Opinion

By Rep. Ron Kresha, Guest Columnist Minnesota has become a battleground in the debate over the size of government. On one side there is the battle cry for more government intervention into our economy and everyday lives, as we’ve seen over the past two years during one-party control in St. Paul. About $160 million was spent [...]

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To the Editor: Yesterday, a friend invited me to a morning meeting at Little Falls Senior Center, and I accepted. First, let me say that I had no idea what took place at Senior Center meetings, but I imagined grey-haired people, sipping coffee and having heated discussions about ham bingo. Imagine my surprise when I [...]

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So there I was, 65 feet above the ground, swaying on the scaffolding just outside the Minnesota State Capitol Building, attending the largest convention of stone carvers in the nation. Or so someone said. The ECM Editorial Board received a personal tour April 10 of the ongoing restoration of “the People’s Building.” When you see [...]

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To the Editor: I agree passengers should wear seatbelts, but as owner and driver of my car, it should be my right to use them or not. I am fed up with those idiots up on king hill telling me what I can or cannot do. So, Mr. Lawmaker, take your seatbelt law and shove [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive. …” The act is specific in detail and defines the context [...]

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To the Editor: Staff and volunteers from St. Gabriel’s Hospital Auxiliary joined more than 75 other health care volunteers at the State Capitol Wednesday, April 9, to meet with legislators and advocate for health care services in Minnesota as part of the Health Care Auxiliaries of Minnesota (HCAM) Day at the Capitol. This collaborative effort [...]

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To the Editor: On behalf of the Swanville VFW, I would like to extend a sincere thanks to Brian and Kelly Allen, Red’s Irish Pub. This is the first year we held our annual fish fry there. It was a huge success. Brian also incorporated a meat raffle that evening and those profits will go [...]

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By Col. Scott St. Sauver, Guest Columnist I would like to address a recent letter as it relates to Camp Ripley’s environmental management program. I respect individual freedom to express opinion and appreciate the opportunity to respond. The mission of Camp Ripley is only as strong as the environment and communities within which it belongs. Our [...]

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A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here’s [...]

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