Archive | May 31, 2013

By Amber Barton, Guest Columnist To commence the 2013 graduation ceremony, I would like to wish all the teachers, faculty, family, friends and fellow classmates a good evening. Thank you all for being here to join us in celebrating the last moments of our lives as high schoolers, the last moments before shoving us out the [...]

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By Travis Spillum, Guest Columnist First and foremost, congratulations to my fellow classmates on all of your accomplishments through the past 12 years. Until now, we have been guided on our path of life, but today, we take full control of our destinations. Like a road which diverges into many roads, so will the lives of [...]

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Thirteen years later, we’re back to nervous mothers, anxious kids By Marissa Evans, Guest Columnist Nervous mothers and anxious kids. That was us when we began kindergarten. Thirteen years ago, we started school, and we didn’t all know one another. We were all so eager to get to know each other, and in time, we became [...]

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By Luke Majerle, Guest Columnist Well, here we are. Four years ago we walked into this same gymnasium as ninth graders. Link leaders invited us into this amazing school, and Mrs. Grams was all hyped up and excited for us to begin our journey in the high school. There are many delightful memories that we can [...]

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Roger William Bleichner, Hillman, was charged May 23 with felony second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third degree assault by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff. On March 4, Bleichner, 33, and another man were drinking at a bar and left together in Bleichner’s truck. At some point, the two allegedly [...]

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By David C. Olson, Guest Columnist Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders convened in January with a common goal of “progress for Minnesotans on education, job creation and better government.” Four months later, the Legislature’s adjournment left more questions than achievements. Why are teachers not required to pass a basic skills test before entering classrooms? Why [...]

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By Rep. Ron Kresha, Guest Columnist When elected, I committed myself to putting people ahead of politics and standing up for the District 9B constituents. Here is a recap of the 2013 legislative session. I believe the number one priority of the session was to structurally balance the state budget and bridge the $627 million budget [...]

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Two men in a vehicle stopped for speeding were charged May 29 with felony drug possession by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff. On May 27, a Sheriff’s Deputy clocked a vehicle traveling 90 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone on Highway 10 near Randall. The officer spoke with [...]

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Tanya Irene Ashby of Little Falls and Michael Allen Scheel of Rice were charged May 23, with felony drug crimes by Morrison County Brian Middendorf and his staff. The Little Falls Police Department received information that Ashby, 38, and Scheel, 24, were going to a pharmacy to purchase a prescription for narcotics, a report similar [...]

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