Archive | March 13, 2014
by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County services for families and children are making a positive difference. “Because of the new school-based mental health programs, there is a definite improvement from where it was five years ago,” Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Boar...Read More
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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Nearing the end of a tough road plowing/salting season and after fielding questions from the public about why road crews are out at certain times, Public Works Director Steve Backowski came to Tuesday’s County Board’s planning session with a short update. “We’...Read More
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Taking college-level courses at his high school was “fantastic,” according to Khalique Rogers, a student at Gordon Parks High School in St. Paul. “Our research shows that in just one year, these courses produced more than $13 million in potential savings for students and families,” according...Read More
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By Sen. Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist The 2013 Legislative Session adjourned last May with unprecedented tax and spending increases. During the interim an insurance client came to visit me with news that he is leaving Minnesota. He’s a successful businessman who lives in Florida for part of each ...Read More
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To the Editor: While driving my wife to an appointment, I noticed an American flag hanging on the front door of a  home (that has other window displays) hanging upside down. I am a Vietman vet and know what that flag represents and stands for. This shows no respect, honor or feelings for this flag ...Read More
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To the Editor: A March 9 letter says that Paul Gazelka’s, Jan. 5, letter on MNsure and the ACA, better known as Obamacare, was misleading. Actually, MNsure/Obamacare is so full of lies, failures and mismanagement, that being misleading is much more kind than stating a few facts. The often repeated...Read More
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There’s a story, I’m sure, behind every one of the 375 parcels on the Morrison County delinquent tax list. The list is being published this week under the public notices in the Record. Some people are having financial difficulty. Some people forgot. Some people sent in a check for the wrong amou...Read More
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Staff from the office U.S. Cong. Rick Nolan, D-8th District, will hold “Congress Comes to You” meetings in Morrison and Cass counties in March. “These Congress Comes to You meetings will provide residents throughout the 8th District an opportunity to meet with members of my staff and discuss m...Read More
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To the Editor: On behalf of the Friends of the Lindbergh Heritage, I’d like to thank all who supported us at our third fundraiser. I’d like to extend a special thanks to our outstanding volunteers, board members, the Falls Ballroom, and the businesses who sold tickets, donated silent auction ite...Read More
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The Minnesota economy is slowly beginning to show signs of life. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is trumpeting that, after adjustments, the number of Minnesotans working in December reached an all-time high for December. Still, the growth is a mixed bag. For th...Read More
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To the Editor: Darned Daylight Saving Time is set by idiot, political morons. All it does is make it harder on school kids. But then, what can you expect from people who have bankrupt the country. — Don Olson, Little Falls  ...Read More
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Henry R. Rahn, 86- year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home in Little Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls with Pastor David Sperstad officiating. Burial will be at Culdrum Cemetery north...Read More
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PUBLIC NOTICE: RIPLEY ESKER SNA The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments regarding allowing all hunting, trapping, berry-picking for non-commercial use, and dogs when accompanied by their owner at the Ripley Esker Scientific and Natural Area ...Read More
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