Opinion

Can you believe it? School lunch is controversial. In this time of political extremes, even the hot dog is at risk. The federal government, in an attempt to ensure healthy eating for our children, requires schools to serve meals with new and very specific requirements for reduced salt, required whole grains, required quantities of fruits [...]

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To the Editor: For years, many of us here in Minnesota have relished long days outside hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. Our outdoor traditions are part of our local culture. What we don’t relish however, is being infected by a tick or bringing home an itchy poison ivy rash. Thanks to a new report by [...]

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To the Editor: A letter in last week’s Record was correct when it stated, “If my family spends $100 a week in Little Falls, we would only be paying 50 cents a week to have a beautiful recreational complex for our family.” For those living close to the complex, like the mayor who lives 5/8 [...]

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To the Editor: This will be a better year for our area school budgets, thanks to several good bills passed by the DFL Legislature. Those DFL bills put more state money into our schools, so our property taxes won’t have to increase. What was in those bills? A $485 million increase in school funding. That [...]

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To the Editor: This year’s “Ride for Eyes” was held Aug. 16 in Sobieski. It marked our 23rd motorcycle ride to raise money for the Lions Eye Bank. We would sincerely like to thank anyone, and everyone, who helped to make our “Ride” a success. It gives me as this year’s chairman, along with the [...]

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To the Editor: The Constitution of our country was written on religious principles by God-fearing men who loved Jesus. Our Constitution states that we have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is legal to destroy the life of the unborn. Also, evil judges have wiped [...]

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To the Editor: In the last legislative session, Rep. Kresha took the initiative to advocate for women who start businesses and women in the work place. He understands our future economic growth will succeed when all business owners and workers have a path to prosperity. Because of his work with women entrepreneurs, Rep. Kresha was [...]

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By Phil Gurbada, Guest Columnist I have been the elementary principal at Royalton Elementary for the past 26 years — more than a quarter of a century. It is a little uncomfortable when a former student comes to watch a program and spontaneously says, “You are still here.” Or when my son reports members of his [...]

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So the Minnesota Republican Party issues a press release announcing how offended it is that Sen. Al Franken recently held two road cones to his chest as if they were female breasts. Really. Is that the biggest issue they can come up with? Does anybody realize that the race between Franken and Republican challenger Mike [...]

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