In June 2013, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed the city of Little Falls as a Yellow Ribbon City. Morrison County and 13 cities in the county received the distinction. Dayton’s proclamation, noting that men and women of the military are being called to duty with more and more frequency, and that they and their families make sacrifices for the defense of the U.S., noted that “Through the efforts of the people of Little Falls, military members and their families enjoy peace of mind knowing they have the appreciation, love and support of people in this community.” A Yellow Ribbon community offers a support network for deployed veterans to help their families with such things as lawn care, snow shoveling, child care, an occasional meal, ride, sending care packages and helping those veterans who have returned home, making a point of reaching out if the veteran needs them. Members of the Morrison County Yellow Ribbon Network presented the Little Falls City Council with the governor’s proclamation Monday, which was accepted by Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem. Pictured at the presentation are front row (from left): Rich Collins, VanRisseghem and Renee Tabatt. Back row: Greg Zylka and Tim Tabatt.