Opinion

To the Editor: I am writing this letter with no disrespect to the other candidates vying for the sheriff’s position in Morrison County, but I do have to put my foot out there to let you know that Shawn Larsen is the right man for the job. I have known Shawn for many years. His [...]

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To the Editor: Ken Kohler is the right choice for the 7th District Court Judge. As a 25-plus- year police officer, I have worked with Ken Kohler while he was a prosecutor as well as a defense attorney. Ken is trustworthy, fair and has the right experience to be our judge. Ken is a veteran [...]

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To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Tom Justin, candidate for Morrison County Sheriff. Tom is in his eighth year on the Royalton School Board. He served as board chairperson for the majority of his two four-year terms. Several positive thoughts come to mind when I think about Tom’s leadership on [...]

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To the Editor: Mark Liedl has supported our communities in many ways. Mark has pledged to organize the Crow Wing County Recorder Office to save taxpayers’ dollars. Vote for Mark Liedl, Aug. 12 in the primary election. Mark has our vote. — Tom and Marlene Larson, Brainerd

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To the Editor: The Little Falls City Council, led by Mayor VanRisseghem, voted for a resolution that proposes a sales tax for one-half cent  to pay for a $7.9 million Recreation Complex and Splash Pad (July 13 Record). I strongly believe this tax increase proposal to be fiscally irresponsible and a serious barrier to job [...]

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To the Editor: As a Morrison County citizen I am compelled to express my view of why Dan Rocheleau is the best candidate to become the next sheriff. Dan has been a dedicated K-9 officer for nine years. When his K-9 dog Brix died prematurely, he believed having another K-9 was invaluable to serve and [...]

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To the Editor: I first met Ron Rinkel in 1989 when I was a Morrison County Dairy Princess, and he was on the American Dairy Association (ADA) Board. We worked closely together that year and again several years later when I became secretary for the ADA Board. In recent years, our paths have crossed through [...]

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To the Editor: It is my honor to endorse Tom Justin for Morrison County Sheriff. I have known Tom for the last six years. In that time he has demonstrated his skills as a dynamic speaker, trainer and leader. I have seen him bring groups from bewilderment to mastering a difficult topic. He has the [...]

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To the Editor: As the former Benton County sheriff and captain with the Sauk Rapids Police Department, I have had the pleasure, and professional honor, of working closely with Tom Justin over the years. In my law enforcement life, I have witnessed Tom coordinate efforts to combat crime both with a number of task forces, [...]

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