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One of my favorite family memories is sandbagging by the St. Croix River with two of our children. It came to mind as we entered summer and the Fourth of July holiday – a holiday celebrating the sacrifice and selflessness of others. One of the most important things a family can do together this summer [...]

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By Elizabeth Tepley, Guest Columnist I’d like to take a moment to celebrate the excellent efforts of our teachers in Little Falls. As a literacy tutor with the Minnesota Reading Corps for Lindbergh Elementary, I see firsthand the great work they are doing to shape the futures of the children of our community. I also know [...]

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By Helen McLennan, Guest Columnist Rain, rain and more rain. Besides being a bummer for recreational activities, there are many ramifications for landowners and the landscape. Fields are standing idle and haven’t been seeded or have been planted, but crops are being drowned. Gully erosion of cropland fields is at an epidemic level. Lake levels are [...]

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To the Editor: The Morrison County Food Shelf will once again participate in the “Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless,” July Challenge Grant. Participating food shelves can receive a minimum of $150 and a maximum of $5,000 based on a percentage of the total funds raised. This is a timely event with children [...]

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To the Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of Thomas (Tom) Justin. Tom has filed for the office of sheriff in Morrison County. I have known Tom for many years. I myself have been in law enforcement for 27 years. I was elected to serve as the sheriff of Wilkin County in 2011 [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor of Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is [...]

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On Friday, we will be celebrating the 238th anniversary of the United States’ experiment in self-government. It was an experiment then, and it remains so today, perhaps even more so. In many ways, we are testing the rule of law and the limits of self-government. When an increasing number of citizens decide to shoot up [...]

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To the Editor: During his first term in the legislature, Rep. Ron Kresha stood up for our values in Central Minnesota, and proved to be a reliable pro-life legislator. Rep. Kresha voted with the bipartisan pro-life majority in the Minnesota House on several occasions, protecting the unborn and supporting the pro-life cause. In 2013, Kresha [...]

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To the Editor: You know you’re a redneck (or in Little Falls) if kids are shooting up schools, malls and movie theaters, drugs and mental health are big issues, the economy is in the tank, gas prices are going up, sales are going down, people are being persecuted all over the world, countries are being [...]

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