Archive | January 18, 2013

On Jan. 9, Waylon Douglas Beto, Little Falls, was arrested and charged with fifth degree drug possession when heroin was discovered in his vehicle. A truck belonging to Beto, 23, was traveling in Little Falls, when an officer observed an equipment violation. From past experience, the officer knew it was Beto’s vehicle, and that Beto [...]

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What are the top recommendations to Minnesota legislators from superintendents, charter public school directors and other leaders? More than 90 percent of 51 leaders responded when I contacted them recently. Here are their priorities. Not surprisingly, more state money, more equitably distributed was by far the most frequent suggestion. Stephen Jones, Little Falls superintendent, wrote, [...]

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A Little Falls man was charged Jan. 14, in Morrison County with felony first degree burglary, for entering an occupied building without consent with the intent to commit a crime. Edward John Lapenotiere Jr. was arrested following a Jan. 12 incident at an apartment in Little Falls, during which an assault allegedly occurred. The criminal [...]

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I’ve been trying to come up with a good explanation for what happened that would captivate readers. Ideas that came to mind included: 1. I forgot to apply sunblock to my nose while skiing at Aspen. 2. I took a header over my handlebars. 3. I was frying bacon when a grease fire flared up. [...]

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It isn’t happening as quickly as some would like, but the Little Falls City Council should be commended for taking a hard look at the enforceability of city ordinances. Robin Hensel remains a controversial figure in the community, and the election made clear that only a small minority agree with her approach on city issues, [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Royalton-Upsala delivered a 54-21 pounding at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in a Prairie Conference dual, Thursday. Senior Cory Wensmann, juniors Mitch Lange, Matt Neu and Tony Gadacz, freshmen Kyle Lange and Brad Kroll and eighth-grader Ty Held picked up pins for the Royals. Eighth-grader Michael Petron won with an 18-2 [...]

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Mrs. Margaret K. Carnes, 98, passed away January 4, 2013 at the Anchorage Pioneer Home. There was a celebration of life held Jan. 13, 2013, at the Wasilla Senior Center. Steven Schwartz from Church on the Rock officiated. There will be a graveside service in Royalton, at a later date. Margaret was born March 14, [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Little Falls opened the dual with three narrow decisions, then closed with three pins to defeat host Sauk Rapids-Rice (SRR) 44-22, Thursday. Seventh-grader Leo Wilczek and senior Gregory Ross started the dual with back-to-back 5-4 decisions, then freshman Justin Jenks prevailed 11-9 in overtime. A pin by eighth-grader Josh [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com It was a clash of strength versus strength, as the stingy defense of Little Falls met up with the high-powered offense of St. Cloud Apollo, Thursday. In the end, defense prevailed, as the Flyers used a four-goal spurt in the second period to come away with a 4-2 road [...]

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