Opinion

To the Editor: This August, county voters will have a chance to vote for our new sheriff. Having worked at the sheriff’s office for years, retiring at the rank of sergeant, I feel well-positioned to judge who possesses the qualities of a good sheriff. Shawn Larsen is the clear choice. While all the candidates are [...]

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To the Editor: I spent 33 years serving in the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office in Rochester, serving as sheriff for over four terms. I was active in the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association and the National Sheriff Association. In recent years, serving as a consultant, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Tom Justin on [...]

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To the Editor: Good governance requires representatives who are willing to look closely at policy and make hard decisions. Rep. Ron Kresha is a thoughtful man who has proven that he is willing to weigh the fiscal consequences of policy decisions and look for the best solutions in a complex political environment. Kresha is a [...]

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To the Editor: I am supporting Tom Justin for Morrison County Sheriff. Tom is service driven and has the experience and proven leadership ability to provide for effective change in the Sheriff’s Office. Tom has significant law enforcement experience in managing many of the issues our county is facing today. His service on the Royalton [...]

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To the Editor: I’ve known Shawn Larsen all his life and am impressed with the kind of man he is. He was blessed to have outstanding role models in his parents, Denny and Sandy Larsen. From them he learned about hard work; honesty; love of God, family and country; respect for others; kindness; a sense [...]

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To the Editor: The Royalton Splash Park Committee, thanks all who attended our grand opening and ribbon cutting July 12. Special thanks to Dave and Theresia, Royalton Dairy Queen, for donating, cooking and serving hot dogs, Buds to Blossoms for the ribbon, the Little Falls Chamber for  the large scissors, McDonald’s in Little Falls and [...]

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To the Editor: The article in last week’s Record states only one of the canines in the Sheriff’s Department has a protective vest. It is important each dog has one. These canines do a very dangerous job and deserve no less than a deputy. Often he is first on the scene of an armed perpetrator. [...]

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To the Editor: Stewart Mills, running against Rick Nolan for Congress, identifies himself as the ‘‘unintentional candidate.” His intent is very real. His Facebook posting of a call-to-arms against the phantom “attack” the government is making to “the grabbing of our weapons” goes to the anti-government ideology of the Tea Party. The Tea Party’s smaller [...]

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To the Editor: In response to a letter in the July 6 issue, some renewables, like corn ethanol, are not beneficial according to science. When politics get involved, they pick winners and losers. It’s who you know and how much money you spend on lobbyists, etc. Some may pan out, but the free market is [...]

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