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Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Contributor   In frontier days, the sheriff saddled up his horse, organized a posse and, with his deputies, enforced the laws of the West. My, how times have changed. In Hennepin County this year, a majority of the deputies are coming after Sheriff Rich Stanek and are out to defeat him [...]

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By Daniel E. McGonigle General Manager The Caledonia Argus   Houston County officials are looking for feedback regarding the historic jail structure. On their website for the past several weeks has been a survey that county officials would like you to take regarding the structure. As reported in this week’s issue, the county and their [...]

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Kim (Betz) Seeger   I skipped my first day of kindergarten. Yes, you read that correctly. The year was 1971, and I was too afraid to go to school, so my mom let me skip my first day. So much for the chance of ever having a perfect attendance record! I was the youngest of [...]

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ECM Editorial Board   Can you believe it? School lunch is controversial. In this time of political extremes even the hot dog is at risk. The federal government, in an attempt to ensure healthy eating for our children, requires schools to serve meals with new and very specific requirements for reduced salt, required whole grains, [...]

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