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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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By Little Falls Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem “The Future belongs to those who invest in Today and have a Hope for Tomorrow.”  —Author unknown On Friday, May 23, the “Taylor Chebet Twitchell Playground” will become a reality in Little Falls. The Mayor’s Youth Task Force is preparing for a community build May 23-25. Committee members and [...]

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By Roman Witucki, Guest Columnist A recent column by Republican Rep. Ron Kresha makes the claim that Minnesota has become a “battleground in the debate over the size of government.” From my point of view there is only one side fighting against building a better Minnesota. When the DFL took control of the Legislature in 2012, [...]

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By Rep. Ron Kresha, Guest Columnist Minnesota has become a battleground in the debate over the size of government. On one side there is the battle cry for more government intervention into our economy and everyday lives, as we’ve seen over the past two years during one-party control in St. Paul. About $160 million was spent [...]

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By Col. Scott St. Sauver, Guest Columnist I would like to address a recent letter as it relates to Camp Ripley’s environmental management program. I respect individual freedom to express opinion and appreciate the opportunity to respond. The mission of Camp Ripley is only as strong as the environment and communities within which it belongs. Our [...]

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By Amanda Kaping, Guest Columnist  Hands of Hope Resource Center, will be recognizing crime victims, advocates and others who are involved with crime victims during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 6-12. Crime victims endure physical and emotional wounds, financial burdens, an alarming tendency to be blamed for the crimes against them and a confusing criminal [...]

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