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To combat COVID-19, John Diers' Aug. 15 opinion piece proposed "draconian measures" which was to immediately begin a four to six-week lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus. His recommendation was made despite the low number of virus-related deaths in our state.

I’m not the first to say that what we’ve seen across this town, state and country in the last week is an astonishing act of solidarity — painful, anxious, strange, disruptive solidarity, but solidarity still. And we’ve done it by moving, as one, apart from each other.

You may have read the front-page story by reporter Maggie Stanwood in last week’s Prior Lake American that detailed why two Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board members, Melissa Enger and Mary Frantz, were found in violation of board policy by their colleague, Chairman Richard Wolf, for quest…

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Unfortunately, not all news is good news. Bad and downright ugly news has been reported far and wide, including in the Prior Lake American, in the past. But a story in our June 15 issue hit a particular nerve with some people in our coverage area.