Opinion

Please buckle your seat belts, Flight 2013 will be coming in for a landing shortly. Make sure your issues are in an upright position, and behave yourselves until we come to a full stop. Flight 2013 began several gallons short of a full tank, and it seemed as if it might not last until the [...]

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Christmas is upon us once again, and families, no matter how far flung, will be gathering around hearth and home. It is said to give us a warm, comfy feeling and visions of sugar plums. Some of us even find our way to church, although for many it is a duty done only to maintain [...]

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With the holiday season in full swing and the weather dipping below zero, like most of you I have been eating too much and exercising too little. Suddenly, meat and cheese platters have been showing up at work, and when I get home, an array of baked goods has arrived. Most of the time, I [...]

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The first snow of the season is always met with great anticipation. When snow first falls, it brightens up the drab landscape. It is also usually a bit sticky, which makes for good snowmen, snow forts and snowballs. The joys of sledding are more marginal because it’s better to have icy rather than sticky snow. [...]

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Change has certainly been the mantra at the Record this year. Those of us who work in the newspaper industry understand the inevitability of that. We are undergoing an occasionally painful but profound way in which information is delivered to consumers. Ninety years ago, newspapers were supposed to be put out of business by radio. [...]

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Bad things happen to people who use heroin. Most people in Morrison County know that. A couple of weeks back, a Minneapolis drug dealer was convicted of third degree murder for the heroin overdose of a Little Falls woman almost two years ago. The message didn’t get through to everyone. Last week, a Little Falls [...]

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When you talk to folks about education, be they teachers or school athletic boosters, the phrase one hears most often is, “It’s all about the kids.” But then when it comes to hashing out education policy, the only conclusion can be, “It’s all about the adults.” We have been at war with each other over [...]

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Tens of thousands of words will be written over the next two weeks regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy Nov. 22, 1963. I am among the 21 percent of Americans alive today who understood the importance of that event when it occurred. I was sitting in a high school “typing” class clackety-clacking away while [...]

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An open letter to University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill: I’ve been a Gopher fan since the days when Gopher football was the biggest athletic attraction in the state, when basketball had trouble drawing 5,000 people even with the Minneapolis Lakers winning world championships, and the baseball Saints and Millers were both minor league. [...]

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