Opinion

Demand more funding for community mental health care

Sep 21, 2022
Decades of failed mental health policies have placed law enforcement on the front line of mental health crisis response and turned jails and prisons into the new asylums. Deinstitutionalization, treatment laws demanding a person become violent before intervention, discriminatory Federal Medicaid...

Proposed licensing standard shows CRT is coming to schools

Sep 21, 2022
A teacher licensing standard called “Racial Consciousness and Reflection” is one of eight proposed “Standards of Effective Practice” in Minnesota. If adopted, this new standard will require private and public school teachers to “have a foundational understanding of how race and racism are embedded...

Downtown Lake City has strong and viable retail atmosphere

Sep 21, 2022
Running a small business in any size of community takes perseverance, dedication, and long hours. Anything of value is never easy. To succeed at anything takes hard work. The community of Lake City has provided my family and my employees with a good living for the last 34 years. Yes, there were...

Time for a new sheriff in Wabasha County

Sep 14, 2022
First of all I want to say that I have known the current Wabasha County Sheriff his whole law enforcement career, and he is a good man, but the time has come for him to go. I give you the following reasons. First of all he made a big deal out of announcing his retirement in the Post-Bulletin and...

Critical Race Theory: What it is and what it isn’t

Sep 14, 2022
Critical Race Theory (CRT) emerged in the 1970s and 1980s when law professors explored how race and racism have shaped American law and society. It became a study of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its many unfulfilled goals decades later. CRT does not vilify white people and is not a study on...

A poem by Phil Roland

Sep 7, 2022
At the break of dawn The sun rises over Lake Pepin One can glimpse a sight like this As they go on the River walk a steppin’ The lake still lay sleeping As the clouds fluffed the sky A breeze could not be felt As I observed the beauty with a sigh As the lake reflects its beauty Even the flag...

SMIF hosting professional development for entrepreneurs, childcare professionals

Aug 31, 2022
Continuing education in a business or profession is critical for growth, but trainings can be difficult to participate in when classes are held far away or are too costly. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) we take pride in hosting a variety of high-quality, low-cost training...

Kittelson helped business grow, would represent 20A well

Aug 24, 2022
This letter is to endorse Roger Kittelson for the Minnesota House of Representatives for Minnesota House 20A, which includes parts of Goodhue, Wabasha counties, and Douglas Township in Dakota County. My husband and I met Roger in 2014, when I needed to increase my physical space for my business (...

Goodhue County soliciting public input to identify top health issue

Aug 24, 2022
Minnesota is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation, and the state has a strong local public health system. Our local public health departments have a long history of assessing the health of their communities and using the results to address community needs. Community...

Altendorf grateful to volunteers after 20A GOP primary victory

Aug 17, 2022
Pam Altendorf won the Republican primary for Minnesota House District 20A on Aug. 9 and will appear on the November general election ballot. “I am so very grateful to the nearly 200 volunteers who worked tirelessly getting our message of more freedom and less government to the voters.” She she...

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