Coach Sauter — a winner

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you Coach Sauter — you will be missed by this member of the first ever football team at Southwest. I have followed Mustang football from a distance for his entire tenure. Even though I have had few interactions with him over the years, each time I did he was very ...

Weigh your rights against your health


Minnesota is undergoing what health officials call a “blizzard” of COVID cases. Minnesota’s new rate of coronavirus infections has been the worst in the nation over the past seven days, and according to federal data quoted in a Star Tribune report. The surge has hospitals in the state ...

It’s the experience that counts

Local Columns

So many thoughts are running through my head right now and here’s why. All of us have a life full of experiences, and whether we want to believe it or not, none of them are the same — even if we do the same thing day after day. It has come me that an experience is a once in a lifetime ...

A thankful season

Local Columns

We’ve had a magnificent fall, mostly warm and dry with a couple of rainstorms to cleanse the air and rehydrate the soil. The rain made it necessary to wash your car if you, like my wife and I, live on a gravel road. We felt a twinge of remorse as we watched the township’s precious gravel go ...

Environmental pact just a plan


The Glasgow Climate Summit ended this weekend with a compromise agreement on what to do about global warming. The world leaders and negotiators who drew up the plan are hailing it as a chance to keep the earth’s climate from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, but scientists working with ...