The proposed Medicare for All plan proposed by Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders is not yet on life support, but it’s looking awfully lethargic in the court of public opinion.
The message coming from events surrounding Mankato’s second celebration of Indigenous People’s Day offered a stark reality of a history we should all begin to acknowledge.
When Mankato years ago approved a local half-percent food and beverage tax, some business owners fought it, saying it would put them at a competitive disadvantage, hurt business and drive customers elsewhere.
The planning behind this year’s Indigenous People’s Day shows how serious Mankato is about observing the newly established holiday, and that’s a good thing for the community.
Innovations in California often spread to the rest of the nation. So, we expect, will be the case with a new law there that has upset the collegiate athletics monopoly.
There is opinion, and there are facts. No amount of opinion from President Donald Trump’s defenders or others can refute a mounting avalanche of facts that show the president has abused his power and threatened national security.
Farmers know a lot more about “bootstrapping” than most of us. We have all benefitted from farmers’ know-how and can-do attitudes. We have developed a food supply better and more affordable than ever before.
The city of Mankato has abandoned its notion of constricting Riverfront Drive in its Old Town stretch even without conducting its planned test.
The good news is that for the second year in a row, health insurance premiums for policies bought on the individual market will remain stable or drop in some cases. The bad news is the system remains a taxpayer subsidy to insurance companies.
Thumbs up to Gov. Tim Walz for his bold plan to set vehicle emission standards. This should reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota and boost the market for electric vehicles.
If Americans had any question there was enough to begin an impeachment action against President Donald Trump, the inspector general’s whistleblower report unveiled Thursday should leave little doubt.
The Free Press has, for several months, run on the weekends an Associated Press feature labeled “Not Real News,” an examination of false “information” that somehow finds traction on social media.
We applaud Minnesota’s Republican state senators and Gov. Tim Walz for urging the Trump administration to cease issuing ethanol waivers, which effectively reduce the price of corn.
The impartiality that should be paramount to the justice system has become secondary when viewed through the lens of a small but important policy decision in Minnesota courts.
For months, Congress has sought to pull President Trump out of the embrace of Saudi Arabia. For months, America’s fellow signatories to the nuclear agreement with Iran have sought to keep the pact alive.
Legislators and the governor were once again unable this year to agree on sustainable road funding. All agree funding has fallen woefully short these past few years.
The biggest worry for farmers used to be the weather. Now it’s the government, specifically the Trump administration and its supporters in Congress.
The chairwoman of the Brainerd school board last week challenged the presence of evolution in that district’s biology curriculum. In the process, Sue Kern demonstrated how repeated resistance to the subject wears away at quality science instruction in the public schools.
The city of Mankato and leaders of the Mankato Civic Center deserve a double thumbs up for landing one of the biggest musical acts in history with Bob Dylan scheduled to play Mankato Oct. 24.
As Blue Earth and Nicollet counties set their preliminary tax levies this week at levels higher than in the recent past, the commissioners need to assess the significant risks of the national and local economies before settling on those relatively high rates of increase.
Even for this intentionally unpresidential president, the past week’s saga of an outdated hurricane map, a Sharpie and an intimidated top bureaucracy is notable and instructive.
While math and reading test scores declined moderately at many area schools this year, there’s reason to believe public schools are making progress if only because they see their shortcomings and vow to improve.
The evidence continues to build that social media tech giants like Facebook and Twitter are being used by the evil and the ignorant to spread lies that erode our social fabric and civic society.
Along with numerous late-summer promptings to buy back-to-school supplies was the quieter message that getting a flu shot should be on the list of things to do.
Forget bulldozers and giant shovels. When it comes to gouging away large swaths of land, man-made implements pale in comparison to a river.
Exempting private sales of guns from background checks has long been defended as allowing the handing down of family rifles from father to son, but recent reports reveal unregulated private sales of thousands of guns are illegal and criminal.
Of all the greenhouse gases, methane is one of the most potent because it so efficiently absorbs heat in Earth’s atmosphere. It is dozens of times greater at warming the Earth than carbon dioxide.
The pillars of the agriculture economy are crumbling while President Donald Trump offers only feel-good words and empty promises.
When we look at the recent reaction of Minnesota leaders to the threat of chronic wasting disease in Minnesota’s deer herd, we can once again be thankful we don’t live in Wisconsin.
As a new prep sports season approaches, we are pleased to note that Minnesota is bucking a discouraging national trend: While participation in high school sports sagged nationally, Minnesota is one of three states in which participation rose last school year.
Despite what some critics are saying, the decision by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to become a sanctuary denomination does not incite law-breaking.
A remarkable community meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church Thursday evening offered a stark realization that unjust imprisonment of people of color resembles a modern-day system of slavery.
Clarence H. Schulze, age 90, of Mankato, MN died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. Services are pending. Woodland Hills Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
- Body identified as missing Minneapolis resident
- Community ed loses adult softball, sand volleyball to North Mankato
- Authorities investigate body found in rural Mankato
- Hanska man accused of molesting 2 girls
- Man charged with assaulting boy
- Nicollet students remember lost classmate
- Elderly man missing in Mankato
- Life remembered: Sheriff lived to 100 with compassion
- Sexual assault by acquaintance reported at MSU
- Potential developments include Hy-Vees, apartments, truck stop