Opinion

To the Editor: Yesterday, a friend invited me to a morning meeting at Little Falls Senior Center, and I accepted. First, let me say that I had no idea what took place at Senior Center meetings, but I imagined grey-haired people, sipping coffee and having heated discussions about ham bingo. Imagine my surprise when I [...]

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To the Editor: I agree passengers should wear seatbelts, but as owner and driver of my car, it should be my right to use them or not. I am fed up with those idiots up on king hill telling me what I can or cannot do. So, Mr. Lawmaker, take your seatbelt law and shove [...]

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To the Editor: Staff and volunteers from St. Gabriel’s Hospital Auxiliary joined more than 75 other health care volunteers at the State Capitol Wednesday, April 9, to meet with legislators and advocate for health care services in Minnesota as part of the Health Care Auxiliaries of Minnesota (HCAM) Day at the Capitol. This collaborative effort [...]

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To the Editor: On behalf of the Swanville VFW, I would like to extend a sincere thanks to Brian and Kelly Allen, Red’s Irish Pub. This is the first year we held our annual fish fry there. It was a huge success. Brian also incorporated a meat raffle that evening and those profits will go [...]

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To the Editor: April 6 – 12 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Hands of Hope Resource Center would like to take this time to recognize and honor our volunteers that dedicate themselves to our agency in many ways. No matter what role each plays they are all an important part of our agency. Without them [...]

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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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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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