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A Minnesota group calling itself “Better Ed” should “know better” than to distribute misleading statistics. Perhaps even worse than the original act of distributing a postcard with inaccurate statistics is an email acknowledgement that these folks know the statistics are not accurate. Here’s the story, along with reactions from a few Minnesota superintendents whose high […]

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People have been complaining about the weather a lot lately, most of them with icicles hanging from their nose. However, West’s Winter Misery Index (WWMI) says those complaints are out of line. Just because you can’t see the barn from the house or your auto sounds like a hog in distress doesn’t mean this is […]

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I’m having a hard time believing that another year has come and gone. Last year was not the best year, but it truly wasn’t the worst. There are many great things happening in and around Little Falls. Many people from various groups and organizations are collaborating on thoughts and ideas to make a better Little […]

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A new year is upon us and it’s time to get out the trusty crystal ball. The visions in the ball are crystal clear, but are still hard to read through the duct tape and Elmer’s glue that hold everything together. Nonetheless, here are a dozen things to expect in 2014: 1. On the local […]

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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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