Guest Columns
By Bonnie Paulsen, Guest Columnist Last week the County Health Rankings (CHR) were released and, as the Record reported, Morrison County has made a drop in where we were ranked from previous years. While there are many indicators that go into determining the health rankings, we are seeing progress ...Read More
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By Rep. Ron Kresha, Guest Columnist Minnesota’s economy is on the mend. Our unemployment rate is 5.5 percent, far below the national average. In 2012, Minnesota created more than 50,000 new jobs and saw 60,000 new business filings. Our state’s budget situation has also improved dramatically ove...Read More
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By Ron Hinnenkamp, Guest Columnist “Growing numbers of corporate executives are aware of the inextricable link between the well-being of our families and the well-being of our nation. Nowhere is this link manifest so strongly as with the problem of hunger.” — Arnold Hiatt, chair of the Stride...Read More
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By Ryan Luft, Guest Columnist Vocational studies today at Staples Motley High School, and in the state of Minnesota, look quite different than 20 – 30 years ago. Many jobs students found as they left high school in the past have been downsized or transformed by automation. The bright side is ...Read More
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By Helen McLennan, Guest Columnist Following the column written about the city of Little Falls public wells evaluation, the Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) felt compelled to remind all residents of the county why it is imperative to protect our drinking water supplies. In Morris...Read More
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By Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist The 2013 Legislative session is under way in St. Paul. I believe as a hardworking Minnesotan you deserve a government that works efficiently and effectively, and I’m working every day to make sure the priorities of Cass, Wadena, Todd and Morrison counties are well...Read More
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By Roman Witucki, Guest Columnist During the last campaign, Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, said over and over how he’d work across the aisle if he was elected. He also said a legislator needed to “put on his big-boy pants.” Big boys take responsibility for their own actions. Last week, Kresha wr...Read More
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By Judge Frank Kundrat, Guest Columnist One facet of the court system in this state that doesn’t get a lot of public media coverage is the Juvenile Court. Much of that has to do with the confidentiality of most of the court hearings. The public is restricted from many Juvenile Court proceedings t...Read More
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By Rep. Ron Kresha, Guest Columnist On Tuesday, I was honored to take the oath of office and be sworn in along with 133 of my fellow colleagues in the Minnesota House of Representatives as the 88th Legislative Session officially began. I am deeply grateful to my friends and neighbors in District 9B...Read More
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By Dr. Daniel E. Rose, Guest Columnist As we enter the new year with so many good intentions, I would like to invite everyone to add one more resolution to their list — improved oral health. As a practicing dentist in Pillager, I see firsthand the effects lack of regular dental care can have on t...Read More
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