Opinion

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. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota. With the narrowest of victories [...]

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Sen. Ortman supports Nash for District 47A To the editor: I write in support of Jim Nash for the Minnesota House of Representatives. I’ve known Jim and Kim Nash and their beautiful family for several years, and admire them tremendously for their commitment to serve the community. Jim is a very successful businessman and will [...]

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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-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has [...]

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Vote ‘yes’ to continue excellence in our schools To the editor: I am writing to urge voters to vote “Yes” for the Tax Neutral Bond Referendum on Nov. 4. Waconia has grown, and will continue to grow. Families are drawn to the area for many reasons, including our award winning school system. We need to [...]

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There is a time when experience must come into play as voters decide how their ballots will be cast. In the Sixth Congressional District contest on Tuesday, Nov. 4, we believe that Republican Tom Emmer of Delano is the candidate best prepared to serve in Washington, D.C. Emmer, 53, is the clear favorite to win [...]

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