Opinion

To the Editor: Morrison County voters have an important decision to make this fall in determining who will be their next sheriff. It is clear Tom Justin is the right choice and the best choice for Morrison County sheriff. As a multitalented law enforcement professional, Tom brings the professionalism, expertise, collaborative work style and common [...]

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To the Editor: As the candidates for sheriff of Morrison County share their campaign platforms, we are reminded of how important this role is. Since the aftermath of the Byron Smith trial, let’s evaluate why we desperately need a change: 1) A home invasion occurred at Smith’s home Oct. 27, 2012, that totaled $42,000. No [...]

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To the Editor: Charles Strack is a candidate running for Morrison County sheriff. I have known him for many years both professionally and personally. Charles has been very professional and compassionate as a peace officer for the citizens of Morrison County and has gained the respect of many. His experience and knowledge of the law [...]

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Major League Baseball’s All-Star game was played in Minneapolis 12 days ago. I watched because it is the only professional all-star game that is truly competitive. Pitchers and hitters don’t want to embarrass themselves. It isn’t like that in other sports, where all-stars suddenly forget defense when the elite get together. As your enterprising investigator, [...]

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The world is a dangerous place and becoming more so. We know that. Almost every day now, news arrives that somebody killed his neighbor or his wife or blew up a bus or a building or a workplace, etc. And if that isn’t enough, somebody shot down a commercial airliner in Ukraine, bombed a U.N. [...]

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By Brian-Paul Crowder, Guest Columnist Theoretically, I am enormously in favor of the city of Little Falls having an Area Recreational Complex. Theoretically. Despite voting “No,” I don’t necessarily object to the city moving ahead with the project; what I object to and voted against was its poor planning. There has been so much attention focused [...]

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To the Editor: On behalf of Linden Hill and the Garden and Grounds Committee, we would like to thank the gardeners that hosted our Garden Walk: Paul and Ginny Given, Jackie Glatzmaier, Bob and Linda LeMieur, Mike and Linda Conley and the Franciscan Sisters Community Gardeners along with 40 gardeners at Linden Hill and all [...]

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Sean McComb, recently named 2014 National Teacher of the Year, has given one of the best speeches I’ve ever read about what teachers can and often do accomplish. As he told thousands of other educators gathered at the National Education Association conference: “When those children come through the school doors, teachers are the decisive element. [...]

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To the Editor: This August, county voters will have a chance to vote for our new sheriff. Having worked at the sheriff’s office for years, retiring at the rank of sergeant, I feel well-positioned to judge who possesses the qualities of a good sheriff. Shawn Larsen is the clear choice. While all the candidates are [...]

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