Opinion

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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By Bruce Thompson, Guest Columnist  A recent decision by our Little Falls City Council warrants notification to all concerned citizens. My attention was drawn to a family installing a privacy fence last spring. My concern was directed to the owner/installer with no success. I obtained a copy of our City Ordinance 801 dated June 3, 1974, [...]

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Six high school students spoke out and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and Cherish Kovach – most of whom have [...]

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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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In Greater Minnesota, strong support for the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms persists. And make no mistake about it, during the past year area gun shops have had record sales because many citizens fear that the government will take away their guns, leaving them defenseless against tyrants or criminals who [...]

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To the Editor: Thank you to the 22 volleyball teams that participated in the 2014 co-ed volleyball tournament in Royalton, March 15. All fundraiser proceeds benefit the Royalton Splash Park construction.  Also, a big thank you to the volunteers who helped with net set-up, concession stand and clean-up. — Carla Gerads, tournament coordinator, Royalton To [...]

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When I worked in Duluth, the paper that I worked at had a policy to endorse candidates in every race for the city council, school board, county board and state Legislature. It was a big production, and we would do two-day marathons, interviewing every candidate for 30 minutes each, breaking only for lunch. At one [...]

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To the Editor: The Motley Food Shelf Board wants to thank past supporters and remind all that March is FoodShare Month.  We hope the community will consider supporting the needs of Motley neighbors. Minnesota FoodShare Month is an opportunity to stretch dollars to feed more people. The Minneapolis Council of Churches has an allocation fund [...]

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