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By Brian-Paul Crowder, Guest Columnist Theoretically, I am enormously in favor of the city of Little Falls having an Area Recreational Complex. Theoretically. Despite voting “No,” I don’t necessarily object to the city moving ahead with the project; what I object to and voted against was its poor planning. There has been so much attention focused [...]

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By Cathy VanRisseghem, Guest Columnist It’s official — the Taylor Chebet Twitchell Playground is complete and absolutely amazing. It truly is an amazing playground, but what’s more incredible is how it was built and the heart and soul that went into it. The first time I heard “Community Build” I wasn’t fully aware of what [...]

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By Mary Kline, Guest Columnist This year’s Morrison County Relay for Life will take place this Friday, July 18, at Little Falls Community High School’s Flyer Field. The opening ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and the luminary ceremony starts at 10 p.m. I’d like to invite everyone to join in the ceremony which honors and [...]

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By Elizabeth Tepley, Guest Columnist I’d like to take a moment to celebrate the excellent efforts of our teachers in Little Falls. As a literacy tutor with the Minnesota Reading Corps for Lindbergh Elementary, I see firsthand the great work they are doing to shape the futures of the children of our community. I also know [...]

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By Helen McLennan, Guest Columnist Rain, rain and more rain. Besides being a bummer for recreational activities, there are many ramifications for landowners and the landscape. Fields are standing idle and haven’t been seeded or have been planted, but crops are being drowned. Gully erosion of cropland fields is at an epidemic level. Lake levels are [...]

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By Becky Olson, Guest Columnist The time before such intense busyness, texting and email, the simplicity of face-to-face friendships was a time when the word “friends” meant real people you spent time with, not just a list of names on a screen. In this now transient and disposable society, the influx of technology into virtually every aspect [...]

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By Michelle Fussy, Guest Columnist Environmental Health is located within the Public Health Department at the Morrison County Government Center. Most people have heard the term “public health inspector” which is essentially what this area is responsible for. Morrison County employs two full time registered sanitarians and one administrative support staff to support the program. A [...]

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By Amy Kowalzek,  Guest Columnist Spring brings green grass, budding trees, open water and construction projects of all sorts. This is the time of year the Morrison County Planning and Zoning Office is the busiest. Here are a few helpful tips to avoid delay in the permitting of your project and the potential for Land Use [...]

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By Sarah Funk, Guest Columnist As the community education program coordinator for Royalton Public Schools, my goal is to meet the educational needs of the district by providing classes and activities for a wide range of ages and interests. The Royalton Community Education office is in the Royalton Elementary School. I invite you to visit www.royalton.k12.mn.us [...]

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