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UMM looks like a million bucks I've been walking through the shady UMM campus these hot and muggy days and I have been struck by how exceptionally good everything looks: the lawns neatly mowed, the flowers beautiful, everything tidy and in order, the atmosphere comfortable and relaxed. May I suggest to the people of the area that they take a look for themselves. It is good to appreciate the hard (and hot) work it has taken staff and student workers to produce this pleasant atmosphere. It's a small campus of a big university, but it looks like a million bucks.
And justice for all... We find it intriguing that Dr. O'Reilly criticized the Stevens County Board of Commissioners for standing by their initial decision on the Zoning Ordinance Amendment. It is apparent to us that the only thing flawed in this process was Dr. O'Reilly's memory. He must have forgotten that the Planning Commission met with his wife during this publicly addressed meeting directly after we did.
One thing they do not want free Liberals claiming that the poor would be kept from voting if we got voter ID cards is total hogwash! We're all entitled to our own opinions but we are not entitled to our own facts! Minnesota has the most voter fraud of any state and I can prove it! Voter fraud is likely why Obama, Dayton and Franken won the last election and Democrats are extremely opposed to ending fraud. Some may respond claiming that I am a liar, racist, and hate-monger but they're wrong!
Writing about respect I am writing about respect. My family and I have been living by Wells Park for nine years. We really like living by the park. We enjoy the access to the playground and the ball fields. We like watching our sons playing in the Summer Rec programs and Little League. What we do not like is the lack of respect of some of the players, parents and their children. Three years ago, two players from the Twins team urinated on a tree of ours three feet away from our garden and ten feet away from our house.
To all the seniors who are graduating college this year, first things first: Congratulations. All of you have achieved something great. But more than just a great moment, your success is also an example, and I want to offer a few words about what the country could learn from you. Lots and lots of American families are really struggling right now.
Fly your flag on Memorial Day For many Americans, Memorial Day has turned into a commercial holiday - an excuse to hit the big sales at the shopping malls. Worse yet, many regard Memorial Day as a time to celebrate the beginning of summer rather than a day set aside to honor our nation's war dead. Is it any wonder veterans ofter feel their fellow countrymen don't appreciate the sacrifice they made? We hope you will fly your flag on all patriotic holidays, but especially on Memorial Day. In doing so, you'll show veterans you remember ... and care.
Money for political campaigns or college tuition? There has been a lot of talk by President Obama to tax 'rich' people more, and he may be right. Last week the president raised over $6 million from folks in California who paid $40,000 each to attend a gala event at the home of George Clooney. Hmmm: the $6 million dollars would pay the tuition for a year for 600 students at the University of Minnesota, Morris, or just one of the persons who paid $40,000 to attend the event could pay the tuition for a student for four years at UMM. In all, the president raised $15 million th
Perkins Lake Development is not take it or leave it issue With all respect to the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune, the rezoning proposal on the docket before the Stevens County Commissioners is not one of take it or leave it. Stevens County can arrive at a solution that every reasonable taxpayer would support without creating a new zone and incurring potential unintended consequences long into the future.
Pleased to endorse Jay McNamar I was very pleased that Jay McNamar was endorsed to be our next State Representative from our new District 12A. I have known Jay McNamar for over 35 years. He is an outstanding person and will be a great and much needed voice for rural Minnesota. Mark Myron Elbow Lake, Minn. Thank you from the food shelf We are so thankful for the generous people of Stevens and Pope Counties for their support of the food shelf.
Economic encouragement? Our proposal to amend a county ordinance that was adopted in 2007 and rezoning of the former Perkins Resort (a.k.a. Luthercrest) property went in front of the Stevens County Planning Commission on April 16. At this hearing we proposed a few ideas given to us by local members of the community. These ideas included rental of the Pavilion for reunions, anniversaries, church gatherings, educational purposes, business meetings, banquets, dances, weddings, etc.