Opinion

How is it that in this interconnected, World Wide Web-connected age we find an increasing sense of isolation, of separation? One thousand Facebook friends does not equate with a single person in the same room - a living presence - whose gaze we can see and return.  In the urgency of recent days and...
A statewide editorial that appeared in ECM publications the week of June 24 called on agriculture to take the lead on managing pollutants. As farmers, we’re always working to improve how we grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for an increasing world population. And when it comes to the important issue...
Who can say what, on the web? Twitter has raised questions anew with reports of a lifetime ban on tweets from conservative blogger Milo Yiannopoulos - reportedly after complaints that he engineered a wave of racist and sexist comments directed against comedian and actress Leslie Jones, who is co-...
By Supt. Mary Klamm Monday is August 1! For me, that day signals the beginning of a month totally dedicated to preparing for another school year.It all starts with the opening of each school office. Secretaries and principals will be back to answer questions and welcome students, staff, and parents...
By U.S. SenatorAmy Klobuchar When we ask our servicemembers to put their lives on the line in defense of our nation, we make a commitment to give them the support they need when they come home. But too often, we fall short of that commitment, especially when it comes to healthcare.I spend a lot of...
Support appreciated  On behalf of myself and the officers of the Staples Police Department, we would like to say thank you for the outpouring of support shown to our department in recent weeks. Whether it is a thank you on the street, food brought to the PD or a sign in your yard, it does not go...
The average American likes his or her smartphone more than friends. Browsing social media sites on a tablet is more important to most people than their careers. Binge-watching streaming television shows is more fulfilling than family interaction.  Indeed, the media world has swarmed over American...
In regard to recent events: First of all, and most importantly, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent tragic events in Falcon Heights, Dallas and Baton Rouge. The families and friends, the faith communities that provide much needed support to those affected - they all...
Applaud law enforcement  Since the late 1800s a member of my family has been involved with law enforcement through each generation in some shape or form. The first was my great-grandfather as a constable in Mitchell, S. Dak. I have worked with police in this town in years past and with other...

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