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Big plans are in store for the Minnesota Fishing Museum-Hall of Fame and Education Center. At the eighth annual “Fishing With the Pros” fundraising event at the Falls Ballroom April 17, the vision for a new facility was revealed. To back up, a year and a half ago, the Minnesota Fishing Museum in...Read More
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To the Editor: What makes a healthy community? Quality health care, strong churches, affordable housing and thriving schools are common measures. So how are we doing? A new hospital opened in 2007, preserving a tradition of quality care developed by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. Church att...Read More
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By GARY BOTZEK, Guest Columnist I read with interest TomWest’s column last week on the governor’s buffer proposal centering on how to approach farmers to persuade them to share in the  burden of conservation and clean water. He cites Big Birch Lake and Gene Waldorf’s work on making the lake ...Read More
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To the Editor: Where are you Little Falls people? We have lived in small towns, but find that Little Falls has so much more to offer than many of them. We have artists, poets, writers, a music school and a wonderful Heartland Symphony which I don’t understand why they even bother to come here, but...Read More
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To the Editor: To the people who dump their trash anywhere they want, please, please don’t. To those who make the effort to keep yards, streets, ditches and roadways clean, it’s appreciated. To those of us who want to make a difference — take a garbage bag with you on your walks, bike rides, e...Read More
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By LINDSEY  FUCHS, Guest Columnist Crime victimization is not limited to one specific population, but affects people of all backgrounds and identities. While crime victims have legally protected rights, many different groups face significant barriers in accessing the resources they need and deserv...Read More
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To the Editor: Being a senior citizen, my wife and I will not benefit greatly from the school bond passing. Our children graduated from LFCHS and from college; they have moved out of the area. But my wife and I will be voting “yes” on the school bond issue, May 19. Our vote will raise [...]...Read More
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If ever there were a winter that revealed the shortcomings of the West Winter Misery Index (WWMI), it was the one just past. The WWMI is all about creature comfort, or the lack thereof on the frozen tundra otherwise known as winter in Minnesota. The WWMI was invented because everybody talks about th...Read More
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Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines. Or it blindsides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence — how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop it — deserves a closer look. [...]...Read More
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