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Editorials

Cut off the checks – America’s businesses need workers

Like a lot of other Americans, I have been shocked in recent weeks at the number of businesses that cannot find workers. My daughter and I stopped at a fast-food restaurant here in South Bend, Indiana, two weeks ago on our way home from Chicago. After waiting 40 minutes in the drive-thru line, ...

Flag Day: A day to honor and commemorate our nation’s symbol

Today is Flag Day, a day when Americans honor and commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Everyone is urged to display the U.S. flag in front of their homes and businesses today. Some ...

The people we owe in Afghanistan

I think Joe Biden’s decision to fully withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan is a mistake. It’s mistaken on strategic and moral grounds. I hope I’m wrong. But when even administration officials, and experts who favor the decision, concede that our pullout - of a very small contingent of ...

New soybean crushing plant a four-for-one project

For more than two years, we’ve been working with local and state officials and ADM to bring a new, $350 million soybean crushing plant to Spiritwood. This facility will provide a convenient, local market for our state’s soybean producers, while also supporting good-paying jobs and economic ...

Efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine shines through

Why is it that in the 21st century you rarely hear about conditions that were once a threat to society—things like polio and diphtheria, and many other diseases that have impacted our communities? And why have deadly flu outbreaks been reduced to an occasional inconvenience for most? In a ...

Women entrepreneurs driving America’s recovery from pandemic

Since 1987, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated Women’s History Month to recognize the role women entrepreneurs have in building and strengthening our local and national economies. Women have transformed the face of entrepreneurship across America in both urban and ...