Archive | February 22, 2013
Brian Michael Peltz, 47, Bowlus, was charged Feb. 5, with one felony count of defeating security on realty in Morrison County District Court. Peltz had a 10.75 acre farm foreclosed by the Freeport State Bank September in 2011. He and his wife continued to live on the property through the one-year re...Read More
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To the Editor: A Record editorial last week opposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour, using arguments advanced in 1949 that to do so suppresses hiring and wages, a claim largely disputed today. Laughingly, it also uses the term, “excessive minimum wage,” when typically by the time ...Read More
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By Ryan Luft, Guest Columnist Vocational studies today at Staples Motley High School, and in the state of Minnesota, look quite different than 20 – 30 years ago. Many jobs students found as they left high school in the past have been downsized or transformed by automation. The bright side is ...Read More
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Let’s say you make between $7.25  and $25 per hour, which would be most of the people living in this area. How would Gov. Dayton’s tax reform plan affect you? Dayton is proposing an expansion of the sales tax to raise an additional $2.1 billion for the state. The governor is proposing that the ...Read More
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Good intentions, but no price tag and too many priorities. That’s how I’d describe a new national Equity and Excellence Commission report. Here’s a brief summary of the report and a few reactions. Several years ago, Congress created a 27-member group that included two national teachers union p...Read More
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To the Editor: The residents and staff at Harding Place, a division of Horizon Health, would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for inviting the residents to their buffalo feed fundraiser, Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church for the donation of towels, pillow cases and sheets, and Bonnie Matloc...Read More
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Douglas E. “Hooter” McGuire, a resident of Bowlus, passed away Wednesday, Feb.  20, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. A remembrance service was held Friday, Feb. 22, at the Bowlus Community Center in Bowlus. Douglas Eugene McGuire was born April 6, 1943, in Bassett, Neb., the son of...Read More
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Eugene Hight, a resident of Little Falls,  died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Little Falls. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, with the Rev. Geary Smith and the Rev. Eugene David Hight officiating. Burial will be in Nort...Read More
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