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Jim Pumarlo wrote daily editorials

 as editor at the Red Wing (Minn.) Republican Eagle. His editorials were recognized in Minnesota Newspaper Association and Inland Newspaper Association writing contests.

"The editorials were well written, strongly worded and concise in making their point. They took on difficult topics but dealt with them fairly."
-- Judge's comments Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest, 2000-01 Editorial Leadership Award/Best Editorial Portfolio among all nonmetropolitan dailies, first place

"This entry reflects everything that editorials should be, and do. The topics are local, providing insight that people will discuss at coffee shops and over the dinner table. The editorials take a stand and/or request action. They are fair in assessment of situations, but honest in what needs to be accomplished."
-- Judge's comments Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest, 1997-98 Best Editorial Portfolio among all nonmetropolitan dailies, first place

County Board snubs Grosso

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Red Wing Republican Eagle

Goodhue County commissioners owe a public explanation for why Roseanne Grosso of Red Wing was bypassed for the No. 2 leadership post at the boardís reorganizational meeting this week. Their collective silence at the meeting spoke volumes.

Secret feedlots? No

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Red Wing Republican Eagle

Feedlots, including those in Goodhue County, generate their share of controversy. And we sympathize with those farmers who have been the subject of harassment — maybe even lawsuits — by animal rights activists.

But that is not ammunition enough to ask the state of Minnesota to keep information about feedlots secret.

Mixed signals on tribe vote

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Red Wing Republican Eagle

At best, the Prairie Island Tribal Council has done a poor job in communicating the rules of the referendum on its proposed agreement with Xcel Energy for expansion of spent fuel storage at the nearby nuclear plant. At worst, the council is raising suspicion about the integrity of the vote.

Down to strike basics

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Red Wing Republican Eagle

A letter-writing campaign by Red Wing teachers is attempting to put pressure on the community, especially the business community, to push the School Board for a strike settlement. It's time for taxpayers — those who bear the ultimate burden — to sift through the emotions and get down to basics.

The two issues that separate the district and the teachers are wages and health insurance. The situation is made worse because many people are developing opinions based on misinformation.

United Way in crossfire

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Red Wing Republican Eagle

The Red Wing City Council, on the recommendation of the city Human Rights Commission, is encouraging residents to not financially support the local Boy Scouts of America units due to the national organization's policy of excluding individuals from serving as scoutmasters on the basis of sexual orientation. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Scouts' policy on a 5-4 vote in June.


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