Opinion

It’s interesting what Google fills in when you start typing a phrase into the website’s search bar. The other day I began with this: “Why do squirrels,” and Google filled in “hate me?” Google, and other search engines like it, offer a list of popular matches when people start to search for information. Apparently a [...]

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To the editor Representative Bob Barrett has earned our vote for reelection. Representative Barrett has consistently voted to support responsible spending and oppose the Democrats’ massive increase in wasteful government spending, opposing the $90-million Senate office complex that costs $1.3 million for every politician’s office in the building, tens of millions to pay off the [...]

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To the editor Thanks to all of the local Rush City businesses who donated to our volunteer appreciation party. Laverne Johnson, Rush City Senior Dining coordinator

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To the editor In the ongoing parade of Rep. Barrett scandals, I’d like to address the matter of his rental of his alleged residence at significantly below-market rate. For the last few years, Mr. Barrett has paid $500/month for rent on a lakeshore home with two bedrooms and two baths. This lakefront rental is valued [...]

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To the editor I like Rick Nolan’s position on the Affordable Care Act. He says, “We have to fix what needs fixing.” After the botched healthcare.gov website rollout, he called for the president to fire whoever was responsible for the mistake. He’s voted to let us keep our plans and to delay the employer mandate. [...]

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To the editor My name is Hannah Quarnstrom, of Stacy, and I have been appointed for a second year as one of the 8th Congressional District representatives to the Minnesota Youth Council. The Minnesota Youth Council is the official youth voice of Minnesota and holds its own legislative hearings twice a year to hear and [...]

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