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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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A father’s words to his graduating son By Rob Infinger, Guest Columnist We have been working so long towards this moment. Every day laboring, but now as it draws near, I hesitate. I pause, try to breathe in this moment. But there is no halting time. That thing which we have so earnestly pushed towards will, [...]

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By Deb Gruber, Guest Columnist  What does Morrison County do for you? What does your property tax money pay for? Have you ever asked yourself these types of questions? If you have, I am hoping this effort will help provide some answers. County government does so many different things, from building roads, to arresting and prosecuting [...]

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By Lori Williams, Guest Columnist My family and I would first like to say what a horrific thing it was that happened to Nick Brady and Haile Kifer. Their families will be in our thoughts and prayers. It was a horrific day that changed many lives, including ours. We would like to straighten out all the [...]

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By Jayme Carlson, Guest Columnist  Spring is finally here. After a long and cold winter, Minnesotans are anxious to spend more time in the outdoors. Central Minnesota Lyme Awareness (CMLA) group reminds everyone that deer ticks, which transmit Lyme disease and other co-infections, become more active when temperatures are above 35°F. One tick bite may transmit [...]

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