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In the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Gov. Mark Dayton and also to sit in on a Q-and-A session with one of the Republican candidates seeking his job, Marty Seifert. The conference call with Dayton came while he was in his car returning to the Mayo [......Read More
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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...Read More
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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’...Read More
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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 mak...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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