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Website can help find and share burial information If you are looking for information on your ancestors and where they are buried, there is a website that may just help you. It is FindAGrave.com. Open the site, and if you have no idea where a person is buried, you can click on "Search 72 million grave records." If someone has placed that person into FindAGrave, the name and burial site will appear. If you know where the person is buried, then you open "Search for a cemetery," and put the name of the cemetery, the state, and the country, the cemetery will appear.
Take a look at useless laws A recent story in the Sun Tribune stated that last year 127 people were cited in Minnesota for transporting uncased or loaded firearms. That got me to thinking: Why do we have this law at all? I've checked with several states, and spokesmen there say they have never heard of a law requiring a long gun to be cased inside a vehicle.
Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is one of the few truly American holidays. Originally, a celebration of our blessings and survival as a budding nation of immigrants, it has become a time for self-scrutiny and appreciation for our lot in life. However, this fall, we should pause to look at our lives and truly give thanks for how blessed we all are. We Minnesotans have many things to be thankful for during these hard economic times. Minnesota leads the nation in education, healthcare, literacy rate - the list goes on.
City crew does good work removing tree I would like to extend my thanks and give a compliment to the City of Morris crew that came and cleaned up the tree that fell in my yard late on a Friday afternoon. The tree was a large maple planted in 1900, and from the time the city was contacted it took only two hours to be cut up and hauled away. A great job well done. (Note the size of the tree in the photo above).
I just finished reading the Fire Prevention Week spread from the Morris newspaper. Congratulations Doug, and all the county fire departments, on another excellent testimony to the support you have in your communities. Everything we see during Fire Prevention Week, in terms of the community support this represents, doesn't even come close to what is expressed in this paper. Great job - all of you - and thanks for everything you do for the people you serve so well. Bob Dahm, Chief Deputy, MN State Fire Marshal Division
Bachmann statement saddens and upsets Recently on television I heard Michele Bachmann say that if she were elected President of the United States she would build a fence between Texas and Mexico, enforce English as the official language of our country and make sure that every person who comes into this country agrees that they will not receive taxpayer's subsidized benefits of any kind.
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"!