am
August 16, 2016
The world is run by those who show up
Cheers to those civic minded Becker County residents who sacrificed part of a beautiful August day to vote in the Primary Election on Aug. 9. Of the 17,854 registered voters in Becker County, 1,110 of them cast ballots, a turnout rate of a little over 6 percent. Those Becker County...
August 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
June 17, 2015
Was special session good for Greater Minnesota?
The special session may have ended, but was it very special for Greater Minnesota? While many of the rural Minnesota projects may not get the funding they deserve, one of the biggest “wins” is considered that of funding for rural Minnesota nursing homes. An additional $138...
June 17, 2015 - 11:38am
January 2, 2015
Record editorial: Student debt is being abused
If Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has her way, the Legislature will update state law to better protect students from aggressive enrollments by for-profit college corporations. She says student loan borrowers too often get a nasty lesson in frustration when dealing with servicing...
January 2, 2015 - 12:35pm
March 6, 2013
Tribune Editorial: Medicare should cover prevention
Cheers to U.S. Sen. Al Franken for a bipartisan proposal that could save the federal Medicare program billions of dollars by allowing millions of beneficiaries to take part in a proven diabetes-prevention program. Co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Jay Rockefeller...
March 6, 2013 - 12:04pm
October 12, 2012
Take steps to avoid house fires
Furnaces and space heaters have come on as the temperature has dropped into the 30s at night, and this is the time of year that house fires pose a danger. Have your furnace and heating appliances checked this time every year, and follow this advice from the Insurance Institute...
October 12, 2012 - 8:57pm
July 18, 2012
Minn. senators doing a good job
Minnesota's senators keep busy trying to pass or improve legislation improving the lives of ordinary people. Some examples (out of a great many): Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's legislation to protect seniors from neglect or abuse by court-appointed guardians passed the U.S. Senate...
July 18, 2012 - 11:43am
July 13, 2012
Food Pantry needs cash donations
Jeers to the officials at Penn State who failed to protect children from being victimized. That so many appeared to have their priorities so misplaced just shows how difficult it can be to do the right thing -- and how easy it is to circle the wagons and protect an institution rather...
July 13, 2012 - 2:25pm
July 11, 2012
Jeers to Ritchie on Voter ID law
It's been a good week for Minnesota Sen.
July 11, 2012 - 12:18pm
July 6, 2012
Drug courts proving their value
Drug courts work. For years, Judge Robert Rancourt of Chisago County, a leader in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, has come to the State Capitol with that message about the specialized courts that offer willing nonviolent drug offenders an alternative to prison. For...
July 6, 2012 - 4:14pm
May 11, 2012
Guest editorial: Rural post offices catch a break
This one's worth delivering overnight: Put an Express Mail stamp on the Postal Service's latest plan, and drop it off at the nearest post office. Which, it looks like, will be kept open after all, thanks to the promising new plan. The Postal Service came up with a creative and...
May 11, 2012 - 3:58pm
May 4, 2012
Guest editorial: No, the government won't get out of higher education
So, with student-loan debts skyrocketing, why doesn't the government just get out of the business of subsidizing college students? After all, by funneling grants and loans to students -- more loans than grants these days, but that's another editorial -- the government drives up...
May 4, 2012 - 5:13pm
April 9, 2012
Metro casino plan a good bet
Minnesota politicians should get their heads out of the sand and take a closer look at a sweetened proposal by the White Earth Nation to build a metro-area casino. White Earth now proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a...
April 9, 2012 - 12:06pm
March 30, 2012
Partisanship disqualifies Voter ID
One of the U.S. Constitution's great strengths is the fact that amending the document is so difficult. The usual process demands the approval of 2/3 of both houses of Congress and 3/4 of the states. That has kept the U.S. government's founding document remarkably compact. Much more...
March 30, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 16, 2012
Wild weather is no coincidence
Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? Stop a minute while you're basking in the sun to think about this: A new report finds that 4 out of 5 Minnesotans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. Becker County is a three-time loser --...
March 16, 2012 - 4:14pm