Editorial Comment
By midweek, the tinsel will be on the tree, the gifts will be wrapped and anticipation will be high. High for what? We know what is coming. In this part of the world it will be Christmas, when believers celebrate as they have for more than 2,000 years, the birth of Jesus Christ, who taught [...]...Read More
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The good news is that voter turnout in Morrison County for last month’s election was above the state average. The county vote  turnout was 52.5 percent, tied for 33rd highest among the 87 counties. The bad news is that Minnesota, traditionally first or second in voter turnout nationwide, dropped ...Read More
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In the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for causing the death of Michael Brown, riots broke out across the nation. While we understand that some people think our judicial system is rigged to prevent justice, we will say the same thing that w...Read More
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We have four special days coming up in the next eight days, one of them officially designated as such by the federal government, and three organized by the barons of commerce. The first is, of course, Thanksgiving. The day is traditionally supposed to be a day to count our blessings, but over time h...Read More
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The second annual enrollment period for MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, begins in earnest this week, and that provides both good news and bad news. The good news is that by creating a state exchange, Minnesotans who receive subsidies are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a...Read More
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Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: • Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-t...Read More
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If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of ...Read More
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On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising rev...Read More
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