Archive | September 20, 2013

By Larry Fisk, Guest Columnist Over 40 people gathered at the Main Gate of Camp Ripley Sept. 15, to oppose drone warfare, drone surveillance, war spending and threatened military strikes on Syria. The action was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and Little Falls Partners for Peace. Participants, including Army and Navy veterans, and [...]

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To the Editor: The Camp Ripley open house was a time to recognize the valuable role that our community plays in supporting our soldiers who have dedicated their lives to preserve our freedom. The event was not, nor should have been, a time for a protest by a narrowly focused group of fanatics that call [...]

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Sept. 4 — Someone vandalized the Lions Park sign on Fourth Street Southeast. Sept. 6 — A vehicle parked at a residence on Fifth Avenue Southeast was damaged with a key. The damage was estimated at $200. Sept. 7 — A vehicle parked at a residence on Fifth Avenue Southeast was damaged with a key. [...]

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I have been avoiding writing anything about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, for a long time. Much has been said by others, but it’s difficult to know what’s true and what’s opinion. Now, however, we are reaching the point where people are actually going to be depending on the government for [...]

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By David C. Olson, Guest Columnist Gov. Mark Dayton has coined the 2014 Legislature as the “Unsession,” saying he’ll concentrate on ideas to make state government better, faster and simpler. He’s asking Minnesotans to submit ideas to eliminate unnecessary or redundant laws, rules and regulations, and getting rid of anything else that makes state government nearly [...]

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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross misdemeanors • Jeffery Lee Sherman, 38, Little Falls; (offense: 7/5/13) driving after cancellation – inimical to public safety, fined $135, sentenced to 44 days in jail and supervised probation for one year. • [...]

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We are reminded of the old joke about a man who was asked why he kept pounding his head against a wall. He responded, “Because it feels so good when I stop.” That’s about the only explanation we can come up for why Republicans keep threatening to shut down the government or default on the [...]

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Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: • David John Salitros, 42, Bowlus — In connection with a Sept. 7 incident, Salitros has been charged with one count of driving after cancellation – inimical to public safety. • David James Fisher, 39, Royalton — In [...]

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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 Sept. 3 – [...]

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