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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 ...Read More
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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 mi...Read More
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To the Editor: Harding Place would like to thank Rose and Jim Preimesberger and the Hillman Legion for the candy bags, George and Leanne Kummet for the platter of cookies and Fr. Dave Maciej and RadioShack for the meat and cheese trays, the Sportman’s Club, Disabled American Veterans of Morrison C...Read More
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The state of Minnesota received good financial news this week when it was announced that the state’s budget coffers are overflowing with a $1.08 billion surplus. This comes after the Legislature passed a $2.3 billion tax increase, which took effect a few months ago. Many economists would say that ...Read More
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To the Editor: This is to all parents who rely on daycare providers to remember them this Christmas. Your provider is the person who: • Takes your children early or keeps them late; • Teaches your child to write their name, tie their shoes and use the potty. • Holds checks when you don’t hav...Read More
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To the Editor: In regard to county officials requesting a salary increase, I think they should be satisfied with the salaries for a 40-hour week and benefits. There are many residents in the county that work 60-plus hours a week, trying to raise a family and meet their expenses, to pay taxes, insura...Read More
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At the end of each year, the days draw short and so does our time. We have lots to do between Thanksgiving and the New Year, not the least of which is to prepare for our families’ Christmas. In spite of that, or perhaps because of it, as the year draws to a close, it [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: Little Falls is so lucky to have a visionary such as Robin Hensel in its midst. For a long time I have observed with bemusement as Ms. Hensel has protested, lectured and hectored her way into the hearts of Little Falls and Morrison County; but now I can say, I am truly [...]...Read More
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When the Secretary of the Interior and I first married, we lived in lower North Mankato, down in the Minnesota River valley. In fact, we were so close to the river that one could have seen it out our back window — if a 20-foot high flood wall had not been in between. Old-timers told [...]...Read More
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