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To the Editor: I believe many in Little Falls agree with a Dec. 14 letter and its opinion of Ms. Hensel. She’s become a nuisance; therefore, her rights as a U.S. citizen don’t matter. We should stop the madness, but which madness? There is madness everywhere. There are too many VIPs in Little Fa...Read More
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By midweek, the tinsel will be on the tree, the gifts will be wrapped and anticipation will be high. High for what? We know what is coming. In this part of the world it will be Christmas, when believers celebrate as they have for more than 2,000 years, the birth of Jesus Christ, who taught [...]...Read More
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In 1980, when she was only 10 years old, Joyce Siegel, who lived on a farm near Randall, did not understand why President Jimmy Carter was unable to get the American hostages back from Iran. They weren’t released until the moment Carter’s successor, Ronald Reagan, was sworn in. Those were the fi...Read More
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The good news is that voter turnout in Morrison County for last month’s election was above the state average. The county vote  turnout was 52.5 percent, tied for 33rd highest among the 87 counties. The bad news is that Minnesota, traditionally first or second in voter turnout nationwide, dropped ...Read More
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To the Editor: Let me laud a Little Falls merchant who went above and beyond to make a family happy. Little Falls Granite Works went to Minneapolis to retrieve a grave marker that the family felt was not lettered correctly. This was no small task as the stone is 9 feet tall. They removed the [...]...Read More
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By Roman Witucki, Guest Columnist MNsure is the state’s marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses (those with up to 50 employees) to choose health insurance coverage. MNsure already met its enrollment goals in April and has increased the number of Minnesotans who are insured to 9...Read More
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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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