Opinion
To the Editor: I have a few personal observations concerning Camp Ripley’s Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program. The idea that the military feels the need to control the lands outside of Camp Ripley’s borders is disturbing to me. Many of us have not only co-existed with Camp Ripley all of o...Read More
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To the Editor: District 9B Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, has authored a bill (HF1066) that will deregulate telephone landlines. This is terrible legislation. More than 100 lobbyists and legislators are trying to end 100 years of telephone regulation in Minnesota. Phone companies no longer want  ...Read More
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To the Editor: I would like to commend Little Falls postmaster John Korf and postal assistant Ken Garrison for the great job they did with two senior citizens who were being scammed using the Internal Revenue Service scam. I happened to be at the post office and an elderly lady was standing ahead of...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Several lakes provide amenable angling action for residents of Morrison County, and many of the best are right in the area. The following lakes are what I believe are the best bets to produce on the May 9 fishing opener. No. 5: Sullivan Lake Th...Read More
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By GLEN ERICKSON, Guest Columnist In Minnesota, property taxes provide most of the funding for local government services. Each property’s share of taxes is determined according to its value, classification (use), and each jurisdiction’s property tax levy. The Morrison County Assessor’s Office...Read More
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With great apprehension we watch the spread of the avian flu virus through Minnesota turkey farms. The numbers change by the day, but at this writing 2.6 million birds on 46 farms in 16 counties have been destroyed. While the disease, influenza A virus subtype H5N2, poses almost no threat to humans,...Read More
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To the Editor: Voting yes on the referendum is crucial. I was teaching and coaching in the high school when it opened in 1972. It didn’t take long for us to outgrow the gym spaces needed for all of the physical education classes and extra-curricular activities. After late basketball practices, the...Read More
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To the Editor: I hesitate to write this letter as I do not want to jeopardize future efforts to get the Morrison County Social Host Ordinance passed. But, I grow weary of people who want to be in leadership positions and fail to lead. Excellent information and data along with professional and person...Read More
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To the Editor: The Minnesota Fishing Museum-Hall of Fame is grateful for the vast community support shown by over 100 individuals, businesses and organizations for our eighth annual Fishing with the Pros fundraiser and banquet held April 17 at the Falls Ballroom. With over 30 professional anglers, g...Read More
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Testing and, more broadly, learning have been disrupted in the past two weeks for thousands of Minnesota students. The Minnesota Department of Education says equipment failure and outside computer attacks on Pearson, the company hired to run our statewide tests, caused the problems. The problems bec...Read More
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To the Editor: If you have been a victim of home invasions, you can understand Byron Smith’s response to his home invasions. If you have not been a victim, you cannot understand Byron’s responses. I have been a victim of a series of home invasions that occurred while I was at work. Guns, jewelry...Read More
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To the Editor: It is with great anticipation that I await May 19. On that day, we as a Little Falls community have the all-important responsibility to improve our own lives and the lives of our entire community. As a parent of four children in the school district, I look forward to the opportunity o...Read More
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To the Editor: How gratifying to see letters expressing thanks for the Heartland Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and concern that concert attendance in Little Falls is so low. I play violin with the HSO. I also teach at St. Francis Music Center (SFMC) and direct its string orchestras. Thank you to last wee...Read More
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