Simone Biles came to the Tokyo Olympics with nothing to prove as a gymnast. She was already widely acclaimed as the greatest the sport had ever seen.
After 15 years of study and some 90 reports, researchers have unearthed solutions to cleaning up the Le Sueur River and its tributaries. For so long, scientific disagreements or political divides made solutions elusive.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland last week ensured the Justice Department would stop spying on journalists, something Congress should enshrine in law.
An evidence-based discipline like K-12 education should generally not be shaped by politics where evidence is sparse, but in a democracy we must accept that bodies such as school boards are necessary and prudent.
Outstate Minnesota was not forgotten in the final decisions of the Minnesota Legislature as investments will flow into child care, broadband, meat packing and some regulations will be eased for farmers.
Thumbs up to the Mankato MoonDogs and the Northwoods League for their efforts in putting on the Northwoods League All-Star game in Mankato at ISG Field.
It’s troubling the gathering of evidence on the biggest threat to the U.S. Capitol in recent history has been turned into a partisan cacophony.
We applaud Mankato Area Public Schools Board for its recent 5-1 decision to adopt an equity checklist for funding and policy decisions that also supports its new mission and vision statements advocating inclusivity.
As the messy debate about voting rights continues across the country, Minnesotans can collectively sigh in relief that one new measure having to do with voting makes straightforward Midwestern sense.
While Minnesota legislators deserve a grade of A when it comes to school funding, school boards across the state should do their homework to not only make schools whole from pandemic cuts but also look for ways to improve and innovate.
A push to restrict housing density in the North End neighborhood near Tourtellotte Park as developers look to build affordable housing stands as an unwarranted and unwise idea.
A bureaucratic proposal to revert 144 “metropolitan statistical areas” to “micropolitan” status predictably ran aground on the rocks of politics.
On the surface, an audit of state COVID procedures sounds like a good idea, but it would be a massive undertaking and one that should not be driven by political considerations.
International corporate tax rules were established a century ago with the good intentions of protecting multinational companies from being gouged by unscrupulous countries and being hit with double taxation.
Minnesota has attained a horrible but necessary achievement: The state is taking the lead in putting a stop to the murder and disappearance of Indigenous women.
Under an executive order issued Friday by President Joe Biden, the monopolistic shipping industry couldn’t charge businesses exorbitant rates to export their products.
Assessing the accomplishments of the Minnesota Legislature offers a glimmer of hope for continued bipartisanship, but it’s a fragile relationship that could easily turn south.
Conservative governors have rightly sent out a warning signal to their highly unvaccinated followers to get the vaccine before hospitals fill, businesses have to shut down and people die.
May North Carolina’s lawsuit settlement be a promise of good things on the horizon when it comes to extinguishing the campaign to attract youth to vaping.
As the pandemic wanes and political fires die down, on this Independence Day it’s worth reflecting on the founding principles and events that have held us together as Americans for nearly 250 years.
Thumbs up to the city of Mankato and its public safety department for a new online dashboard providing information on crime and public safety operations as well information on department policies and accountability.
Let’s hope the compromise deal between Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Tim Walz to settle the state budget and other critical matters becomes a model going forward.
The city of Mankato has taken another step in a positive direction in public safety reform by proposing to purchase body cameras for its officers.
The agreement between Republican and Democrat senators to an infrastructure plan will provide badly needed improvements to transportation and other infrastructure and shows that there is still room for compromise in Congress.
A push to broaden media and public access to Minnesota criminal court proceedings has long been an uphill battle by First Amendment advocates, but it now appears Minnesota court leaders are seeing the value of transparency.
An outbreak of a more contagious coronavirus variant in Missouri shows how low vaccination rates and lax mitigation can give fuel to reigniting the pandemic.
We’re glad to see bipartisan progress on various police reform proposals at the Legislature, and the long-overdue decision to supply the State Patrol with body cameras.
Proposed federal legislation to close the digital divide has renewed interest after the pandemic laid bare the problems of uneven internet access.
Although pitchforks and clubs may not be in plain sight during stops of the Raise Our Standards tour, an undercurrent of the angry mob is alive and well.
It should be unsettling to Minnesotans when one political party wants more control over telling the state’s history.
Thumbs up to the Le Sueur-Henderson girls softball team, parents, coaches and fans for their thrilling state championship victory over St. Charles on Wednesday.
Thursday’s U. S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act on procedural grounds paves the way for sustaining affordable health care for millions of Americans and cementing the idea that health care is a right provided by the people and for the people.
Vermont says more than 80 percent of its eligible residents have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. New York has topped 70 percent.
A person living in her car in Minneapolis bought 47 guns. She sold some to criminals who committed crimes and only by chance and luck was she caught and arrested.
Donald Trump has been out of office and largely silent the past six months, but the extent of his abuse of power for personal and political gain continues to come to light.
More children will likely be enrolled in summer school this year than usual because the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in many students’ routines, affecting them academically as well as socially.
An alarming increase in fatal drug overdoses in the Mankato region calls for a community response to raise awareness of the problem, educate young people and support and increase public safety and medical resources.
Thumbs up to all the students, parents, teachers and school administrators who helped the class of 2020 endure an end of school year pandemic and still graduate at rates that were steady or in some cases even better than the year before.
It’s good to see bipartisan support for a legislative proposal to have the state help local police departments fund body cameras. Now political leadership must get on board.
George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day 2020. His death, following as it did other police killings of Black men, triggered a civic convulsion in Minneapolis and elsewhere that continues to roil.
As Minnesota political leaders implement Government Secrecy 2.0 with closed door negotiations on the state budget, we urge them to make available to the public records of emails, correspondence and conversations in a way that the people can know what went down, even if it’s after the fact.
Marilyn M. Rieff, age 90, of North Mankato, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Arrangements are pending with Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato. www.mankatomortuary.com
Celebration of Life Saturday August 7th 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Pavilion at Minnesota Square Park 1000 S Minnesota Ave St Peter MN 56082 Lunch will be provided Sue passed away March 27, 2021
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