Opinion

In the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Gov. Mark Dayton and also to sit in on a Q-and-A session with one of the Republican candidates seeking his job, Marty Seifert. The conference call with Dayton came while he was in his car returning to the Mayo [...]

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Taking college-level courses at his high school was “fantastic,” according to Khalique Rogers, a student at Gordon Parks High School in St. Paul. “Our research shows that in just one year, these courses produced more than $13 million in potential savings for students and families,” according to Mary Olson, director of communication and public relations [...]

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By Sen. Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist The 2013 Legislative Session adjourned last May with unprecedented tax and spending increases. During the interim an insurance client came to visit me with news that he is leaving Minnesota. He’s a successful businessman who lives in Florida for part of each winter. He’s a responsible citizen, willing to pay [...]

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To the Editor: While driving my wife to an appointment, I noticed an American flag hanging on the front door of a  home (that has other window displays) hanging upside down. I am a Vietman vet and know what that flag represents and stands for. This shows no respect, honor or feelings for this flag [...]

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To the Editor: A March 9 letter says that Paul Gazelka’s, Jan. 5, letter on MNsure and the ACA, better known as Obamacare, was misleading. Actually, MNsure/Obamacare is so full of lies, failures and mismanagement, that being misleading is much more kind than stating a few facts. The often repeated lie ,that if you like [...]

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There’s a story, I’m sure, behind every one of the 375 parcels on the Morrison County delinquent tax list. The list is being published this week under the public notices in the Record. Some people are having financial difficulty. Some people forgot. Some people sent in a check for the wrong amount. Some people don’t [...]

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To the Editor: On behalf of the Friends of the Lindbergh Heritage, I’d like to thank all who supported us at our third fundraiser. I’d like to extend a special thanks to our outstanding volunteers, board members, the Falls Ballroom, and the businesses who sold tickets, donated silent auction items, or helped us make this [...]

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The Minnesota economy is slowly beginning to show signs of life. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is trumpeting that, after adjustments, the number of Minnesotans working in December reached an all-time high for December. Still, the growth is a mixed bag. For the second consecutive month, DEED said that the labor [...]

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To the Editor: Darned Daylight Saving Time is set by idiot, political morons. All it does is make it harder on school kids. But then, what can you expect from people who have bankrupt the country. — Don Olson, Little Falls  

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