Archive | June 7, 2013

By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Swanville City Council continues to seek a resident who would be interested in filling the Council seat left vacant with the death, earlier this year, of longtime Council Member Jim Pierkarski.The Council will seek names of interested residents of the city to fill the position for two years. Those interested [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Ten years ago, areas of Belle Prairie Township were annexed into the city of Little Falls. The agreement between the township and city in 2003 states the remainder of the properties not already annexed, could be annexed by Dec. 31, 2013. With a lot of paperwork to complete before that [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer In April, the Swanville City Council voted 4-0 to have all businesses connected to the water service within two years and residents within five. In April, Council Member Jim Molitor said, “I think everyone should have to hook up.” Councilman Tim Grittner agreed. “I agree. Everyone should have to pay for [...]

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Thursday, several members of the community who worked to raise funds for a zebra at the Pine Grove Zoo, were treated to a first glimpse of the 3-week-old male zebra. Zoo Director Marnita Van Hoecke said the little guy is still getting used to his environment, and walked him around carefully. “He is a horse [...]

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Forty or 50 years ago, when Norman Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review, became ill, he wrote about how he cured himself by leaving his job and doing things that made him laugh — a lot. As with most things, the story became distorted over time. It was said that Cousins cured himself of cancer [...]

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Any discussion of public education — its needs, its strengths and weaknesses — generates a vast array of ideas, blame, expenses and controversy. It is almost surprising to find one premise that is universally agreed upon by administrators, politicians of all persuasions and teachers. But there is one. It is this: A child needs to [...]

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To the Editor: June is here and that means we will be celebrating Flag Day, Friday, June 14. The day is for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for the flag. This day was officially established by proclamation May 30, 1916, by President Woodrow Wilson. But it was not until Aug. 3, 1946, that [...]

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To the Editor: I am writing a letter concerning the Green Prairie Beach. I’m sure many people remember fun times at that beach. I was surprised to hear the city would not give one dime for restoration. About 40 years ago, the city decided to close our beautiful beach and a few of us got [...]

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To the Editor: In accordance with the article in the Record on June 2, “Improvements at Green Prairie Park,” I strongly urge residents of Morrison County, as well as businesses, service clubs, fraternal groups, 4-H Clubs, etc., to donate funds to assist the park caretaker, Cliff Segler, with the construction of permanent bathrooms. Generations of [...]

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