Opinion
To the Editor: The staff and board members of the Morrison County Food Shelf of Little Falls would like to thank all of the individuals, civic groups, schools, churches and many other groups that donated to the annual March Food Drive. We collected $55,517.09 in cash and 19,564 pounds of food. These...Read More
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To the Editor: A “yes” vote May 19 in support of the upcoming building bond referendum could also offer additional revenue and future growth in our community. There’s no denying that renovations and repairs are necessary at all district schools to prolong the life of existing buildings. A majo...Read More
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To the Editor: A positive event happened Saturday, April 18, by the Little Falls Police and Morrison County Sheriff’s departments. Myself and my two grandsons, 8 and 10, were biking in downtown Little Falls when the a police car pulled us over. He commended the two boys for wearing helmets and gav...Read More
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The time has come when penalties for convicted distracted drivers in Minnesota should be more severe and comparable to motorists convicted of drunken driving. In Minnesota, distracted driving is defined as drivers engaged in any activity that might distract from the primary task of driving. Legislat...Read More
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Each spring, a group of editors from our parent company, ECM Publishers, spends a day at the state capitol in St. Paul, meeting with the governor, legislative leaders and other state officials. We come prepared with our questions, and we learn a lot. This year’s agenda included a discussion of pre...Read More
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To the Editor: The Little Falls Community Schools Early Childhood Education program incorporates two programs that are open to all families. Preschool and ECFE. Preschool is an early learning program for children ages three – five years. Currently we are offering eight sections of preschool wi...Read More
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To the Editor: What has the Little Falls School Board done in the last three years to connect itself to the business community? It has partnered with the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls to establish a two-acre garden with the produce shared between the two. High school students work side-by-side ...Read More
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By Kate Festler, Guest Columnist Refugees have more favored status than immigrants. Refugees are eligible for all welfare. Forty-nine states have resettled refugees, mostly Muslims, and some cities are now resisting. Minnesota has received the largest number of refugees to date — over 10,000 Soma...Read More
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“It hadn’t occurred to me that my mother would die. Until she was dying, the thought had never entered my mind. She was monolithic and insurmountable, the keeper of my life. “She would grow old and still work in the garden. This image was fixed in my mind, like one of the memories from her [.....Read More
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To the Editor: I have a few personal observations concerning Camp Ripley’s Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program. The idea that the military feels the need to control the lands outside of Camp Ripley’s borders is disturbing to me. Many of us have not only co-existed with Camp Ripley all of o...Read More
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To the Editor: District 9B Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, has authored a bill (HF1066) that will deregulate telephone landlines. This is terrible legislation. More than 100 lobbyists and legislators are trying to end 100 years of telephone regulation in Minnesota. Phone companies no longer want  ...Read More
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To the Editor: I would like to commend Little Falls postmaster John Korf and postal assistant Ken Garrison for the great job they did with two senior citizens who were being scammed using the Internal Revenue Service scam. I happened to be at the post office and an elderly lady was standing ahead of...Read More
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