Although the fact that the Minnesota Vikings star running back, Adrian Peterson, was indicted by a Texas grand jury for beating a 4-year-old bloody has stirred up a great controversy, the easy way out is to miss the point. The easy way is to say the NFL and the Vikings are amoral and care only [...]

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To the Editor: I am responding to the writers of the Aug. 10 Record, both of whom took issue on my opposition to a sales tax increase for residents of Little Falls in order to build a $7.9 million recreation complex/splash pad. Both letters expressed strong support for Mayor VanRisseghem’s entertainment facility/tax increase proposal for [...]

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To the Editor: Al Doty did more for us in two terms than some others would have in decades. He authored two big Camp Ripley projects, bringing millions in construction money for local contractors. Al added funding to help Pine Grove Zoo become accredited. Al wrote bills to allow the Little Falls City Council to [...]

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To the Editor: I commend you Tom Anderson for your letter to the editor, concerning the Smith trial. As a “lay person” we aren’t aware of all the facts in any court case. We can only think, hope and pray that the court system would have all the facts. Why didn’t this occur? Do we [...]

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To the Editor: While Al Doty was on his previous tour in the state Legislature, a bill to eliminate state income tax on military pay was moving through the Legislature. None of our neighboring states require these payments. I personally discussed this bill with Doty and asked for his support. However, he refused and the [...]

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To the Editor: Last week I attended the County Board meeting and after adjourning, the planning session for the future direction of Morrison County Public Health was discussed. I was deeply concerned with the lack of leadership taken by the commissioners. With the time and dollars being spent in unnecessary restructuring, the elimination of the [...]

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By Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist Retirees across the nation know every penny counts when you are living on a fixed income and, in Minnesota, retirees are learning fast that making their dollars stretch farther is getting harder to do these days. According to Kiplinger.com, “The North Star State offers cold comfort on the tax front to [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com After about a half hour of negotiations during a City Council meeting recess,  Matt Pantzke was offered the job of city manager/bar manager in Randall. He will be replacing Jerry Peterschick who has been in the position for 20 years. Pantzke and his wife, Vanessa, live in Randall and they [...]

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Due to construction, water will be shut tomorrow (Friday, September 19th) from approximately 8:00 a.m. until approximately noon on Third Street Northeast from First Avenue to Fourth Avenue. Any questions can be directed to Greg Kimman, Public Works Director, 320-616-5500.  

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