Archive | April 13, 2012

To the Editor: If you watched our Legislature this session instead of listening to the stories they send home afterwards, you’d see this was truly a do-nothing legislature. They’ve certainly done nothing for average working people. What did we really need? Jobs. Decent paying jobs with benefits. What did Republicans give us? Now they’re calling [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Sophomore Tiara Hopkins allowed only three runs while striking out eight batters, but Pequot Lakes held off the Pierz softball team 3-1, Thursday. Juniors Megan Boser and Miranda Woitalla each went 2-for-3 to lead Pierz at the plate. Junior Anna Welle drove in Boser in the sixth inning for [...]

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To the Editor: April 15 – 21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Hands of Hope Resource Center would like to take this time to recognize and honor our volunteers that dedicate themselves to our agency in many ways. No matter what role each plays they are all an important part of our agency. Without them [...]

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 By Jay Spillum, Guest Columnist  The Little Falls Community Schools Board of Education has contracted with School Exec Connect, a superintendent search firm, to assist with the search for a new superintendent. Board members want you to be informed of the process we will be following as we conduct the search for a new superintendent. Additionally, [...]

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By Don Heinzman, Guest Columnist Four-dollar-a-gallon gasoline at the pump has become a political issue, but that’s not the real cost. The price of every gallon of gasoline in Minnesota includes federal and state gas taxes of 46.4 cents. This includes a state tax of 28 cents per gallon and a federal gas tax of 18.4 [...]

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A perfect storm is brewing on the horizon, and I’m not talking about the environment. It’s “perfect” in several ways, but from a political point of view the Democrats and Republicans may secretly go for it because it gives them both an out — they can blame the other side, just as they have been [...]

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Morrison County made some improvement in the county-by-county health rankings released last week. That’s the good news. The bad news is we still rank only 78th out of the 85 Minnesota counties ranked. (The state has 87 counties.) The rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Minnesota Population Health Institute are [...]

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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reports that arrest warrants were issued for the following people. Those with information as to the whereabouts of anyone on the list, is asked to contact the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233 or toll-free at 1 (866) 401-1111, ext. 180. The dates of issuance were April 4 – [...]

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In the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, Katie Ann Romanio, 31, Wadena, had two felony counts of fourth degree assault on a peace officer and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct dismissed March 22. On May 10, 2011, the Little Falls Police department received a report of two women behaving in a disorderly [...]

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