Archive | November 1, 2013

To the Editor: I would question the source of information of last week’s guest columnist. I never heard any of the Republicans say they would not negotiate, but every time Barack Obama was in front of a camera, he said he would not negotiate. That sounds like it was Obama who was responsible for the [...]

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On Oct. 21, in the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, Walter Lee Hale, 28, St. Paul, was convicted of one felony count of harassment, violating a restraining order within 10 years of a previous domestic violence conviction. Because of previous physical abuse, a victim received a harassment restraining order against Hale in January. [...]

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“We have halls of fame for athletes and entertainers and should afford the same degree of recognition to our star educators and through that channel of the education profession. … This is an excellent idea.” That’s how Arthur Dorman, a Minnesota educator, responded to a recent column praising Oklahoma’s Educator Hall of Fame. Most but [...]

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Adam Daniel McDougall, 27, Randall, was charged Oct. 29 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count each of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation. On Oct. 27, deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault in Little Falls. The victim reported that McDougall choked her, leaving marks on her neck, after [...]

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Albert Hughes Griffith, 41, Hillman, was charged Oct. 29 with one felony count of making terroristic threats with reckless disregard for risk. On Oct. 26, a suicidal male was reported at a residence in Richardson Township in Morrison County. Sheriff’s deputies responded, but were unable to locate anyone. The deputies found the victim, who said [...]

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Exuding a candidate’s optimism, President Barack Obama predicted last year that partisan fever in the Republican Party would break if he were re-elected. Now, only weeks removed from a government shutdown followed by perilous congressional flirtation with debt default, it’s reasonable to wonder whether fevered brinkmanship is the only way to write a budget in [...]

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An open letter to University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill: I’ve been a Gopher fan since the days when Gopher football was the biggest athletic attraction in the state, when basketball had trouble drawing 5,000 people even with the Minneapolis Lakers winning world championships, and the baseball Saints and Millers were both minor league. [...]

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William Joseph Marty, 41, Little Falls, was charged Oct. 24 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count each of domestic assault and making terroristic threats. On Oct. 22, officers responded to a report of a domestic situation in Pike Creek Township. They spoke with the victim who allegedly said that Marty, who she [...]

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