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The Western World is outraged that 12 journalists in Paris were gunned down by three allegedly Islamic terrorists. Unfortunately, outrage is so emotional that it often fails to steer people to a prudent plan of action. Westerners demand their rights to freedom of the speech and of the press, but the...Read More
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We have lift off on Flight 2015. This is your pilot speaking, and we have blue skies as we get under way, and another marvelous flight is in store — except for some severe turbulence and an occasional crash landing or two. Among the sights you will enjoy along the way are: 1. Two new [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: In his Dec. 14, 2014, article, the Morrison County DFL Chairman (MCDFLC) accuses Republicans of providing incorrect information to the public, but is unable to identify one single instance. Let’s see how the MCDFLC handles specifics. In his October KSTP “At Issue” interview, Al ...Read More
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To the Editor: When we were young, my dad would take our family for a drive to look at all the Christmas lights in town. It was such a joy to see everyone’s idea of making the season more wonderous. Later it was my husband who enjoyed lighting up our own home and yard. In [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: Concerning the District 485 school referendum, we were all concerned about the government cutting their spending, balancing their budget. Now we’re asking for a very large school referendum. Are we trying to cut spending? Some of us remember one-room schools. The people in charge at...Read More
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A new year is as good a time as any to take stock of where one’s been and where one’s headed. As Morrison County heads into 2015, good reason exists for optimism. The county jobless rate for November was 5.2 percent, the lowest for November since 2007, when the Great Recession was just getting u...Read More
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“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”  — Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense...Read More
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With the new year upon us, most of us take looks back and forward, take stock of where we’ve been and where we’re going. It’s a time of hails and farewells. At the Record, we bid good-bye last week to Tina Snell, who has decided to retire, so she and her husband, John, can travel [...]...Read More
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While it may be difficult for voters to wrap their minds around  the entire package, Royalton School District voters need to know that they are being offered a bargain. On Tuesday, Jan. 6, they will be headed to the polls to vote on a $26.1 million construction package. The details of that package ...Read More
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To the Editor: Gifts of all shapes and sizes are on the minds of many at Christmastime. The joy of giving that special something to family and friends is sweetened by the look on their face when they open the package. Receiving a gift brings feelings of anticipation, excitement and thankfulness. All...Read More
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To the Editor: Harding Place staff and residents would like to thank the Morrison County Disabled Veterans Chapter 12 for their generous cash donation that will be used to make the residents holidays special, and Rose and Jim Preimesberger for the treat bags that will go into the residents Christmas...Read More
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Too many Minnesotans are spending thousands of dollars to earn a degree in fields where there are not many well-paying jobs. And we need to do a far better job of helping more students graduate with some form of higher education certificate or degree. These were two of the strongest messages of a De...Read More
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