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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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Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and government to serving [...]

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In nine days, voters will cut the number of Morrison County sheriff candidates in half. Other contests are on the primary ballot ranging from the county auditor-treasurer to the Republican governor and senator and the DFL auditor races. However, as former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local,” and [...]

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Major League Baseball’s All-Star game was played in Minneapolis 12 days ago. I watched because it is the only professional all-star game that is truly competitive. Pitchers and hitters don’t want to embarrass themselves. It isn’t like that in other sports, where all-stars suddenly forget defense when the elite get together. As your enterprising investigator, [...]

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