I recently attended a sold-out event at Tornstrom Auditorium. It was a rainy, misty night. I was reminded that there is basically only street parking around Tornstrom. People had to go a great distance to get to the venue. They also had to cross streets as cars were going by — some not stopping for people in crosswalks.
I'm extremely grateful for this incredible opportunity to serve Crow Wing County as your next< Sheriff. My family and I enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people during the campaign. Whether it was at a parade, door knocking, the fair, or at community events—the outpouring of support has truly been amazing. I am committed to provide exceptional service to our residents and visitors.
Abraham Lincoln said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Trump threatened to "take a war like posture" and shut down government if House Democrats performed their Constitutionally sworn duties. Republicans investigated Hillary Clinton for 4 years and were never threatened by either Obama or Clinton. Hillary was grilled for 11 hours straight by a hostile and partisan Republican majority who did their best to impugn her integrity and charge her with crimes or dereliction.
All over this world people are fleeing their homes to find a better life. This country was built on the backs of immigrants and if you think about it, unless you are a Native American, were all immigrants. I am the grandson of an immigrant. A hundred years ago we welcomed millions of people into this country. They came into this country and the first thing they saw was the Statue of liberty. Inscribed on it were these words. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to stay free." Those are hollow words today but then this isn't the country it was then.
With the election results presenting a clear opportunity for me to serve—I am humbled and very, very thankful for the trust and vote of confidence Baxter residents have placed in me. I expect many challenges and opportunities for growth, personally and professionally. I vow to do my very best for the families, schools, businesses and other entities that proudly claim the city of Baxter as home and can imagine the possibilities of what is to come! Heartfelt thanks. Connie Lyscio Baxter City Council-Elect
Give to the Max is Thursday, Nov. 15, and a great time to support our community's Cuyuna Range Youth Center in Crosby. The youth center has impacted many lives for over 15 years now. Originally started within downtown buildings, it has progressed to the beautiful facility constructed in 2005 next to Subway in Crosby. The programming for our youth focus on education and workforce training, leadership and cooperative training, health, life, recreation and social skills and community service with Youth as Resources.
Tuesday was the big day, according to all the mid-term hype. The November winds blew and rain changed to snow. I bundled up before heading out to vote. My dirt drive and gravel road are slippery. I passed one homestead after another on my way to pavement and the St. Mathias Community Center. Most folks here are second and third generations or at least have lived here a decade or two.
After reading the (Nov. 1) article about Heartwood Senior Living Community memory care it was so upsetting to me as my husband has been at the Heartwood Hallett Cottages memory care for over a year. His care has been absolutely the best no problems at all. Staff is so kind and loving. This has to be an isolated case and there has to be something more to it. Hallett cottages is part of Heartwood's memory care. They do not deserve this kind of negative reporting when they are such a wonderful facility. I am there almost daily and see nothing but professional treatment to their patients.
There is no doubt in my mind that a culture of hateful and violent verbiage directed at other people and allowed to permeate our lives leads to violent behavior. And so we have witnessed it. It has made our world coarser, abusive, and less loving. But hurtful words do not need to win the day. It's not "inevitable" as though we were bereft of empathy or creativity. Each of us can find ways to say, enough is enough: In the home, at the coffee shop, at school, and at work we can lift up respectful ways of talking about those we disagree with.
Joe Radinovich will have my vote on Nov. 6. He demonstrates the courage, integrity, wisdom and understanding of the issues facing the citizens of the 8th District. He doesn't give canned responses to questions. He has studied the needs of the district and passionately describes the priorities he will bring to Washington. He'll have our back. I know that he will protect Social Security and Medicare while the party of his opponent keeps on attacking those programs. This should be an easy choice for us. Choose 8th District citizens, not big money priorities. Choose Joe Radinovich.