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.
The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s victory over the favored team from the Soviet Union in the “Miracle on Ice” game may be the best remembered sporting event in U.S. history.
Iowa caucus results remained deep in the bowels of glitchy technology 18 hours after the country expected they would be released, and Iowa’s status as the first to report presidential preferences was freshly questioned by national media and others.
When state lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday, they face the usual laundry list of pending legislation and the important task of putting together a bonding bill.
Hey kids, want some fries to go with those mashed potatoes? Under the guise of giving schools more local control, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing rules to roll back some of the federal school meal nutrition standards.
Even if you rejected the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump, you should be concerned about how the constitutional process of checks and balances has been eroded.
The secret ballot has long been the pillar of representative democracy, but that pillar is eroding in Minnesota with the upcoming presidential primary election.
Tragedy times nine: A helicopter ferrying eight passengers and a pilot to a youth basketball game through the Los Angeles County fog flies into a hillside, and none survive.
Republicans in Minnesota released their apparent top priority at an appropriate time just before the Super Bowl. That’s because photo ID for voting legislation is as big a political football as you can get.
California leads the way in many environmental, health and safety initiatives, often setting the example that other states eventually follow.
The double whammy of Trump administration immigration policies and demographic changes is strangling job growth in Minnesota and the nation.
When President Barack Obama and 13 automakers agreed to increase U.S. fuel mileage standards in 2011, gas prices leveled off and took a three-year dive. Prices began increasing again in 2017 as the Trump administration called for freezing the mileage standards
An ill-advised push into county governance by GOP state lawmakers seeking publicity for so-called “sanctuary counties” for Second Amendment rights should be rejected by counties far and wide.
Mankato stands as the first city south of the Twin Cities metro area to host a Hockey Day Minnesota event. The challenge for the community will be significant. We’re confident the region will respond well.
A manicured, weed-free lawn remains the standard for an overwhelming number of homeowners, but more and more people are open to trying something that is more helpful to the environment and to the declining pollinator population.
As the country marks the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in a variety ways, this area is fortunate to be hosting a speaker whose family was in the midst of the civil rights movement.
While state leaders have finally addressed the serious problem of nitrates in drinking water, the solutions seem soft and include loopholes that will likely leak pollution.
“If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying” — a quip that (probably) originated with stock-car legend Richard Petty — remains a core, and colorful, piece of the “ethics” of professional sports. The goal of winning justifies bending, or breaking, the rules, and it’s up to somebody other than th…
Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. Our patchwork of prevention programs and safety efforts have not been able to help reduce the number of serious and fatal accidents.
President Donald Trump’s move to raise the federal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 was a welcome move, but Minnesota and other states should quickly follow suit in raising the age limit. Doing otherwise will leave enforcement lacking.
If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to be part of an activity in which the group effort makes you feel like you belong, then you get the thrill of watching Mason Doherty play basketball.
Gov. Tim Walz’s plan to invest $276 million in affordable housing represents a bold move to make affordable housing and economic development priority.
Defense attorneys and prosecutors are supposed to be antagonists, so it was striking to hear Minnesota's attorney general speak up on behalf of the state's most prominent public defender.
The records of history are invaluable in helping us build a complete picture of where we’ve been and form a guide of where we want to go. Learning from what we did right and what we did wrong are key elements of human progress.
Few experts — whether they are supporters of President Donald Trump or not — are criticizing the U.S. airstrike that killed its target, Iranian Quds Force Commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
All Minnesotans can agree that the jewel of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness should be preserved as far into eternity as is possible with mortals at the helm.
A Sherlock Holmes mystery famously turns on a dog that does not bark; its silence is an important clue. Similarly, there has been a important, and welcome, silence about a troubling scientific development.
In the spirit or rejuvenation, re-evaluation and rebirth, we propose New Year’s resolutions for the community, state and nation.
The place is a thousand miles away, so it's not likely many southern Minnesotans visited the museum frequently, or maybe had even heard of it.
Thumbs up to the pursuit of a Greater Minnesota Regional Trail designation and grant money for the Red Jacket, West Mankato and North Minnesota River trails.
Mary Ann Vogel, 88, Mankato, entered the Kingdom of God on 2/15/2020. Funeral Mass 1 p.m. Saturday, 2/22/2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mankato. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday, 2/21/2020 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary.
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