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By LEE BOYLES Guest Columnist Hope is the theme for this year’s American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life. I like the word hope because it stimulates positive thoughts about the future. I firmly believe there’s more hope than ever for finding a cure to cancer, thanks to fund-raising event...Read More
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By U.S. SENATOR AL FRANKEN Guest Columnist Minnesotans have always known how important safe, reliable rail service is to our state’s economy. Farmers and businesses have come to depend upon rail as an indispensable method of moving Minnesota products across the state and to markets around the wor...Read More
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By AMY KOWALZEK Guest Columnist There are three categories of land use requests the county receives. The most common is a Land Use Permit. County Planning and Zoning staff administer this type of permit. A land use permit is required to build a structure. As long as the structure meets required stan...Read More
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(Editor’s note: Ernie Pyle was a newspaper correspondent during World War II, noted for writing from the viewpoint of the enlisted troops. This column was never completed. A handwritten draft of it was found in Pyle’s pocket, April 18, 1945, the day he was killed by a Japanese machine-gunner on ...Read More
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By Ron Kresha, Guest Columnist This weekend many seniors are finishing up high school and moving forward. Like our seniors, I have tremendous optimism for the road ahead. For the last five months, Republicans and Democrats came together to pass a budget that will do tremendous things for Minnesotan...Read More
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By Roman Witucki, Guest Columnist Just two years ago, with a Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) led Legislature and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the 2013 legislative session ended on a high note. DFL leaders passed free all-day kindergarten for all students, a fairer tax system for the middle class and a tuiti...Read More
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By WILL HECHT, Guest Columnist A guest column about Muslims in the May 3 issue of the Record, displays an irrational, fear-driven illness, currently infecting this and other predominantly Christian communities. What prompts such an uncharitable attitude toward people being resettled in the United S...Read More
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By TINA SMITH, Guest Columnist After decades of working for others, Seymour Cray struck out on his own, starting Cray Research in 1972. Equipped with a University of Minnesota education and the heart of an inventor, Cray’s firm became one of the most important supercomputer companies in the world...Read More
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By ROMAN WITUCKI, Guest Colunnist Minnesota has a budget surplus. I’ve heard some people say give it back to taxpayers. Don’t people understand that all taxes are given back? The only question is, who do we give them back to? Ordinary people or wealthy corporate interests? There’s a big diffe...Read More
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By Roman Witucki, Guest Columnist Although much larger in scope, preparing a state budget is similar to preparing a family budget. Just like families, government sets priorities for spending for long-term success. You can see the similarity by looking at Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed two-year state...Read More
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By Nancy Henderson, Guest Columnist The public schools in Minnesota deserve support from “all” members of our community. Without a good school system Little Falls and Randall would not attract new businesses or new families that make those businesses thrive. Without a good public school system,...Read More
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By Judge Michelle W. Lawson, Guest Columnist There were 9,929 adults in prison in the state of Minnesota as of July 1, 2014, according to the Adult Inmate Profile published by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Even more adults than that were incarcerated in county jails. Probation serves as ...Read More
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By Joann Lavern, Guest Columnist This is taken from a legal document Court File No. 49-CR-12-1882 filed on Nov. 18, 2014, and signed by Judge of District Court, Douglas P. Anderson regarding the State of Minnesota vs. Byron David Smith. “On Aug. 21, 2014, five days before the restitution hearing,...Read More
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