Columns

Wed
22
Jun

Letter: Candy Sina, MN Senate candidate, knocked on my door

To the Editor:

 

Tue
21
Jun

Protecting the water we drink


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Have you been on a trip and spent the night curled up with stomach cramps, wondering if you inadvertently drank contaminated water? 

Sun
19
Jun

Are the courts one of the last bastions of civility?

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

The Election of 2010 was dominated by the negative media blitz and rancor of town hall meetings. It was rather shocking to see a Duluth town hall meeting in 2010 involving Congressional candidates reduced to a shouting match between each candidate’s supporters. Shouts of “liar!” and repeated interruptions of the candidates reduced what could have been a civil exchange of opinions and ideas to a near barroom brawl. In another state, supporters of one candidate stomped on the head of a supporter of the opponent. 

Wed
15
Jun

Gerten’s Greenhouse


In 1919, the Gerten’s truck helped transport trees, flowers and other plants.

Frank Gilbertsen

Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner

 

Wed
15
Jun

Please, park on the grass


The Washington Conservation District building in Oakdale features a permeable parking lot.

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

“There goes the neighborhood,” someone surely thought when cars began to pull in and park on the lawn in front of the building.

Tue
14
Jun

Letter: Re: Eating hats and open government

To the Editor:

 

A recent letter writer said that she would “eat her hat” if the Roseville council practices open government. Well, for her sake I hope that hat is high in fiber!

Sun
12
Jun

Rural driving is more dangerous than urban

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

If you are reading this, you probably live in a small town or rural area of the Tenth Judicial District, i.e., the counties of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright. In Minnesota each year nearly 30,000 (yes, that is thirty thousand) drivers are arrested for drunk driving, many on rural roads. One could reasonably conclude that drunk driving is vastly more prevalent in highly-populated urban areas, but statistics do not bear that out, at least on a national basis. 

Sun
12
Jun

Letter: Third party candidates deserve a look

To the Editor:

 

In this political climate, there’s one certainty among East Side voters.

They want their voices heard. 

Sun
12
Jun

Renewal in the northwoods

Paddling along with nature’s BWCA plans

 

Wildfires are an essential part of forest health. They’re a chance for the northwoods to reset and restart with a fresh palette.

Wed
08
Jun

Letter: Ending forced organ harvesting in China

To the Editor:

 

On May 20, the Minnesota Senate unanimously passed Senate File 2090.

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