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The 7th Judicial District, which includes Morrison County, had two unusual elections this fall. They were unusual because they were contested, meaning that an incumbent judge had a challenger. Under Minnesota’s state Constitution, we elect our judges, but that is in name only. The reality is that most judges resign/retire in mid-term, a non-partisan commission […]

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The Republican wave that allegedly swept across the country, didn’t start in eastern Manitoba and western Ontario. It must have started in Alberta, because it roared from the Rocky Mountain states deep into Dixie, flushing Democrats from office all over the place. But not in Minnesota. We have bigger waves in backyard wading pools. While […]

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To the Editor: I’m aware that I’ve been marginalized to “persona non grata” by many in my community, but that was crystalized when I realized the Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel long-standing candidate debates. Why did they do this? Well, in his Aug. 6 column, Record editor, and former Chamber officer, Tom West, beseeched […]

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To the Editor: The citizens of Little Falls would be very fortunate to have Greg Zylka as their mayor. Everyone who knows Greg knows he takes pride in this community. He serves on and is affiliated with countless committees, organizations and boards. His ambitions range from supporting our hometown hospital to the economic development of […]

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To the Editor: Kresha dreamed that Republicans were in charge and found a great deal on used FEMA trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina and didn’t build the new office building. Senators could live in them too. With all the savings, Republicans cut taxes on the wealthy and what happened? Explosive job growth. Then they […]

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To the Editor: A lot of friends have asked what the qualifications are for the job of county auditor-treasurer. There are none, except that you are 18 years of age. I believe some should be required. This position is responsible for all monies going in and out of the county. I am so proud of […]

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To the Editor: The Democratic Party claims compassion for the vulnerable, poor and protection of women, yet the DFL platform/leaders do nothing to protect the most vulnerable, the unborn, nor safeguard family values. They exploit women for political gain with the ruse, “War on Women.” They support Planned Parenthood, whose founder, Margaret Sanger, stated her […]

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To the Editor: I was recently in Little Falls visiting friends and saw that Greg Zylka is running for mayor. During the time my family and I lived in Little Falls, I remember Greg as a very strong supporter of the community; in his role as the manager of Coborn’s, as a school and United […]

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If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota. With the narrowest of victories secured […]

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