We support efforts at the Minnesota Legislature to help farmers establish more cover crops as a way to stop runoff into Minnesota’s increasingly impaired waters, including the Minnesota River.
The concept of thinking globally while acting locally is as necessary in slowing the effects of climate change as it is with any other major challenge.
It seems the tone of our local, state and national politics on the pandemic will be with us even as COVID-19 wanes. At best, it’s tiresome. At worst, it’s tragic.
The three-step phase-out of COVID-19 restrictions announced Thursday by Gov. Tim Walz should first be embraced by all Minnesotans as a milestone victory in a deadly battle with a deadly virus.
For the past year “occupancy restrictions” in bars and restaurants were all about state mandates aimed at trying to limit the spread of COVID-19.
America renewed its promise to being a safe haven for refugees around the world when President Joe Biden expanded on Monday the limits for accepting these hard-working immigrants.
When the COVID pandemic began, city councils, county boards, school boards and other public bodies began airing their meetings online, including using Zoom, YouTube, public access television and via phone.
Despite a recent growing interest in pollinators, experienced gardeners from years ago always knew that the more bees and butterflies attracted to their plots, the better their gardens.
When a suburban Wisconsin woman was asked about the state of the country under newly elected President Joe Biden, she responded with: “I’m still exhaling,” a reference to the Trump presidency she said was “exhausting.”
Thumbs up to legislators who provided bipartisan support for a proposal that would “reduce the heat” of some traffic stops like the one that resulted in the death Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center on Easter.
While the Mankato area has made great strides in building up housing stock in single family homes and apartments, recent population growth suggests it won’t be enough.
Minnesota’s vaunted reputation for civic engagement gained luster this week when the Census Bureau released the calculations of how it divvies up the 435 seats in the U.S. House.
A happy dance. A breathtaking vault and the gymnast flashing a white CDC card in response to applause. A car sticker proudly displaying a needle.
We strongly encourage the Minnesota Senate GOP majority to back common-sense policing reforms supported by faith groups, business groups and the public at large.
Recent protests in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis rightly call attention to excessively forceful police tactics, and Gov. Tim Walz has taken more than his share of criticism for Operation Safety Net, the plan to protect property and keep the peace.
It was perhaps fitting that Walter F. Mondale died on the same day and in same city that one of the most momentous trials in the nation’s history went to the jury. As significant a figure as this son of southern Minnesota was — and he was significant — he always seemed overshadowed.
A 2017 assault by four members of the Blue Earth High School football squad against their teammate — he was beaten until unconscious and afterward pressured to keep the secret of his bullies’ behavior — no doubt permanently affected the victim who ended up moving from the community.
Thumbs up to Minnesota State University’s Big Ideas Challenge competition, in which for student entrepreneurs present plans for startup businesses and compete for prize money.
A Brooklyn Center police stop for expired license plate tabs and for an air freshener hanging from a mirror resulted in the killing of Daunte Wright and the resulting civil unrest.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday set a firm deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. It is no coincidence that that date is Sept. 11 — the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks that were effectively launched from that Central Asian nation.
A second tragic police killing in a year should make police reform even more urgent. It also demands more direct action by officials who can make changes to police personnel and policy without the courts or the Legislature.
A renewed focus on conservation programs to convert sensitive farmland to wetlands and grasslands is the best way to provide additional funding for farmers to voluntarily enter programs that restore land and to help fight climate change.
President Joe Biden’s recent plan to take executive action to bring some common sense to gun regulations stands as a small but significant start to attacking the scourge of gun violence.
The city of Evanston, Illinois, has approving a package of reparations for its African American residents in recompense for a legacy of discrimination. It’s an act other governments and organizations should embrace and carry out.
The community vaccination clinic held Tuesday at the civic center in downtown Mankato was an impressively efficient operation, with more than a dozen people inoculated against the coronavirus every 15 minutes — some getting first doses of the Moderna vaccine, some their second.
Those who would twist political debates into culture wars may be losing the battle as longtime conservative constituencies defect to defend their brands in the wake of anti-business positions like voting restrictions.
Few would argue with President Joe Biden’s pledge to ensure there are enough COVID-19 vaccine doses available to get the country to the point the pandemic is under better control as it works to reach the final goal of putting coronavirus behind us.
A new report from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce confirms what our state demographers have been telling us for a long time: Minnesota’s economy needs the immigrant population to succeed.
While President Joe Biden’s opening volley to launch a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan brings some sticker shock, it’s a good start to addressing critical needs that have been eroding American productivity and economic growth for years.
Mankato’s East and West high schools are moving in the right direction as teachers work ethnic studies classes into their future social studies curriculum.
America’s system of checks and balances took stage Thursday as President Joe Biden conducted his first press conference in what many may have seen as a return to normalcy in the relationship between the president and the Fourth Estate.
Thumbs down to Rep. Jeremy Munson, of Lake Crystal, for wasting taxpayer money developing and pursuing a bizarre plan to allow Minnesota counties to secede from Minnesota and join South Dakota or other border states.
The Minnesota Legislature should act quickly to fix a flaw in sexual assault laws in Minnesota that allow rapists to escape charges and victims to go without justice.
Earmarks were once the poster child for wasteful government spending, but now they’re coming back as a way for “We the People” to have a say in their government.
While we applaud the Biden administration’s reversal of inhumane border policies by the last administration, the current administration has mishandled the recent influx of asylum seekers at the border and shrouded its efforts in secrecy.
Horrific attacks on Asian Americans have spiked in the past year, including numerous unprovoked attacks on public streets, many against elderly victims.
Alan Joseph Perrizo, age 87, passed away May 6, 2021 in Mapleton. Funeral services for Alan will be held at 11am on Friday, May 14 at SSPP Catholic Church. Visitation times will be held on Thursday from 4-7pm at Patton Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at church. Burial will take p…
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