Opinion

To the editor: I am running for re-election to the 7th District Court. I was appointed to the bench in 2006 by Governor Tim Pawlenty following a screening and recommendation to him by an independent merit-based judicial selection commission. I believe that in the 81/2 years that I have been on the bench I have […]

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To the editor:  I’ve been asked by many people who I will endorse for Stearns County Sheriff. I have given it quite a bit of thought. As a widow of a fallen Stearns County deputy, I will endorse Mark Bromenschenkel. The people of Stearns County need a sheriff who  will be for the people and […]

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To the editor:  I urge the voters of Stearns County to vote for Mark Bromenschenkel in the upcoming election on Nov. 4. Mark is the leader that Stearns County needs to lead the Sheriff’s Office into the future. The current sheriff touted at a forum held Oct. 2 at Stearns County Service Center West that […]

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To the editor:  I am taking a moment out of my wonderful Sunday afternoon to write this letter in hopes of making a change. The change I speak of would greatly benefit our area of the world here in Western Minnesota. Our present U.S. congressional candidate has been in office too long. We need a […]

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To the editor:  After 20+ years in law enforcement and a second term as county commissioner, the only negative thing printed about Mark Bromenschenkel is that an investigation was dropped when he resigned from the Sartell Police Department. The mayor of Sartell says there was no wrong doing on Mark’s part. On the other hand, […]

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To the editor:  The union representative from AFSCME 65 brought the Springsted study to the Todd County Board of Commissioners recently. That would be the “Springsted ice follies” because of the way it skates around any facts that might be an obstacle to their forgone conclusions. This “study” would have 22 pay grades with a […]

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To the editor: Obama did not attend 61 percent of intelligence meetings in the last couple of years, and he was informed of the terrorist buildup and disregarded it. Was that on purpose? I knew when he announced that he was pulling out of Iraq and the timetable that there was going to be a […]

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To the editor: In January 2014, we again have a “closed personnel committee” comprised of the current county board chair who represents District 2, the vice chair who represents District 4 and human resources. This three person committee is closed to the public, denies any documentation of their activities and claims they don’t make any […]

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