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By JUDGE SARAH HENNESY Guest Columnist  I always talk to jurors after they render their verdict in a case. In criminal cases, jurors often have questions about sentencing: “Who will sentence the defendant? What kind of sentence will he or she get?” While there are a few states that allow for j...Read More
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By Lee H. Hamilton, Guest Columnist I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do. A lot of young people are r...Read More
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By Robin Hensel and Coleen Rowley, Guest Columnists Why are Germans protesting the U.S. Air Force Base at Ramstein? A case heard this month argues it is illegal for the German government to allow the U.S. base at Ramstein to facilitate drone murders abroad, especially after the passage of a resolu...Read More
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By ALICE SEAGREN, Guest Colunist Several years ago, when I served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I helped launch a proven reading intervention program called the Minnesota Reading Corps for children age 3 to grade 3 who are identified as not ready to read. These are the years when the f...Read More
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By Lee H. Hamilton, Guest Columnist There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. Agreements on Medicare reimbursements and on Iran, No Child Left Behind, Pacific trade and other issues in various committees led last month to...Read More
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By GLEN ERICKSON, Guest Columnist In Minnesota, property taxes provide most of the funding for local government services. Each property’s share of taxes is determined according to its value, classification (use), and each jurisdiction’s property tax levy. The Morrison County Assessor’s Office...Read More
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By Betsy Tepley Guest Columnnist It is that time of year again, when in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the sight of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles and the sound of bells remind us to be thankful for what we have and to think of others less fortunate. Often, when people think of [...]...Read More
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By Patty Wilczek, Guest Columnist I can’t help but chuckle at some of the claims made by Morrison County DFL chair in his column that appeared in the Oct. 27 issue of the Morrison County Record. The DFL Chair says Minnesotans got “progress” under Governor Dayton and the DFL legislature. He ch...Read More
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By Liz Harris, Guest Columnist As outlined in the Aug. 25 Morrison County Record, the city has a plan in the works to ban parking on city streets from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m., from November through April. I wonder why so restrictive? Have other alternatives been explored? A simple recorded message th...Read More
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By DAVE DURENBERGER Guest Columnist   (Editor’s Note: This guest column by Sen. Durenberger is done exclusively for ECM and Sun publications.) Did you know that bookmakers take odds on U.S. Supreme Court decisons? Neither did I until I heard the odds against the Patient Protection and Afforda...Read More
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By ALEXIS LOVEN, Salutatorian Guest Columnist I would like to start off by welcoming everyone to our graduation ceremony. It is an honor to be standing before you tonight. As you all know, the class of 2012 has been known for having a reputation. A reputation of being loud, obnoxious and disruptive....Read More
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