Opinion
The University of Minnesota needs the state’s millionaires to step forward, as well as all of the Gopher athletic team’s long-suffering fans. Two weeks ago, I heard the University’s Athletics Director Norwood Teague talk about how he is trying to change the culture at the Bierman Building, and...Read More
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Governor Mark Dayton blessed two dozen state department heads with $800,000 in pay raises last month, the upshot of which will be that it will be awkwardly difficult going forward for liberal Democrats to make the case against income inequality. Previously, this argument had been a DFL cornerstone o...Read More
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By Judge Michelle W. Lawson, Guest Columnist There were 9,929 adults in prison in the state of Minnesota as of July 1, 2014, according to the Adult Inmate Profile published by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Even more adults than that were incarcerated in county jails. Probation serves as ...Read More
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To the Editor: I want to thank the businesses and churches that allowed trees to be placed for people to choose tags from and shop for. The individuals, businesses, organizations, churches and service groups that gave generously with cash donations or collected toys. The individuals that provided fo...Read More
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To the Editor: If you are “pro-life,” I hope your activism goes beyond the lives of the unborn. I hope you become enraged when you hear about the senseless beatings and murders of LGBT people. I hope your heart breaks when police officers who have murdered unarmed people of color aren’t even i...Read More
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The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota schools continues to grow. State and federal governments need to fund federally mandated programs as promised to avoid using local operating school district funds to subsidize the program. To its credit, the 2012-13 state Legislature appropr...Read More
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To the Editor: Normally I enjoy reading the “Letters to the Editor” section each week, as I am a firm believer that we are each entitled to our opinions and have the right to express said opinions. However, I don’t think I have ever been so disappointed in John Q. Public as I was this [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: Governor Dayton says that roads, bridges and education will be his priorities in 2015. The Republicans better agree to increase the gasoline tax and limit its expenditure to roads and bridges. While everyone agrees education is the best investment we can make, just throwing more taxpa...Read More
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To the Editor: I can understand that not everyone believed in the war on terrorism in Iraq but I don’t understand calling any member of our troops that served there a coward. These brave men and women went because our country called them to serve there. After watching “American Sniper,” I am a...Read More
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