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Older county residents undoubtedly remember former state Sen. Gordon Rosenmeier of Little Falls. However, if they would like their memories refreshed, check out the winter issue of “Minnesota History,” the publication of the Minnesota Historical Society. Steve Dornfeld, longtime political report...Read More
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I’ve long thought that one of the ailments of the U.S. economy has been a shortage of entrepreneurs. We heard a lot during the Great Recession about the unemployed, and we still hear that many Americans are “underemployed,” given their qualifications. The solution, it would seem, would be to g...Read More
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Two of the first eight bills introduced in the Minnesota House this session show the lead author to be state Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls. Kresha is only beginning his second term, but already is beginning to make a name for himself around the capitol. In his first term, serving in the minority, ...Read More
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We have lift off on Flight 2015. This is your pilot speaking, and we have blue skies as we get under way, and another marvelous flight is in store — except for some severe turbulence and an occasional crash landing or two. Among the sights you will enjoy along the way are: 1. Two new [...]...Read More
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“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”  — Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense...Read More
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With the new year upon us, most of us take looks back and forward, take stock of where we’ve been and where we’re going. It’s a time of hails and farewells. At the Record, we bid good-bye last week to Tina Snell, who has decided to retire, so she and her husband, John, can travel [...]...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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In July 1948, then Minneapolis Mayor Hubert Humphrey stuck his neck out and delivered a speech on civil rights at the Democratic National Convention. At the time, the Democratic Party was known for the “Solid South,” which had voted “solidly” for Democratic candidates ever since Reconstructi...Read More
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I have been involved for some time now with what used to be called the Healthy Communities Collaborative and now is known as Live Better Live Longer (LBLL). The evolution of the group is ongoing, with our primary purpose today being to improve the overall health of the community. This is a more diff...Read More
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