Opinion

I had a bad day recently, dealing with the mysteries that come with the end of life. They got me thinking about how I’d like to check out when the time comes. I know, that’s not anyone’s favorite topic, but I have long admired the way an uncle of mine exited. He had a heart [...]

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To the Editor: Camp Ripley is a modern military training site where live-fire exercises take place all summer long, year after year. What are the health and environmental ramifications of living in Little Falls, five miles from Camp Ripley? It seems plausible there is a correlation between Morrison County’s low state health ranking and the [...]

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To the Editor: The GOP deputy chair of Morrison County stated in a letter to the editor that Rep. Kresha voted in favor of the 5 percent funding for long-term care workers. That the bill had bipartisan support which included Rep. Kresha. Also, under DFL control this bill wasn’t passed. These statements made are all [...]

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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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