Opinion
Seven Minnesota education stories strike me as especially encouraging in looking back on 2014. This isn’t to suggest everything is perfect. But we should give students, families, school faculty, Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators credit for some important steps. First, in a terrific Senate hea...Read More
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To the Editor: Morrison County Social Services would like to thank the Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club and St. Stanislaus Church in Bowlus, the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, as well as several private donations that assisted in providing gifts for children and disabled adults. Your caring genero...Read More
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To the Editor: Gifts of all shapes and sizes are on the minds of many at Christmastime. The joy of giving that special something to family and friends is sweetened by the look on their face when they open the package. Receiving a gift brings feelings of anticipation, excitement and thankfulness. All...Read More
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To the Editor: Harding Place staff and residents would like to thank the Morrison County Disabled Veterans Chapter 12 for their generous cash donation that will be used to make the residents holidays special, and Rose and Jim Preimesberger for the treat bags that will go into the residents Christmas...Read More
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Too many Minnesotans are spending thousands of dollars to earn a degree in fields where there are not many well-paying jobs. And we need to do a far better job of helping more students graduate with some form of higher education certificate or degree. These were two of the strongest messages of a De...Read More
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To the Editor: I believe many in Little Falls agree with a Dec. 14 letter and its opinion of Ms. Hensel. She’s become a nuisance; therefore, her rights as a U.S. citizen don’t matter. We should stop the madness, but which madness? There is madness everywhere. There are too many VIPs in Little Fa...Read More
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By midweek, the tinsel will be on the tree, the gifts will be wrapped and anticipation will be high. High for what? We know what is coming. In this part of the world it will be Christmas, when believers celebrate as they have for more than 2,000 years, the birth of Jesus Christ, who taught [...]...Read More
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In 1980, when she was only 10 years old, Joyce Siegel, who lived on a farm near Randall, did not understand why President Jimmy Carter was unable to get the American hostages back from Iran. They weren’t released until the moment Carter’s successor, Ronald Reagan, was sworn in. Those were the fi...Read More
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The good news is that voter turnout in Morrison County for last month’s election was above the state average. The county vote  turnout was 52.5 percent, tied for 33rd highest among the 87 counties. The bad news is that Minnesota, traditionally first or second in voter turnout nationwide, dropped ...Read More
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