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Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our lives. [...]

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Recently, an assessment of community health needs was completed by Morrison County Public Health, Morrison County Social services and St. Gabriel’s Hospital. The study is a worthy attempt at addressing some of the biggest impediments to county citizens’ ability to live long, happy lives. The plan sets out under three goals an ambitious total of [...]

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Seventh District Judge Steven Cahill survived a primary election challenge by three attorneys. No surprise there. The three challengers split a majority of the votes. Kenneth Kohler got the nod to run against Cahill in November. It wasn’t surprising because in Minnesota election of judges is designed to all but guarantee the re-election of incumbents. [...]

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Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs is [...]

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To the Editor: It is disappointing that Royalton’s Platte River Day, which used to be a small town fun family event, has morphed into an event shrouded by excessive drinking and drunken behavior including vomiting in an alley, broken beer bottles on the street, loud obnoxious staggering adults and at least one assault. The saddest [...]

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By Will Hecht, Guest Columnist The editorial comment “History tells us that might eventually makes right” (Morrison County Record, July 27) is disconcerting for this reader. As stated, such specious generalizations ignore the thoughtfulness needed for such a serious subject: What or whose “history”? What is “democracy’s gains”? What “rule of law”? What “consequences”? The opinion [...]

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As gardeners go, the Secretary of Agriculture at our house and I are nothing close to Master Gardeners. She has a small plot, about 10 feet by 30 feet, of which half of the acreage is taken up by raspberries. She does about 99 percent of the work, since my outdoor job is to keep [...]

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By Jackie Wise, Guest Columnist For years, the term “Deadbeat Dads” has been coined as a phrase for child support payers nationwide and is a title that associates men and fathers with not supporting their children. This is not completely accurate and the following information helps demonstrate why. Over the last 20-plus years the child support [...]

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So this week, Robin Hensel sent out a letter to every media outlet and law enforcement agency in the area claiming that someone has stolen the flag off of her house. and damaged signs on her vehicle. While Hensel has irritated a lot of people in this community, we urge people to get a grip. [...]

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