Opinion
In late April, the Morrison County Board voted, 3-2, not to enact a “social host ordinance” (SHO) that would have made it a crime to host a party where alcohol is served knowingly to underage drinkers. Barely a week later, the American Journal of Public Health released survey findings that revea...Read More
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  To the Editor: I first visited Fish Trap Lake in 1956 when I was 4 years old. My grandfather had purchased a resort. Since then our family has and still owns several homes and properties on the lake. My grandfather, then my father and now I have a responsibility to protect and preserve this [...Read More
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To the Editor: I am a full-time resident on Fish Trap Lake, and a taxpayer. Our county commissioners, voted in by the people, are ignoring the Fish Trap Lake petition signed by over 200 people against expanding Lakes Scenic View campground. We requested an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) do...Read More
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To the Editor: The staff and advisory board at St. Camillus Place thank all the businesses and organizations who supported the Spring Magic event, making it successful again for the people who attended. A special thanks to the staff at the Falls Ballroom for the delicious meal and the great music pr...Read More
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To the Editor: A petition with over 200 signatures has been presented to the Morrison County commissioners requesting that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) be required before any decision on the expansion of the Fish Trap Lake Campground is made. Protecting our lakes and rivers should be ...Read More
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By Robin Hensel and Coleen Rowley, Guest Columnists Why are Germans protesting the U.S. Air Force Base at Ramstein? A case heard this month argues it is illegal for the German government to allow the U.S. base at Ramstein to facilitate drone murders abroad, especially after the passage of a resolu...Read More
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Sometimes art and history come together in wonderful ways. That’s what happened in a terrific musical and two marvelous movies that I saw over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Although they described vastly different people, each illustrated art’s immense ability to move us and enrich our lives...Read More
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Having come off of the adoption of universal kindergarten, Gov. Mark Dayton has moved quickly and aggressively for a universal 4-year-old school program. There is much to like regarding universal preschool education as a means of reaching students at a critical time, and the proposal speaks well to ...Read More
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Last fall, regular readers will recall, the first annual family Great Pumpkin Contest did not end well for this editor and his grandson. The largest pumpkins we produced were ceramic, supplied by neighbors who took pity on these men of soil who otherwise raised pumpkins the size of marbles. We were ...Read More
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To the Editor: The staff and Board members of the Morrison County Food Shelf in Little Falls would like to thank the local Boy Scouts and postal workers who collected food for the Stamp Out Hunger Campaign. They collected over 5,000 pounds of food. It is through their continued generosity that we ar...Read More
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“Then there were long, lazy summer afternoons when there was nothing to do but read. And dream. … I think that is why our great men and women so often have sprung from small towns, or villages. They have had time to dream in their adolescence. … Little that is competitive, much that is unconsc...Read More
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(Editor’s note: Ernie Pyle was a newspaper correspondent during World War II, noted for writing from the viewpoint of the enlisted troops. This column was never completed. A handwritten draft of it was found in Pyle’s pocket, April 18, 1945, the day he was killed by a Japanese machine-gunner on ...Read More
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To the Editor: To Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks; the Record; Will and Tiffany Threlkeld; the many contributors who donated cash and/or silent auction donations; volunteers who worked tirelessly at out fundraiser; and the 300 guests who attended we say “thank you so very much.” All of you made ...Read More
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