Opinion
To the Editor: We all want young people to be healthy, safe and reach their full potential. Underage drinking has enormous social and economic costs. Underage drinking parties are a point of easy access to alcohol for county youth. Currently, someone could throw an underage drinking party, but not b...Read More
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To the Editor: I could relate to the question posed by a March 22 letter asking what would you have done to prevent someone stealing your life’s hard-earned possessions, pertaining to Byron Smith’s reaction. Byron Smith did so many things wrong, but ending the constant grand larceny inside his h...Read More
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To the Editor: Royalton Community Education would like to thank the local businesses that contributed to the success of the annual Easter egg hunt. Numerous businesses showed great generosity by donating money, food and gift cards. Thanks to: Coborn’s, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Royalton Fire Departme...Read More
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To the Editor: Seventy-five railway safety projects at Minnesota’s most dangerous and congested railroad crossings would be completed statewide if a proposal from Gov. Dayton is passed this session. This includes the Burlington Northern Santa Fe crossing on Broadway West in Little Falls. The plan ...Read More
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By AMANDA KAPING, Guest Colunnist Sexual assault is an intolerable violent crime that affects many people, and it is happening right here in Morrison County. One in six boys and one in four girls will experience a sexual assault before the age of 18. In fiscal year 2014, Hands of Hope Resource Cent...Read More
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To the Editor: The Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to promote tourism 50 miles-plus and bring outside dollars to Little Falls. Tournaments and events are a draw for the hosting community. Youth sports could be the answer. This would increase visitors to the area and the ho...Read More
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By MARK JANUSCHKA, Guest Columnist Kudos to the Minnesota House GOP for advancing a long-term transportation funding package that provides for strategic and sustained investments. It doesn’t raise taxes, relying instead on efficient use of existing and new revenues. This is exactly the kind of in...Read More
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To the Editor: I have lived one block from Lindbergh School for 15 years. I grew up in a small town, three blocks from my elementary school, which has been shuttered and for sale for over a decade. People there remember better days — kids running to school, and modern, well-used but aging faciliti...Read More
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Minnesota’s politicians are embroiled in debate: What should we do with an extra billion dollars or two? Granted, the problem of too much money is always better than the problem of not enough. Still, it’s time to rein in our leaders and add some practical observations. First, the $1.9 billion bu...Read More
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