Opinion
Minnesota has experienced a horrific parade of violence against children in recent years. Just last week, we learned of the death of Sophia O’Neill, age 2, of Minneapolis, stomped to death allegedly by her mother’s boyfriend, age 17. The disappearance of Barway Collins, age 10, of Crystal a few ...Read More
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One of my fundamental beliefs about the world is that we are all tribal. The anthropologists theorize that we came out of the sea eons ago, and then began one long camping trip. We wandered around hunting for food, until one day we discovered if we just stayed put and raised crops, we wouldn’t hav...Read More
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To the Editor: I would like to thank and recognize Little Falls Community High School We Day students Mitchel Magee, Lauren Thielman, Aria Kapsner and Alexa Newman for efforts in raising money for the “Free The Children, We Create Change” program. The program is an international charity and educ...Read More
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By U.S. SENATOR AL FRANKEN Guest Columnist Minnesotans have always known how important safe, reliable rail service is to our state’s economy. Farmers and businesses have come to depend upon rail as an indispensable method of moving Minnesota products across the state and to markets around the wor...Read More
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By AMY KOWALZEK Guest Columnist There are three categories of land use requests the county receives. The most common is a Land Use Permit. County Planning and Zoning staff administer this type of permit. A land use permit is required to build a structure. As long as the structure meets required stan...Read More
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To the Editor: The Dam Festival is unhealthy for our kids. Every year my family stops by the festival, only to be disgusted and promptly leave. The Dam Festival should be a smoke-free environment for kids. We had to attempt to dodge the smoke at the bounce house area and other events. Also, why are ...Read More
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To the Editor: Board Members Jeffrey Jelinski, Randy Winscher, Mike Wilson and Duane Johnson failed to protect a lake which cannot protect itself. They said an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) was not necessary before Scenic View Campground could expand. They decided what was best for the co...Read More
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To the Editor: The Morrison County Animal Humane Society (MCAHS) has been running in the red for the past 20 years. Since 1995, our organization has been underfunded and struggled financially. We have survived due to a large single donor donation, however, these funds are being exhausted. This Board...Read More
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Who won and who lost in the recently concluded special session of the Minnesota Legislature is open to interpretation. From this viewpoint, it looks like DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was the biggest winner, DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was the biggest loser and Republican Speaker of the House Kurt Da...Read More
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Both sides of the aisle were in agreement when this year’s legislative session began that funding for transportation needs in Minnesota was a priority. As the session wore on it was obvious that there were two widely-varying philosophies for funding upgrades to the state’s roads and bridges. But...Read More
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To the Editor: Isn’t it interesting? Eighty-five votes for the EAW in the Record’s weekly online poll and only four votes opposed to the Fish Trap Lake Campground expansion. I wonder who those four voters were? It wouldn’t be the four commissioners who tried to ramrod through the Fish Trap Lak...Read More
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To the Editor: Hands of Hope Resource Center thanks Schlenner Wenner & Co., CHI St. Gabriel’s Health, Pine Country Bank, Randall State Bank, Bank of the West, Unity Bank, US Bank, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, First International Bank and Trust and Morri...Read More
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“Yes, love, … but not the love that loves for something, to gain something, or because of something, but that love that I felt for the first time, when dying, I saw my enemy and yet loved him. I knew that feeling of love which is the essence of the soul, for which no object [...]...Read More
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