Opinion
I would like to share with you a few highlights from this past week on the issues that are occurring at the State Capitol. Legislative Survey Please take my legislative survey to let me know your thoughts on what has been done at the Capitol so far and what you would like me to focus [...]...Read More
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  ECM Publishers Inc., the parent company of this newspaper, believes coverage of elections from start to finish is important. Following are some of the guidelines we embrace toward fulfilling fair and consistent election coverage as adopted by our ECM Editorial Board. Letter to the editor Our ...Read More
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Social Security makes up a significant portion of my retirement income. Even though I am very appreciative of that fact, I am concerned about my children and others receiving a fair benefit when they retire. We all know that the Social Security fund is declining. During this last campaign season, th...Read More
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Many things impressed me as I marched with thousands of others in St. Paul on Jan 19, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but what pleased me most were the hundreds of participating families. Parents from cities and suburbs brought their youngsters – some appearing as young as 6 or 7. The parents were...Read More
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By Jack Edmonds I would like to weigh in on the bump-outs that are being proposed for Rum River Drive in the downtown area. I am opposed to this proposal and I will lay out my reasons for my opposition and offer up options that will address the concerns of those who are in support [...]...Read More
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Answer:  I agree that there are too many drivers that are distracted while driving. We are doing our best to enforce the laws and reduce the number of crashes on our roadways. Minnesota does have a law making it illegal for drivers to read/compose/send text messages and emails, or access the intern...Read More
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