guest column

By Brian Middendorf, Guest Columnist The Morrison County Attorney’s Office provides the citizens of the county with a wide variety of services. This article will focus on our services for crime victims. Being a victim of a crime can be a very difficult experience. Whether you or a family member has been victimized, you may be […]

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By Jeanette Eller Watland, Guest Columnist Recently The Record published a story regarding the demise of bees. While this is an important topic to discuss, there are some areas of this story that need to be further addressed. Honeybees have been on the decline in recent years, with the winter of 2006-2007 seeing the first drop […]

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By Laura Scherer, Guest Columnist Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s veterans includes supporting […]

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By Leo Ripplinger, Guest Columnist I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure after my bypass surgery in 2007. I didn’t have any problems until April 2013, when I started having shortness of breath walking any distance and also my legs were always sore as soon as I walked several hundred feet. I had many tests with […]

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By Michelle Tautges, Guest Columnist The Morrison County Safe Roads Coalition has been operating since 2009 under a grant from the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). This coalition of community members works closely with law enforcement in assisting with impaired driver mobilizations and seat belt compliance checks. The Fatal Review Committee includes […]

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By Judy Buckingham, Guest Columnist Wow, can you believe it? It is that time again — the 18th year of the holiday gift giving program is under way. One of the questions I hear every year is, “Do all these families really need help or am I donating to a program that isn’t necessary?” My response […]

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By Bruce West, Guest Columnist When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? If you’re like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. households that they’re often taken for granted and aren’t tested and maintained. Data from 776 Minnesota fire departments […]

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By Pat Rioux, Guest Columnist A recent article about domestic violence written by former professional quarterback Jeff Kemp begins with a philosophical question, “How often do we seek real truth, step up and make changes?” I’d add, “What should I personally be doing as a man in response to the issue of family violence?” Kemp notes […]

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By Carol Spearman, Guest Columnist  Do you know anyone in your circle of friends and family who is suffering from reactions to food, diabetes or heart issues? Do you have children and grandchildren who have allergies, problems with obesity, learning difficulties or behavioral problems? Most of us will say “Yes,” but why is this happening and […]

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