Minnesotans should be pleased that its divided government came up with relief measures for the COVID-19 pandemic quickly. They should not welcome the secrecy in which the $330 million measure was created.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump let loose of the unrealistic story line that the country and its economy could be quickly up and running again.
It was heartening to see Mankato area public bodies adhering to the Open Meeting Law when it comes to putting proper procedures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on public meetings.
The United States held a presidential election during World War II. It held one during the Civil War. It held an off-year election during the worst of the influenza pandemic in 1918.
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday asked Minnesotans to “shelter in place” for two weeks. This will achieve key public health goals to treat those who get sick and make sure a wave of sickness doesn’t overwhelm hospital capacity.
Experts in the medical and public health policy communities have been discussing a plan to consider something short of the nuclear option when it comes to balancing health safety and economic risk in the COVID-19 outbreak.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that President Donald Trump would turn to blaming others as he tries to deflect criticism of why in 2018 he disbanded the White House office that prepared for pandemics like COVID-19 or why he initially dismissed the coronavirus’ arrival in the United States.
Efforts in Minnesota and Washington D.C. to support and stabilize the U.S. economy have started in the right direction with most of the money going to workers who are consumers that make up 70 percent of the economy.
Last week the schools were shut down. Then the bars and restaurants could only provide take out or delivery. Many other “personal accommodation” businesses, such as hair salons and spas, were also ordered to close.
A new term for most of us is already a part of our daily lexicon. Social distancing is here to stay, and by now we all know as we watch coronavirus numbers climb that adopting the practice is for very good reason.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it for as long as it takes: Get your news from credible news sources, especially for stories as serious as the coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything most have seen before. A novel virus, sometimes mixed messages to the public, a measure of fear and above all uncertainty.
Would Minnesotans spend $53 million a year to save part of $3.3 billion in health-care costs related to smoking, vaping and other tobacco related diseases?
Two things will get us through the coronavirus pandemic: Transparency from government and health-care officials and reasonableness, caution and good hygiene from everyone else.
A bipartisan plan to encourage cities to adjust zoning and other rules to encourage construction and development of more affordable housing represents an important piece of the state effort to solve an intractable problem.
Call it normal growing pains for our Mayberry-esque towns. Call it a resolution to agree to disagree. Call it a tiff over TIF.
Looking around the Mankato area recently, it appears the handshake is still alive and well, but increasingly people wonder if it’s a wise thing to do amid coronavirus worries.
Quit your whinin’ is our reaction to some of the Winona residents who don’t think a complete picture of their city was portrayed in the Super Bowl commercial featuring Winona Ryder lying in the snow under a Winona sign.
Finally. The chances of making the last stretch of Highway 14 from Rochester to New Ulm a four-lane seemed bleak with the Nicollet-to-New Ulm segment not on the state’s construction plan in the next 20 years at least. But last week Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota Department of Transportation Com…
The Apple smartphone you may be carrying has a host of high-tech parts, many of which can and do sometimes break. When they do, you are usually forced to take your property to an Apple store where you have to pay whatever they demand or replace your device with a new one.
The COVID-19 virus foments enough fear in its own right. The fear is worsend by a government response that seems aimed at political spin and uninformed containment processes.
Volatile state revenues and an uncertain national economy dictate state leaders be cautious with the newly announced $1.5 billion budget surplus.
For most people the only real thought they give to their water softener is when they’re carrying a heavy bag of salt to it or when it dies and they’re forced to shop for a new one.
Our nation’s capital offers a rich variety of museums that appeal to multiple interests, including art, air and space, U.S. history, native peoples history and culture, as well as the newest building focused on African American history and culture.
A plan that calls for adding another sheet of ice to All Seasons Arena seems both reasonable and affordable and would likely make a big difference for supporting youth recreation, hockey and skating in the region.
If the Minnesota Republican Party feels a need to continue playing the big city-bad, small town-good narrative, Minnesotans got a good dose of it Monday.
One of the genuine strengths of this nation’s economic system is that we have managed over the past century-plus to insulate monetary and banking policy from the political winds.
A lot of Minnesota high school students have been shortchanged by their own school administrators who should get a failing grade for not providing accurate, up-to-date and complete information about the Postsecondary Enrollment Options or PSEO program.
A hard-working, forthright, intelligent senator from the Midwest got just what she needed for national recognition in the presidential primary: People of an East Coast state who paid attention.
Thumbs up to Blue Earth County’s plan to complete two trail segments in Mankato by 2021. Construction of the sections along Stoltzman Road and Victory Drive will improve safety for non-motorized travelers.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That warning from Lord Acton echoes loudly today as President Donald Trump enjoys the knowledge that the Senate will not restrain him.
There’s a lot to dislike about President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2021. Liberal and conservative interest groups each could throw darts at a board and find something to criticize.
Loan sharks have long been around, loaning money to desperate people at exorbitant interest rates. Those mob-related sharks, operating outside the law, used the threat of violence if not paid back.
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- Bar stayed open in spite of closure order, charges allege
- Charges: Med-seeking patient threatened Mankato clinic
- Mankato hospital patient charged with threatening nurse
- List of essential jobs and when you can leave home
- How — and when — does this come to an end?
- Update: COVID-19 Minnesota deaths rise to nine; 47 cases in Mankato region
- Tree trimmer died of natural causes, police say
- Update: Coronavirus deaths go to four; Mankato area cases up to 41
- Motorcyclist killed in crash north of Mankato