Opinion

Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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Mark Herzing is the right choice for the new Mille Lacs County attorney. What excites me about Mark Herzing is not only his current community involvement; but more importantly, his plans to increase the county attorney’s office involvement throughout Mille Lacs County. Mark Herzing has the energy, passion and desire to not only reach out [...]

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I am an English teacher at Milaca High School and head coach of the speech team.  When Joe Walsh settled into his career in Milaca, he called my classroom inquiring about any needs on the MHS speech team.  He stopped by our first team meeting that year and has been a volunteer coach ever since. [...]

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On September 20th Milaca was the host for the World’s Largest Single Day High School Cross Country Meet, the Milaca Mega Meet. We had over 5,000 high school cross-country runners and thousands of spectators attend Stones Throw Golf Course for a great day of running.  What was on display that day was not only some [...]

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The Milaca Scholarship Foundation made a huge error on our thank you ad in the Mille Lacs County Times for the Ultra Golf Classic Tournament. We originally stated that the Foreston Fire Department donated $500 plus other gifts, when their monetary donation was $1,000 plus the additional gifts. The scholarship foundation apologizes to the Foreston [...]

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Minnesota’s 8th District race between incumbent DFL Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills has been targeted by national political groups.  Most readers have already seen the effect of that targeting with the barrage of negative TV ads that have been airing. We urge readers to discount those ads. Why? Because the 8th District [...]

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There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has [...]

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