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Jeanne Krile, Angie Johnson and Lisa Gale are three wise women who are helping students and their families. Gale is a mother who asked important questions about Minnesota’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO). Johnson and Krile are Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) employees who responde...Read More
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To the Editor: What happened to Christmas? The cards I get in the mail now are saying “Happy Holidays.” Are folks afraid to say “Merry Christmas?” It’s the birth celebration of the Christian Saviour. Stores, businesses all put up “Christmas” trees, lots of bright lights and play music ...Read More
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To the Editor: I went to a local retail store in Little Falls, looking for a toy airplane. I found instead a plastic pineapple grenade. It was so realistic that if held just the right way, another child could die. This toy was listed as appropriate for ages 3 and older. I had purchased one [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: Words used to describe something have a huge effect on one’s perception. For example, a jungle village might be described as either “picturesque” or as “pathetic poverty.” Who decided that the Byron Smith legal case was a “murder” trial and not a “home defense” trial...Read More
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The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) has initiated an important planning and visioning process that will benefit Minnesota post-secondary students for many generations. If you have a son or daughter who may someday attend a state college, this planning process is very important to y...Read More
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To the Editor: I was happy and supportive when my grandson decided to start training to be a police officer. On the news this last week, 27 cops were killed in the line of duty. Thanks Democrats for putting Obama and Eric Holder in charge of law enforcement, that in most cases favors the cop [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: The kicker of Robin Hensel’s jury trial was the testimony of city attorney Toni Wetzel. When asked about the placement of Hensel’s chair for which Hensel was given a citation for a misdemeanor in 2013, Wetzel said, “There have to be rules.” The purpose of Hensel moving her cha...Read More
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In the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for causing the death of Michael Brown, riots broke out across the nation. While we understand that some people think our judicial system is rigged to prevent justice, we will say the same thing that w...Read More
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To the Editor: I’m responding to the article in last week’s paper about Brian Cornell’s gift of money toward his van from the Swanville Lions Club. In 2012 I was in need of a lift for my scooter and adaptive hand controls for my van, so I could get around independently. I went to the [...]...Read More
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