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September 25, 2014
Teen in alleged Waseca school shooting plot transferred to facility in Willmar
WASECA, Minn. -- A Waseca County judge has agreed that John David LaDue, who allegedly planned to bomb his high school and kill his family earlier...
September 25, 2014 - 11:57am
November 2, 2012
Update: Senate GOP staffer fired after profane Twitter comments about Rep. Kriesel
A Minnesota Senate Republican staffer was out of his job Friday, hours after he used profanity on Twitter to publicly criticize Cottage Grove...
November 2, 2012 - 3:15pm
GOP Rep. Kriesel of Cottage Grove featured in anti-marriage amendment ad (video)
State Rep. John Kriesel's dramatic speech in the Minnesota House opposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is featured in a television...
November 2, 2012 - 10:02am
October 12, 2012
Letter: Budget-balancing tricker
I am writing in response to a letter from Eric Nordstrom that appeared on this page Oct. 8. He criticizes my recent letter that suggests that we look closely at the role that Joe Gimse and Bruce Vogel played in shutting down Minnesota in the summer of 2011. At that time the only...
October 12, 2012 - 2:52am
August 28, 2012
Litchfield, Minn., native Carlson returns to Vikings' practice field
By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE -- While the Minnesota Vikings conducted practices this past month, John Carlson watched...
August 28, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
Letter: Why increase council pay?
Why, Mr. Mayor, are you proposing an increase in the budget of an 18.4 increase in the salaries of the mayor and councilpersons? Especially when you personally told me that you had originally requested from department heads and the administrator an across-the-board reduction of 10...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 2, 2012
Letter: Let's debate facts, not half-truths
This letter is the third in response to a Public Forum letter appearing in the July 18 edition of the Tribune written by Nancy Snyder. The title of the letter was "Obamacare must be repealed." My first letter responded to a false statement that 83 percent of doctors are considering...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
July 31, 2012
Letter: Let truth be a guiding principle
This letter is the second in response to a Public Forum letter appearing in the July 18 edition of the Tribune written by Nancy Snyder. The title of the letter was "Obamacare must be repealed." The first letter responded to a false statement that 83 percent of doctors are considering...
July 31, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2012
Letter: Don't fall for doctor survey
This letter is in response to a July 18 Public Forum letter written by Nancy Snyder and entitled "Obamacare must be repealed." Although I take issue with nearly everything in the letter, due to Tribune limitations of 350 words, I am responding to only to one statement at this time....
July 24, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Commentary: A big win for Obama -- and for John Roberts
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's decision upholding the health care law is not only a huge victory for President Obama but also a moment of leadership for Chief Justice John Roberts. The court's mixed verdict could create problems, notably in its weakening of the law's Medicaid provisions...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
Letter: Voting for a billion-dollar playpen
The headline on the front page of the May 11 Minneapolis Star Tribune reads "Vikings biggest win." It should have added "Minnesota, the biggest loser." The large picture below shows a broadly grinning Zygi Wilf standing before a goofy-looking purple-clad mob. Zygi has reason to grin....
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
March 15, 2012
War hero Kriesel won't run again for Minn. legislative seat
ST. PAUL -- A first-term Minnesota legislator who made a bigger splash than most says he is not running again. Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage...
March 15, 2012 - 10:00am
March 14, 2012
Reports: Litchfield's John Carlson agrees to contract with Vikings
Multiple media web sites are reporting Litchfield native John Carlson has agreed to sign with the Minnesota Vikings. ESPN.com and CBSSports.com...
March 14, 2012 - 2:13pm
January 25, 2012
Letter: Responding to letter critic
I feel obligated to respond to the condescending letter from Mitch Haukos that was in response to my letter to the editor about gas prices. He stated "had you owned a business you could also enjoy question-and-answer time like this from your customers like I do all the time." Just...
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am
December 8, 2011
Letter: Benefiting from government
I believe in fairness in taxation. Those who benefit the most from government functions should also pay the most in taxes to finance those functions. But aren't those with lower incomes the main beneficiaries of government? Quite the opposite is true. Contrary to popular mythology,...
December 8, 2011 - 12:00am