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In 1980, when she was only 10 years old, Joyce Siegel, who lived on a farm near Randall, did not understand why President Jimmy Carter was unable to get the American hostages back from Iran. They weren’t released until the moment Carter’s successor, Ronald Reagan, was sworn in. Those were the fi...Read More
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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 disc...Read More
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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 anoth...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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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...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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 ha...Read More
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