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The Walker American Legion Riders Post 134 thanks all those who helped make our ninth annual “Ride for Vets” held Aug. 17 a huge success. The generous contributions of individuals, organizations, and area businesses made it possible for us to raise more than $7,200. The money raised will go …

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Mr. Ringle keep up the good work. So enjoy the weekly article. Your knowledge of the history and the people of the Walker area makes for a great weekly article for this local area newspaper.

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I feel just the opposite, [Outdated language used in some of the columns and articles including the Aug. 14, 2019 column, “The old and the new” by Otto Ringle.] My father died a few years ago at 95. When he spoke of a “gal,” it was usually an adult female he admired and was likely as a compl…

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Our past few Sheriff’s Corner articles have been dedicated to water safety issues, along with water permits and event applications. We have received several complaints and questions on a topic that is popular statewide on lakes of all sizes and it involves wake boats.

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Whether driving up to the cabin, carpooling kids to camp, or towing your boat to the lake, Minnesotans spend much of the summer on the road. From these busy final weeks of summer to the dead of winter, we must do everything we can to ensure our families arrive where they’re going safely. Tha…

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Waddle Like a Duck supports WACC

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One year has passed since I attended the Minnesota Public Utilities meeting in St. Paul. The unanimous vote by that group was to authorize Enbridge to be able to start construction of the Line 3 replacement in the summer of 2019, and certainly no later than the spring of 2020. We still haven…

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Election 2020 is critical for the future of our democracy and the norms enacted to make government “of the people, by the people, and  for the people” sufficiently durable to withstand the pressures of big money, disregard for laws and regulations, and abandoning values long associated with …

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If you read our law firm’s previous articles on a regular basis, you have gained a basic understanding of estate planning and the documents that make up an estate plan. For this article, I’ll be addressing the process of estate planning itself and discussing how each component of an estate p…

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The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley-Nevis Special Olympians and coaches would like to graciously thank our communities for their support during our annual fundraiser/rummage sale.

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Social Security is committed to protecting your personal information. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number (SSN) or bank account information to unknown people over the phone or internet.

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The Hackensack Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 would like to thank the Hackensack community for its generous support during our Poppy Day weekend. Also special thanks to the stores for allowing our volunteers to distribute poppies at their businesses. The poppy reminds us of the millions who sacri…

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In an era of intense calls for social responsibility, not all “isms” seem to be receive the same mindfulness. We frequently hear about racism, sexism, and classism in our culture, but we hear little about another persistent ‘ism’: ageism. As our society grows older, due to the large number o…

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Who’s with me? I love this race. I love the energy, the excitement, and the people it draws to our area from far and wide. Mostly, I love the history of this fantastic, beautiful race.

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Being that there are approximately 21.5 million Americans who struggle with addiction each year, one would venture to say that substance abuse is a relevant topic in today’s world. Even more troubling, 80 percent of those same people also struggle with alcohol. Eight million people struggle …

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The month of April 2019 marks our 100th Sheriff ‘sCorner article that we publish monthly starting in January 2011. We would like to thank our readers for reading the article and submitting questions or topics that they would like covered here. We would also like to thank our publishers for i…

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In a fast-paced, information-driven world, we need to see something to believe it, and the most effective form of communication and information dissemination is video. Pornography is the industrialization of sex.

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The second FrostFest was held at the Walker City Park Feb. 9. We celebrated our unique northern Minnesota winter with ice golf, live music, lumberjack games of log cutting, ax throwing and sled pulling, while conversing and warming ourselves by the fire and enjoying locally made brews and fo…