Opinion
By Lori swanson Guest Columnist “Shelly” and her family sat down to dinner when the phone rang. Before she answered the call, Shelly looked at the caller ID and saw her own name and phone number. She answered the call and heard a recording that offered to lower her credit card interest rate. She...Read More
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To the Editor: Thank you for sponsoring the Janson Nashville Concert: Pierz Ballroom, LF Radio, Strategic Farm Marketing, Janson Manure Equipment and Crop Insurance, Gruber Construction, F&M Bank, Unity Bank, Virnig Manufacturing, RadioShack, Producers Hybrids, Premier Financial, Pierz Lions, Pi...Read More
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I’ve long thought that one of the ailments of the U.S. economy has been a shortage of entrepreneurs. We heard a lot during the Great Recession about the unemployed, and we still hear that many Americans are “underemployed,” given their qualifications. The solution, it would seem, would be to g...Read More
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By JUDGE DOUGLAS ANDERSON Guest Columnist This editorial is intended to give information about restitution that is ordered in a criminal matter, and more specifically, in the Byron Smith case. To begin with, restitution is allowed by Minnesota Statutes 611A.04, subdivision 1, which provides: “A vi...Read More
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The National Association of Counties has issued an interesting report that, depending on one’s perspective, offers both good news or bad news. The bad news is that only 65 of the 3,069 counties in the United States have fully recovered the economic activity they had before the Great Recession hit ...Read More
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Familiar, sad and urgent. Those three words describe my reaction as a former high school history teacher to recent events around the “Black Lives Matter” campaign. From the Mall of America, to threats by the Bloomington city attorney, to deaths of African Americans and New York City police, ther...Read More
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Two of the first eight bills introduced in the Minnesota House this session show the lead author to be state Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls. Kresha is only beginning his second term, but already is beginning to make a name for himself around the capitol. In his first term, serving in the minority, ...Read More
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To the Editor: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education produces several publications designed to help students and families prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. It was recently brought to our attention that one publication, “Choosing a College,” is missing some important informat...Read More
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To the Editor: The New 2 You Thrift Store thanks the following for contributions in getting our store built and open: Froggy’s Signs, General Rental, Northwood’s Gutters, Cliff Segler, Ray’s Body Shop, Santala Construction, Home Furnace, Central Minnesota Electric, Tim Bremer/Sentenced to Serv...Read More
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