Archive | March 16, 2012
Jerry Alan Cochran, 30, Little Falls, was charged in the Morrison County District Court with one felony count of fifth degree possession of drugs and one gross misdemeanor count each of refusing to submit to a chemical test, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substan...Read More
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St. Francis of Assisi play continues to grow for its fourth year By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer [email protected] For four years, St. Francis of Assisi has presented “Journey with Jesus to Calvary,” a play written by Jane Keppers. “The play was written as an alternative to just rea...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor [email protected] They travel to Ramey from Rice, Royalton, St. Cloud, Foley, Princeton, Elk River, Becker, Big Lake, Little Falls, Cushing, Randall, Milaca and more. They come carrying laundry baskets, tubs and coolers. And for good reason: for $15 they can fil...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer [email protected]  After lengthy discussion, the Morrison County Commissioners tabled the variance request made by Ron and Ralph Rinkel for Mud Fest 2012. The discussion included comments by several bystanders who did not wait to be recognized by the chair...Read More
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To the Editor: I am lucky to walk with my dog along some lovely back roads in our county. As the snow melts, we find the ditches littered with various items discarded by passing vehicles: empty cigarette packs, pop bottles, beer cans, fast food paper, socks — you name it, we see it. As a [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: As chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Morrison County Strut Your Stuff event at the Little Falls Ballroom, March 23, I felt compelled to write this letter on behalf of all the wonderful businesses in our area. The Strut Your Stuff event is the biggest fundraiser for the club, but [.....Read More
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To the Editor: Working middle class people and their unions are under attack by the Republican Party. Republicans make wild claims that by making Minnesota a “Right to Work” (RTW) state, weakening unions will somehow help our economy. Just the opposite is true. Politician economist Gordon Lafer ...Read More
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To the Editor: I thought I would just voice my opinion about some petty arguments going on in Morrison County. First, about this sign issue — enough about the signs. Second, about LeMieur’s vote on the property tax issue. Please, people, start going to your local government meetings and complain...Read More
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To the Editor: Rep. Mike LeMieur is the chief author of HF 1468, a bill that will allow law enforcement to sell forfeited firearms. Mark Dayton signed it into law recently. It will allow law enforcement agencies to sell forfeited firearms to federally licensed dealers. The previous law required agen...Read More
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To the Editor: The subject of a Vikings stadium is just fine, if it pays for itself and the maintenance. There is no way a sports facility should be financed and supported by tax revenue. The idea of gambling money to finance it is really no different than taxes, except only worse. It encourages peo...Read More
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To the Editor: Recently, I read Steve Wenzel’s comments about my family moving to Cass County into Senate District 9. I’m disappointed with the letter, as he didn’t first ask why we’re moving. I know him well; this is very uncharacteristic behavior. Wenzel has a long history with Morrison Co...Read More
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To the Editor: Bowing to their wealthy overlords, waves of politicians in Congress and in states have mounted a relentless, coordinated attack on Americans’ economic, constitutional and human rights. Today’s conscienceless money-laden elites will do anything to gain and retain absolute power. Af...Read More
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To the Editor: Greetings from Manitoba Canada. I am doing a family history of my ancestors who were of Irish descent. They traveled in 1847 from Ireland during the potato famine to Quebec, Canada. They eventually homesteaded land in Soxiville, Wis. In 1880 my great-great-grandfather Thomas Emerson s...Read More
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