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To the Editor: I am responding to the writers of the Aug. 10 Record, both of whom took issue on my opposition to a sales tax increase for residents of Little Falls in order to build a $7.9 million recreation complex/splash pad. Both letters expressed strong support for Mayor VanRisseghem’s entertainment facility/tax increase proposal for [...]

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To the Editor: Al Doty did more for us in two terms than some others would have in decades. He authored two big Camp Ripley projects, bringing millions in construction money for local contractors. Al added funding to help Pine Grove Zoo become accredited. Al wrote bills to allow the Little Falls City Council to [...]

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To the Editor: I commend you Tom Anderson for your letter to the editor, concerning the Smith trial. As a “lay person” we aren’t aware of all the facts in any court case. We can only think, hope and pray that the court system would have all the facts. Why didn’t this occur? Do we [...]

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To the Editor: While Al Doty was on his previous tour in the state Legislature, a bill to eliminate state income tax on military pay was moving through the Legislature. None of our neighboring states require these payments. I personally discussed this bill with Doty and asked for his support. However, he refused and the [...]

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To the Editor: Last week I attended the County Board meeting and after adjourning, the planning session for the future direction of Morrison County Public Health was discussed. I was deeply concerned with the lack of leadership taken by the commissioners. With the time and dollars being spent in unnecessary restructuring, the elimination of the [...]

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By Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist Retirees across the nation know every penny counts when you are living on a fixed income and, in Minnesota, retirees are learning fast that making their dollars stretch farther is getting harder to do these days. According to Kiplinger.com, “The North Star State offers cold comfort on the tax front to [...]

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To the Editor: On Sunday Sept. 7, I extended an open invitation to incumbent mayoral candidate Cathy VanRisseghem and Councilor Greg Zylka, to join me in hosting a public debate at City Hall. In addition, I’d like to open this invitation and opportunity to all local city candidates. While I am already aware of the [...]

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To the Editor: If you have met Rep. Ron Kresha, you know he is a principled person. What you see is what you get. He doesn’t just speak to his values; he lives them. Supporting the rights of our unborn children and the healthcare of pregnant women is a priority for him as a person. [...]

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To the Editor: This should actually read, “Dear Robin Hensel.” Thank you very much for causing all the “Sign” trouble in Little Falls. My parents are moving from their house, into an apartment and because of you having a garage sale/moving sale is near impossible. We aren’t allowed to put a “garage sale” sign on [...]

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