editorial

Minnesota’s 8th District race between incumbent DFL Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills has been targeted by national political groups. Most readers have already seen the effect of that targeting with the barrage of negative TV ads that have been airing. We urge readers to discount those ads. Why? Because the 8th District [...]

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Politics is the process we use to come up with solutions for those issues on which we don’t have consensus. It’s always messy, never easy, and often hard to understand. Nevertheless, there have been times in this state when we elected people who disagreed on issues, but still respected one another regardless. I was reminded [...]

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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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With the calendar turning over to a new year, it presents all of us with the opportunity to set new goals, to re-make ourselves, our families and our communities into something better. It is our habit to set priorities for Morrison County to help establish a focus for the coming year. What should be the [...]

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Christmas is upon us once again, and families, no matter how far flung, will be gathering around hearth and home. It is said to give us a warm, comfy feeling and visions of sugar plums. Some of us even find our way to church, although for many it is a duty done only to maintain [...]

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With the holiday season in full swing and the weather dipping below zero, like most of you I have been eating too much and exercising too little. Suddenly, meat and cheese platters have been showing up at work, and when I get home, an array of baked goods has arrived. Most of the time, I [...]

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Many of you have experienced sibling rivalry. So have I. As the youngest of three children, I was always the “little brother” even though I ended up as the tallest (although my brother still disputes that). He was nine years older, however,  so he was out of college by the time we could have had [...]

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