Monthly Archives: December 2010

From paper driven to paperless operation

Anoka County is transforming one of its largest departments from a paper driven to a paperless operation. Continue reading

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Electrical fire leaves Coon Rapids quad uninhabitable

An electrical fire left one unit of a Coon Rapids quad home uninhabitable shortly after 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Continue reading

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McClish set for challenges of St. Francis City Council

In January, St. Francis will be adding a new voice to its city council. Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton may need to use compromise in tug of war with Minnesota Legislature

By Don Heinzman, Guest Columnist Gov. Mark Dayton has given every indication he intends to work with the new Republican majorities in both houses on measures that will improve the economy and create jobs. During the campaign, he pointed out … Continue reading

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Oberstar is acting like a petulant child

To the Editor: Defeated Congressman James Oberstar still hasn’t said word one to Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack. He has done nothing to assist the transition, zero, zip, nada and is in fact obstructing Cravaack’s desire to field constituent needs. Other outgoing … Continue reading

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Five ‘C’ words described public education in 2010

Courage, cooperation, conflict, creativity and change: those are five words I’d use to summarize public education in 2010. Considering those ideas may help make 2011 better for youngsters, educators, families and taxpayers. Courage • Many teachers worked hard and skillfully … Continue reading

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Flight 2011 will take you to sights unseen

Welcome aboard to all of you who chose to fly with us here at Flight of Fancy Airlines. Flight 2011 has been cleared for take-off, and we will be taxiing into position as soon as you take your seats. And, … Continue reading

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Bold, new ways of thinking are needed to cut public debt

The recession that began in 2008 is said to be over, but the overconfidence that preceded it is still missing.  That’s because the economy is different now, and 9 percent of Americans remain unemployed. National For the nation, the goal … Continue reading

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Advisory Council launches project to educate public on mental health

The Mental Health Advisory Council of Region 5 has developed a new project that they want to utilize to share information about mental illness and recovery. Region 5 includes the counties of Todd, Wadena, Crow Wing, Morrison, Aitkin and Cass. … Continue reading

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There won’t be any thick ice soon

by Steve Carney Of Sportsweek Outdoors staff Tired of shoveling yet? Indeed, anglers are having a very difficult time getting around this winter ice fishing season as Mother Nature has thrown in storm after storm making for difficult fishing conditions. … Continue reading

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