Opinion
By Roman Witucki, Guest Columnist Although much larger in scope, preparing a state budget is similar to preparing a family budget. Just like families, government sets priorities for spending for long-term success. You can see the similarity by looking at Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed two-year state...Read More
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Plagued by aging bridges and too many potholes, state officials are finally getting around to addressing the problem. Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton came out with his plan, which would raise an additional $11.3 billion in taxes over the next 10 years and use them to pay to fix the roads. The bulk of th...Read More
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To the Editor: As I read the Record’s Feb. 15 front page article, I can’t help but ask myself, “What are they referring to? Cattle, elephants, what?” Never have I seen in scientific print or heard the human race classified as a “herd.” In Genesis, when the human race was created, they we...Read More
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New ideas, attitudes and opportunities are coming for Minnesota students. That was a central theme at the Feb. 6 “Pathways to Postsecondary” conference, cosponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. If things work out as state official...Read More
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At the White House Conference on Countering Violent Extremism this week, President Obama said, “The U.S. is not at war with Islam.” However, the question remains, “Is Islam at war with the United States?” In advance of the conference, the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Minnesota (C...Read More
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By Nancy Henderson, Guest Columnist The public schools in Minnesota deserve support from “all” members of our community. Without a good school system Little Falls and Randall would not attract new businesses or new families that make those businesses thrive. Without a good public school system,...Read More
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To the Editor: The Pierz Knights of Columbus would like to thank Dave Rocheleau, all the basketball coaches and brother Knights that helped in any way for this year’s free throw contest. Also we want to thank all of the participants who showed good sportsmanship and courtesy. — Dennis Welle, St....Read More
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To the Editor: We live in a fear-based society, created by media distortions and government secrecy at all levels. Our nation is plagued with out-of-control military spending, military veteran neglect, unchecked police brutality, the Disposition Matrix (presidentially authorized illegal drone assass...Read More
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To the Editor: A Feb. 8 letter states: “If you are ‘pro-life’ I hope your activism goes beyond the lives of the unborn.” I have been active with pro-life groups since 1980. It is with pride that I can say pro-lifers are very involved in social issues, fostering dignity and respect for all hu...Read More
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