Archive | March 27, 2014

By Bruce Thompson, Guest Columnist  A recent decision by our Little Falls City Council warrants notification to all concerned citizens. My attention was drawn to a family installing a privacy fence last spring. My concern was directed to the owner/installer with no success. I obtained a copy of our City Ordinance 801 dated June 3, 1974, [...]

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Six high school students spoke out and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and Cherish Kovach – most of whom have [...]

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To the Editor: A few weeks back Tom West’s column about the “Winter Misery Index” contained a statement about global warming and that he was looking forward to its return. This demonstrates that he doesn’t grasp the concept, or the implications of this serious subject. Two weeks ago NOAA released a map showing what the [...]

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To the Editor: In his guest column last week, the DFL chair questions Rep. Kresha’s commitment to long-term care workers and the 5 percent campaign. He neglects to note that despite record-setting spending and tax increases, Democrats failed to allocate the sliver of funding needed to deliver on a 5 percent increase to those people [...]

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In Greater Minnesota, strong support for the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms persists. And make no mistake about it, during the past year area gun shops have had record sales because many citizens fear that the government will take away their guns, leaving them defenseless against tyrants or criminals who [...]

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To the Editor: Thank you to the 22 volleyball teams that participated in the 2014 co-ed volleyball tournament in Royalton, March 15. All fundraiser proceeds benefit the Royalton Splash Park construction.  Also, a big thank you to the volunteers who helped with net set-up, concession stand and clean-up. — Carla Gerads, tournament coordinator, Royalton To [...]

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On Saturday, March 15, District 9B republicans endorsed incumbent Rep. Ron Kresha for the November 2014 election. The endorsing convention was held at the Verndale High School with approximately 75 delegates and alternates from Districts 9A and 9B. By way of voice vote, the 9B delegates unanimously endorsed the uncontested Kresha. “There is no way [...]

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When I worked in Duluth, the paper that I worked at had a policy to endorse candidates in every race for the city council, school board, county board and state Legislature. It was a big production, and we would do two-day marathons, interviewing every candidate for 30 minutes each, breaking only for lunch. At one [...]

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Shelby Ann Malinowski was born to Stephanie (Fyten) and Jerry Malinowski of Pierz, March 18, 2014, at 7:49 a.m. at the St. Cloud Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Judy and the late Jerome Fyten of Pierz and Joe and Mary Malinowski of Pierz.

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