Archive | January 30, 2014

To the Editor: All of us complain at times about the way government is being run. We often get frustrated by what the politicians in Washington, D.C. and St. Paul are doing. What can we do about it? You can go to your precinct caucus. The caucuses are the starting point where you can make [...]

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To the Editor: Julianne Ortman is a fighter and a leader for Minnesotans. The people asked her to run for the U.S. Senate, a seat occupied by Al Franken. Voted in eight times by the people of her district with 65 percent of the vote speaks to the trust they have in her. Ortman says [...]

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To the Editor: “Don’t try to change the status quo” is true when changes occur; the people being annexed into Little Falls are finding this out. My wife and I served on the Energy and Environmental Commission with a focus to study waste management. Surveys asking whether wheel containers or plastic bags were preferred were [...]

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To the Editor: Under Gov. Mark Dayton and the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL)-led Legislature, we have a balanced state budget, a fairer tax system and this fall, free all-day kindergarten for all students. This is a stark contrast to Republican leaders who borrowed money from our schools and spent a decade disinvesting in Minnesota. To [...]

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When it’s 27 below, it’s hard to remember why we all live here, but then a reader sent me one article at the same time that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development sent out another, both revealing that our state is better than average. Of course, then the question becomes, “How?” I don’t [...]

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Can the Minnesota Business Partnership, which focuses on making the best possible use of existing funds, and Parents United, which urges that more money be spent on Minnesota’s public schools, find things they agree on? Can the African American Leadership Forum, which represents more than a thousand Minnesotans, many deeply concerned about public schools, agree [...]

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The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce recently published its 2014 Membership Directory. This directory serves as an easy reference for the community to do business locally as well as promoting member-to-member business opportunities. If you would like a free copy, stop by the Chamber office in the historic Cass Gilbert Depot. ••• The historic [...]

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To the Editor: The Pierz Knights of Columbus would like to thank Dave Rocheleau, all the basketball coaches and Brother Knights that helped in any way for this year’s free throw contest. Also, we want to thank all of the participants who showed good sportsmanship and courtesy.  — Dennis Welle, St. Isidore Council, Pierz #3982  [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  Charges for conspiring to have her ex-husband killed have been dismissed against Nancy Leona Meyer of Pierz. Meyer, charged in April 2012 with first-degree premeditated murder after she tried to hire a woman to kill her ex-husband, Jeff Fisk, for $200, has been found mentally ill and incompetent. Under Minnesota rules [...]

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