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By Jeanette Eller Watland, Guest Columnist Recently The Record published a story regarding the demise of bees. While this is an important topic to discuss, there are some areas of this story that need to be further addressed. Honeybees have been on the decline in recent years, with the winter of 20...Read More
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The second annual enrollment period for MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, begins in earnest this week, and that provides both good news and bad news. The good news is that by creating a state exchange, Minnesotans who receive subsidies are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 big...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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? Explo...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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 suppo...Read More
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