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To the Editor: The state of Kansas is in the abyss of budgetary disaster. This was created by the effects of conservative supply-side economics (tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation). In 2011, Gov. Sam Brownback cut taxes on the wealthy by 25 percent, eliminated taxes on small business and made smaller tax cuts for [...]

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To the Editor: As usual one of last week’s letters needs “the rest of the story.” The $5 million for roads and bridges that Ron Kresha voted against was part of a $320 million supplemental budget bill passed by the DFL-controlled legislature at the end of the session. It contained $1 billion in new spending [...]

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To the Editor: In a day when politics has nearly become a blood sport, I’m always a bit amazed and heartened that some hardy souls among us still have the dedication and “call” to serve in political office. In that vein, I’m thankful that Al Doty is running to once again represent our fine community [...]

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To the Editor: In the 2014 legislative session, Rep. Kresha kept to his word of advocating for District 9B and prioritizing infrastructure investment over excessive spending. The 2014 capital investment bill dedicated $113 million for roads and bridges, $126 million for the renovation of the State Capitol and $1.7 million to the Minnesota Veterans Trail [...]

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To the Editor: “I wonder if the Council is aware that the Morrison County Record has no sign permit for the signs attached to two sides of their building?  Maybe Terry Lehrke would like to explain why this is not in their building file.” —Robin Hensel’s Public Forum comment, March 17, 2014. The official newspaper [...]

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o the Editor: One of the most important issues in Greater Minnesota is high-speed broadband internet access for homes and businesses. Without access to broadband, businesses and families can’t keep up, making it tougher for the entrepreneurs and workers of the 21st century to expand in Greater Minnesota. That’s why I’m glad we’ve got our [...]

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By Sen. Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist The 2013 Legislative Session adjourned last May with unprecedented tax and spending increases. During the interim an insurance client came to visit me with news that he is leaving Minnesota. He’s a successful businessman who lives in Florida for part of each winter. He’s a responsible citizen, willing to pay [...]

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To the Editor: While driving my wife to an appointment, I noticed an American flag hanging on the front door of a  home (that has other window displays) hanging upside down. I am a Vietman vet and know what that flag represents and stands for. This shows no respect, honor or feelings for this flag [...]

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To the Editor: Will debate over raising the federal minimum wage reveal low-paying jobs are America’s future? It’s certain that today workers need a minimum-wage increase even above the proposed $10.10/hour to sustain America’s economy and our society. Congress hasn’t legislated a federal minimum-wage increase in seven years, now $7.25. Elevating the “wage floor” would [...]

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