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Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines. Or it blindsides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence — how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop it — deserves a closer look. [...]...Read More
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Finishing 77th out of 87 may not seem like a reason to cheer. It’s still way too close to the bottom. But we are nevertheless heartened by that 77th position in the statewide county health rankings. That’s Morrison County’s best showing since the rankings were begun by the University of Wiscon...Read More
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Minnesota’s politicians are embroiled in debate: What should we do with an extra billion dollars or two? Granted, the problem of too much money is always better than the problem of not enough. Still, it’s time to rein in our leaders and add some practical observations. First, the $1.9 billion bu...Read More
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Last week was officially designated as Sunshine Week, which gives newspapers a reason to remind readers that the government works for them — but they will never know that it does if government workers think what they do is no business of the public’s. As the so-called Fourth Estate, the media is...Read More
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The Little Falls City Council is likely to vote Monday to eliminate the city’s Golf Club Advisory Board. We have mixed feelings about that. On the one hand, the Council should not be managing the golf course. Its job is to set overall policy and goals and then hold city staff accountable. For year...Read More
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March is FoodShare Month — and a reminder to all of us that many people still need help with the daily need for food. It is also a time when food shelves in Minnesota reap additional benefits when we share our own good fortune. The theme for this year’s FoodShare Month drive: “Be the hero, [.....Read More
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Thursday, the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet at the Falls Ballroom. At that meeting, the Chamber honored the Volunteer of the Year, the Large Business of the Year and the Small Business of the Year. Other than to the recipients, that may not seem like a big deal to man...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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