Opinion

Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. While this doesn’t ensure agreement, it’s encouraging that these leaders share some similar priorities. They include a review […]

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To the Editor: Now that the elections are over and spring is coming in about five – six months, it is time to consider highways and byways. Problem: if you are coming from the north on Highway 10 and you miss the exit near McDonald’s, VFW to go into Little Falls, you have no chance […]

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By Brian Middendorf, Guest Columnist The Morrison County Attorney’s Office provides the citizens of the county with a wide variety of services. This article will focus on our services for crime victims. Being a victim of a crime can be a very difficult experience. Whether you or a family member has been victimized, you may be […]

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To the Editor: During this season of Thanksgiving, I think it is only appropriate to commend Sister Mary Blasé for her 14 years of dedication and commitment to the Clothes Review, or as I call it, “The St. Francis Boutique.” It is evident that Sister Blase put her heart and soul into her vocation. Her […]

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By Jeanette Eller Watland, Guest Columnist Recently The Record published a story regarding the demise of bees. While this is an important topic to discuss, there are some areas of this story that need to be further addressed. Honeybees have been on the decline in recent years, with the winter of 2006-2007 seeing the first drop […]

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The second annual enrollment period for MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, begins in earnest this week, and that provides both good news and bad news. The good news is that by creating a state exchange, Minnesotans who receive subsidies are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it was written. The Supreme Court has […]

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The 7th Judicial District, which includes Morrison County, had two unusual elections this fall. They were unusual because they were contested, meaning that an incumbent judge had a challenger. Under Minnesota’s state Constitution, we elect our judges, but that is in name only. The reality is that most judges resign/retire in mid-term, a non-partisan commission […]

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To the Editor: Thank you to the Little Falls Rotary Club for donating a student dictionary to our third graders at Mary of Lourdes School. The students love to use them. Also thank you to the Little Falls Fire Department, VFW and other Little Falls businesses, for making it possible for each student to receive […]

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The Republican wave that allegedly swept across the country, didn’t start in eastern Manitoba and western Ontario. It must have started in Alberta, because it roared from the Rocky Mountain states deep into Dixie, flushing Democrats from office all over the place. But not in Minnesota. We have bigger waves in backyard wading pools. While […]

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