Opinion

By Sen. Matt Schmit (D-Red Wing) “Wait until next year” has been a common refrain at the State Capitol in recent years. It drove a lost decade of deferred maintenance and underinvestment. It spawned short-term budgeting that turned us into short-term thinkers. When it comes to rural broadband access, though, waiting only puts us further [...]

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Good health is the most basic human need and essential to success and prosperity. The idea that health care should be available to everyone at an affordable price seems easy to support. But achieving that has become a divisive issue in this country, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Before it went into [...]

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The Milaca Area Pantry is very grateful for the generous donation given to the Pantry by the Central Mille Lacs United Way from their 2013 campaign. We are able to make sure that people in our area have food needed for themselves and their children. Last year 659 households were helped, with 240,182 pounds of [...]

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Anna Marie’s Alliance received $635 from the Central Mille Lacs United Way 2013 campaign. Anna Marie’s provides safe shelter and advocacy services for battered women and their children. The shelter can house up to 36 women and children from the six-county Central Minnesota region. Eighteen women, men and children from Mille Lacs County received services [...]

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I grew up during the Depression, served our country in World War II and had a career in law enforcement. We’ve been called the “Greatest Generation.” We went through some really hard times as a nation. What really made us different? When we faced World War II, President Roosevelt asked us to stand up to [...]

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The Milaca softball team would like to thank all those who braved the minus 21 degree temperatures to come to the breakfast Sunday morning,  March 2, to support the Milaca fastpitch softball team. Special thanks go out to Jeannette Hanenburg for her expert coordination of the breakfast. Thank you to the American Legion for hosting [...]

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Taking college-level courses at his high school was “fantastic,” according to Khalique Rogers, a student at Gordon Parks High School in St. Paul. “Our research shows that in just one year, these courses produced more than $13 million in potential savings for students and families,” according to Mary Olson, director of communication and public relations [...]

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