Robin Hensel

Robin Hensel, a resident of Little Falls for more than 20 years, announced she will run for mayor of Little Falls. In listing her accomplishments in the community, Hensel said she has been a successful small business owner, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a mother, a grandmother, a foster parent, a peace activist [...]

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By Patrick Slack, Staff Writer With no admission of liability by any party, the city of Little Falls approved a settlement with Robin Hensel in the Hensel v. City of Little Falls lawsuit Monday. The settlement resolved the claim that the city restricted Hensel’s free speech with its old bench ordinance. The city declined Hensel’s request [...]

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To the Editor: Camp Ripley is a modern military training site where live-fire exercises take place all summer long, year after year. What are the health and environmental ramifications of living in Little Falls, five miles from Camp Ripley? It seems plausible there is a correlation between Morrison County’s low state health ranking and the [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A federal judge dismissed most of Robin Hensel’s complaints against the city of Little Falls Wednesday, Jan. 8. Attorney Larry Frost filed the lawsuit against the city on Hensel’s behalf in May 2012. The lawsuit alleged the city violated Hensel’s constitutional right to free speech, when she was asked to remove [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Half of the top 10 stories for 2013 have their roots in stories that made the top 10 for 2012, including charges of murder, the passage of same-sex marriage legislation, a Little Falls resident’s fight with City Hall and the fate of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op. While the top four [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Oral arguments in Robin Hensel’s free speech lawsuit against the city of Little Falls are set to begin at the Federal Courthouse in Duluth, Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. A motion has been filed by defense counsel Paul Reuvers for a summary judgment to dismiss the case. Attorney Larry Frost [...]

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Says she is a nonprofit that hasn’t organized under the state By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  In June, Robin Hensel, a member of the Little Falls Partners for Peace, organized the Mid-Minnesota Peace and Diversity Fair, a free event open to the public. She paid $75 plus tax ($80.16) to rent Le Bourget Park and another [...]

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