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Matthew T. Mangino: Prosecutors face off in public quarrels Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now Recently, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara challenged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to dismantle a commission examining public corruption and said his [...]]]> Mark L. Hopkins: Moving on with ‘Obamacare’ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now Later, when we were deciding on a language for our country, the choices came down to German and English. Though the matter was tabled and no vote was actually taken in Congress, there was strong support for making our official language German. (At that [...]]]> To the Editor: Milwaukee Road site in Monte worth saving Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:06 +0000 Reading the article in the Montevideo American-News last week, one might think the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center (MRHC) asked Kevin Wald and Ritalka Inc. to come to the group's aid.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Mr. Wald came to the MRHC to see if there was a possibility of co-locating his business on the property we lease [...]]]>
To the Editor: Save the old YMC courthouse Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:34:56 +0000 River Ramblings..... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:32:59 +0000 Dave Smiglewski Publisher The guitar playing by Jerry and Tom Listul wove a delicate and interesting sound with Dick Kimmel from New Ulm on his mandolin and Graham Sones from Waverly on the banjo.
They were underscored nicely by [...]]]>
With legislative session slipping away, it's time for the Governor and the Senate to show rural leadership Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:26:19 +0000 By Bruce Ahlgren and Tom Stiehm Time is quickly running out. With hot-button issues such as minimum wage, school bullying and funding for the new Senate office building out of the way, we urge the Governor and Senate to turn their attention to the needs of Greater Minnesota.
The members of the House have already [...]]]>
Kathy's Conundrums Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:13 +0000 Kathy Velde This week I have been faced with conundrums – situations – that I believe can only have conjectural answers.
My first conundrum: Why is it so cold out this week? Why are the weather people forecasting snow in mid-April?
The only answer I can come up with is that somebody up there hates me!
My second conundrum revolves around some stories I have heard about recent medical care decisions. I want to be upfront and honest. I only [...]]]>
Granlund cartoon: Distracted driver awareness Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:24:26 +0000 Granlund cartoon: How tax assessors view your home Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:30:31 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Boston Marathon 2014 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:43:51 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino: Street law - a resurgence of vigilante justice Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now The mob attack is an example of "vigilante justice"—the actions of a group of people who claim to enforce the law but lack the legal authority to [...]]]> Granlund cartoon: Equal pay for equal work Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:33:01 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Plastic bag ban Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:45:14 +0000 Michelle Teheux: Is there such a thing as American exceptionalism? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:41:54 +0000 By Michelle Teheux More Content Now It's ironic that we Americans do hold ourselves in great regard, even as we complain about all the things we believe are wrong in our country. To hear us tell it, we're the greatest ever, even though our government is corrupt and incompetent, our corporations are greedy, our workers are lazy and the rich are sucking up ill-gotten gains.
We are the greatest country in [...]]]>
Granlund cartoon: Windows XP support ends Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:31:43 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Ukraine undermined Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:21:44 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Mickey Rooney tribute Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:22:07 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Letterman retiring Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:39:09 +0000