Opinion
When President Obama first ran for the office in 2008, one issue that liberals criticized his predecessor, George W. Bush, on was U.S. foreign policy. Too many nations hated us, they said. Bush saw the U.S. as the world’s leader or, some would say, the world’s policeman. Indeed, after his ill-ad...Read More
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To the Editor: It’s been months since the election for City Council and mayor. On the city of Little Falls’ website, under “City Information” and “City Council and Mayor,” the names have been updated but the photo is of the previous administration. Apparently, it’s hard for some to let...Read More
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As Minnesota legislators conclude their business, here are four things I hope they do to help improve public schools. Some don’t cost any additional tax dollars. Some require a relatively modest investment in youngsters, schools and educators 1. Licensure. Make it easier and clearer for qualified,...Read More
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By ALICE SEAGREN, Guest Colunist Several years ago, when I served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I helped launch a proven reading intervention program called the Minnesota Reading Corps for children age 3 to grade 3 who are identified as not ready to read. These are the years when the f...Read More
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By Lee H. Hamilton, Guest Columnist There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. Agreements on Medicare reimbursements and on Iran, No Child Left Behind, Pacific trade and other issues in various committees led last month to...Read More
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  To the Editor: All voting Minnesotans, call your representatives to protect the funding for our rural airports. Found out from Rep. Nolan’s office that sometime in May or June the House will be voting on the Regional Essential Air Services Bill for Rural Commercial Airlines money. This mone...Read More
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To the Editor: On Wednesday, May 6, I participated in the annual “Day of Caring” for the fifth consecutive year. The day began with Little Falls Community High School students and staff, members of the National Guard and community residents and business people rallying in the gymnasium before em...Read More
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To the Editor: On behalf of the Little Falls Senior Center, thank you to everyone including the generous businesses and Senior Center members who donated to our volunteer recognition celebration held May 7. Best wishes. Congratulations to Mary Ann Justin and Walt Prokop for being named volunteers of...Read More
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To the Editor: In an effort to inform others regarding the upcoming school referendum, I’m compelled to voice my views. Graduating with the Little Falls Class of ‘99, I feel a responsibility to pay back to the school community. I would argue that children take on the traits of the environment fr...Read More
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To the Editor: Violence in society is such an important conversation. You captured the definition of violence in your April 19 editorial when you said, “violence steals opportunity and innocence from our children.” More importantly, it robs opportunity from us all. A happy life is one where we...Read More
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To the Editor: Hats off to the wonderful people in the Rice area who came to donate blood April 27 at Shepherd of the Pines Church, Rice, allowing over 200 lives to be helped by the 80 units of blood collected. Thank you very much and also thank you to the many volunteers and businesses [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: Having been a longtime resident of Little Falls, attended school and a local business owner, I encourage the voters of Little Falls to consider a “Yes” vote for the referendum May 19. I have been in the real estate business for many years which has allowed me to see and hear what ...Read More
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To the Editor: I am a senior citizen on a fixed income who does not see any reason I should have to pay for a community center which I will never enter. This is the third referendum in the last 10 years which we were led to believe the first one would take care of [...]...Read More
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