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Dear Editor, Come see how conservation practices that are interwoven in farm planning and practices can be good for the land, the farmer and the pheasants. On Saturday, Oct.
A second-class citizen in your own town? Like most people, we were frustrated last Friday when we found out about the gas leak that affected 3,600 residents in the Morris, Hancock and Benson areas. On the day of the incident, my family and I were going out for dinner when we were confronted with a sign on the door that said that the place was closed due to a gas leak. We didn't realize that it was a major problem affecting a lot of people until we came back home to cook. The next morning, I left home to get some bakery items for breakfast.
Getting back to the farm We know why we like living in the rural area. It's because of the peace, the quiet and the people. On December 19, 2010 we lost all of that as well as our home. That morning we watched as three generations of keepsakes and memories went up in smoke in a matter of minutes turning our lives upside down. It's a feeling of helplessness not to be believed and never wished on another. With the help of friends and people we didn't even know and will probably never meet from all over the community and the USA, we got a chance to start over.
Cyclists need to learn rules of the road One of the nice things about Morris is that you can get anywhere you need to by bike - no pollution and free exercise to boot. But it's really important for us cyclists to know the rules of the road. Imagine my surprise when a bicyclist in Morris told me the other day that the rules of the road didn't apply to her, since she (on a bicycle) was a "pedestrian"!
Most of us have heard the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child." I believe in that whole-heartedly. We live in an exceptional place to raise children. As a teacher and student council advisor, I have found our community to be very supportive. That support comes in many forms and from many different people, organizations, and businesses.
My family and I would like to give a huge thank you to the Stevens County Fair. The fair board was always making sure everything went well and everyone was having a good time. Everyone from the staff that provided rides to how clean the fair was. We all certainly enjoyed all of the free music, and it seems like every year it gets larger and larger. I spoke with some folks from Appleton and they even commented on how wonderful the Stevens County Fair was. It was a job well done and we look forward to another year at the Stevens County Fair.
I can't wait to ask Republican legislators (in person) why cutting services that keep older and disabled people out of institutional care and also payments to families caring for disabled relatives is the right thing to do. Are these changes in the health and human services budget (1) cost-effective and (2) pro-life? To anyone who would push the above-mentioned cuts, I have to ask, do you have one ounce of Christian virtue in your heart? Randy O. Olson Glenwood
Our nation is facing a very real problem with our budget deficit, and there's no question that we need to solve it. I don't think you'd find anyone from either political party who'd disagree. The question, of course--and what Congress and the President have been negotiating for the past several months--is how we're going to address it. And one of the things I'm most worried about is how the budget will affect the middle class. Today, the American middle class is in trouble. Median family income is down. Jobs arescarce.
Dear friends, After working long hours last week and through the wee hours of the night over the weekend, Governor Dayton and the Republican majority came to an agreement that would solve the budget issue and end the 19-day government shutdown. Gov. Dayton gave up his calls for tax increases and returned to a June 30 GOP budget agreement, adding several conditions including a $500 million construction-bonding bill.
Pocket garden work appreciated Hearty congratulations and many thanks to any and everyone -- Sue Granger and Sally Finzel, for sure -- who voluntarily and dutifully maintain the elegant and beautiful pocket gardens in the city parking lot between Otter Tail Power and the City Center Mall. They provide a small oasis of color and fragrance but demand care and attention, as any gardener knows. It is wonderful to have volunteers who sacrifice valuable time, sore knees and fragile backs to beautify our city. Thank you very much. Jay Fier Morris