Opinion

To the Editor: I met Shawn Larsen the summer of 1999 when he started to work for the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office. Shawn spent many hours with me as a ride-along officer during the final two years of my career. I got to know him very well. I was impressed with his capabilities. He is [...]

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To the Editor: Tom Justin has the experience we need for Morrison County sheriff. For almost 30 years he has dedicated his life to professional law enforcement. Much of that time has been at command level where he has managed personnel, budgets, resources and interaction with the public and other public safety agencies to provide [...]

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To the Editor: There are several errors I’d like to address in a letter to the editor in the Aug. 3 issue. The Little Falls City Council is not led by Mayor VanRisseghem. Don Klinker, the Council chair, leads the Council as deemed by the City Charter. The mayor has only one vote. The current [...]

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To the Editor: During my career I had the opportunity to work with and alongside many fine police officers. Tom Justin was one of those I remember well. He started only a few years after I did, and I had the opportunity to interact with and observe him for a good number of years. Tom [...]

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To the Editor: A big thank you to the Flensburg Baseball Committee for sponsoring all four teams in JVL. Players, coaches, parents, family members and fans all had fun, learned a lot and enjoyed the great game of baseball while eating and staying hydrated with the great service from the concession stand. Very successful seasons [...]

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To the Editor: It is disappointing that Royalton’s Platte River Day, which used to be a small town fun family event, has morphed into an event shrouded by excessive drinking and drunken behavior including vomiting in an alley, broken beer bottles on the street, loud obnoxious staggering adults and at least one assault. The saddest [...]

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To the Editor: Campaign season is in full swing. Lawn signs are up, political ads are in the paper and candidates are out and about vying for your vote. Your vote is important to each candidate. Your support is vital to them. We have many different contested races coming up in the August primary, both [...]

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To the Editor: In regard to Steve Wenzel’s July 31 letter, and the proposed 0.5 percent sales and use tax, I would like to remind voters that during Wenzel’s time in office, he led the charge on the Little Falls lodging tax and authored, introduced and carried the city food and beverage tax. I’m sure [...]

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To the Editor: As the sheriff’s candidates express their desire to decrease crime by “starting with our youth,” let’s evaluate “youth” crime in Morrison County. After a guilty verdict was announced for Byron Smith, Hands of Hope representatives immediately handed the judge an order for restitution demanding that Byron Smith pay for funeral costs and [...]

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