opinion

To the Editor: I’m responding to the article in last week’s paper about Brian Cornell’s gift of money toward his van from the Swanville Lions Club. In 2012 I was in need of a lift for my scooter and adaptive hand controls for my van, so I could get around independently. I went to the […]

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To the Editor: Mary Warner of the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) wrote a wonderful interesting article in their last newsletter. It is about the ravine right in the center of downtown Little Falls. How fortunate you are to have her to research, draw maps to keep us informed on the making of Little Falls. […]

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One of my saddest and happiest days in school was the first day I wore my glasses, in the third grade. I already disliked my ears, which stuck out, and now I was the only kid with glasses. I felt super ugly and hated the idea of going to school. Fortunately, a teacher intervened. She […]

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We have four special days coming up in the next eight days, one of them officially designated as such by the federal government, and three organized by the barons of commerce. The first is, of course, Thanksgiving. The day is traditionally supposed to be a day to count our blessings, but over time has evolved […]

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Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. While this doesn’t ensure agreement, it’s encouraging that these leaders share some similar priorities. They include a review […]

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To the Editor: Now that the elections are over and spring is coming in about five – six months, it is time to consider highways and byways. Problem: if you are coming from the north on Highway 10 and you miss the exit near McDonald’s, VFW to go into Little Falls, you have no chance […]

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By Brian Middendorf, Guest Columnist The Morrison County Attorney’s Office provides the citizens of the county with a wide variety of services. This article will focus on our services for crime victims. Being a victim of a crime can be a very difficult experience. Whether you or a family member has been victimized, you may be […]

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By Jeanette Eller Watland, Guest Columnist Recently The Record published a story regarding the demise of bees. While this is an important topic to discuss, there are some areas of this story that need to be further addressed. Honeybees have been on the decline in recent years, with the winter of 2006-2007 seeing the first drop […]

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The second annual enrollment period for MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, begins in earnest this week, and that provides both good news and bad news. The good news is that by creating a state exchange, Minnesotans who receive subsidies are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it was written. The Supreme Court has […]

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