Opinion

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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By Betsy Tepley Guest Columnnist It is that time of year again, when in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the sight of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles and the sound of bells remind us to be thankful for what we have and to think of others less fortunate. Often, when people think of […]

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To the Editor: We would like to sincerely thank all of the people at Bethel Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church who hosted the annual fundraising rummage sale for those supported by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. Also thanks to Thrivent for their generous monetary donation. The generosity, energy and support of these wonderful people […]

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By Joe Nathan Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House. The legislative process ultimately requires compromises between House, Senate and governor, […]

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