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Editorials

Time for state to pick up special education costs

For years, Minnesota school districts have swallowed the cost imposed on them by unfunded state and federal mandates — rules and programs the government says they must provide, but for which the government provides little or no funding. One of these mandates, in particular, is the cost of ...

Durenberger an example for today’s Republicans

David Durenberger, the former Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota, died on Tuesday, nearly 30 years after he left office. After three decades, he stands more now than ever as an example for politicians on how to serve their constituents. Over his 16 years in the Senate, Durenberger made ...

Shop local to help make our community grow

Our mission is to increase awareness of how shopping locally creates economic growth in the Marshall community. — Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce A profile on today’s front page presents a good reminder for us about the benefits of shopping local. Shauna Bjorklund tells her story about ...

No time for taking chances this holiday

The horrible weather predictions we have been getting this week couldn’t come at a worse time, with families getting ready to gather for the Christmas holidays. The National Weather Service is predicting several inches of snow over the next few days, whipped by strong wind that will not only ...

Senior care should be a state funding priority

In Minnesota, the senior care industry is very much under the control of the state. The state determines how many beds a skilled care facility can have, and controls how much they can charge patients, even private pay patients. Over the years, the state has seemed to pay more attention to its ...

Musk is out of his depth at Twitter

It is said that a fool and his money are soon parted. Well, Elon Musk didn’t get where he is today by being a fool, but he parted with $44 billion of his money to buy Twitter, and now he seems to be running it into the ground. Musk said he purchased Twitter over concerns that the massive ...