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The state issued its latest employment figures this week. With the election just seven weeks away, both parties have plenty to crow about. On the one hand, Gov. Mark Dayton and the DFL-controlled Legislature can point to the 3.8 percent unemployment rate in August, down from 4.7 percent a year ago, and the lowest rate [...]

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To the Editor: I’ve called Little Falls home for 16 years, and I’ve watched and learned what genuine leadership looks like. Leadership is not built on bullying or scare tactics, petty politics or unreasonable behavior, but built on a strong foundation of commitment, cooperation, passion for community and proven results. Greg Zylka’s kind of leadership. [...]

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To the Editor: Last year, Democrats passed more than $2.1 billion in new taxes to pay for the largest spending increase in Minnesota’s history. However, this new spending didn’t include meaningful reforms or equity in education spending. The education formula still favors metro schools over the schools in our area. Additionally, the school facilities formula [...]

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To the Editor: I am ashamed of the people who persecute and demean Robin Hensel. She did not create the law to prohibit garage sale signs. Is it written in the Constitution? Is it a state law? Is it a city law? If you feel the law is false, change it. We the people are [...]

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To the Editor: Ron Kresha has a bad habit. Kresha tells us he supports things that are important to us, but it turns out he voted against funding those things. Kresha has said that on his website, on Facebook, on his literature and in radio ads. It’s not an accident; it’s a bad habit. I’m [...]

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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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To the Editor: Someone help me understand: I own a 20-acre farm next to the proposed site of a tier II turkey factory. Buildings will be 400 feet from my property which is 740-feet by 1,120-feet. The two 780-foot long buildings and one 248-foot building will obscure my whole southern view. The smell will be [...]

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To the Editor: After reading about the selection process for Randall city administrator in last week’s paper (Sept. 14), I became interested and attended the interviews. What interested me was that this article shared that some Council members had declared their minds were already made up — before the interviews had occurred. These members were [...]

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Although the fact that the Minnesota Vikings star running back, Adrian Peterson, was indicted by a Texas grand jury for beating a 4-year-old bloody has stirred up a great controversy, the easy way out is to miss the point. The easy way is to say the NFL and the Vikings are amoral and care only [...]

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