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Thursday 03/06/2014
All hail Dale
Posted: March 06, 2014

John D. Rockefeller wrote, “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.”

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Thursday 01/30/2014
The icky little man
Posted: January 30, 2014

I started at the Messenger seven years ago last November. I flew solo to my first county board meeting in January of 2007, and got a hint of what was to come.

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Thursday 01/02/2014
My favorite Christmas memory
Posted: January 02, 2014

The first Christmas I missed spending with my family was in 1984. I was in the Army and stationed in Panama. I remember walking back to my barracks on Christmas Eve after a turkey dinner in the mess hall. The heat was nearly unbearable, and humidity and sweat soaked my jungle fatigues to the consistency of a hot, wet dish rag.  

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Friday 12/13/2013
Santa’s a neo-fascist intolerant putz
Posted: December 13, 2013

This article first ran in the Messenger in 2007.

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Thursday 11/28/2013
I really should apologize...
Posted: November 28, 2013

I threw a water bottle at Wahkon city maintenance supervisor Chris Weinreich at the October meeting of the Wahkon City Council.

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Thursday 10/10/2013
Little boys and old men
Posted: October 10, 2013

Last week I had a brief conversation with a former editor of the Messenger, Mike Kallok.

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Thursday 09/19/2013
Pretty danged close to heaven
Posted: September 19, 2013

I’ve been disturbingly happy of late. I’m not sure what to make of it.

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Thursday 08/29/2013
A long way to go
Posted: August 29, 2013

I swore off air travel following the fiasco of Christmas break in 2012. Jetting to faraway locales is no longer the exciting, romantic activity that it used to be. Airports are intolerable, and planes are just Greyhound busses with wings now.

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  • Brett Larson
  • Editor
    Mille Lacs Messenger
  • E-mail: news@millelacsmessenger.com
  • Phone: (320) 676-3123
  • Address: Isle, MN
  • Brett Larson has worked for the Messenger on and off since 1997 and has been editor since 2007. He lives in rural Mille Lacs County with his wife and two children.
More Letters To The Editor
  • Flo Fetil
  • Columnist
    Mille Lacs Messenger
  • Address: Isle, MN
  • Flo Fetil is the pseudonym of a home-based manicurist from the Red Top area who writes about her colorful best friend Mo and her longsuffering husband Buzz. Flo has been writing for the Messenger on and off for more than a decade.
  • Lacey Sawatzky
  • Columnist
    Mille Lacs Messenger
  • Address: Isle, MN
  • Lacey Sawatzky grew up in Isle and left home to pursue a career in journalism. She now works for the Faribault County Register in Blue Earth but also submits columns to her hometown paper.
  • Bob Statz
  • Columnist
    Mille Lacs Messenger
  • Address: Isle, MN
  • Bob Statz has been a reporter, photographer, salesman and columnist for the Messenger for many years and can often be found covering local sports and events or playing and conducting music around the area.

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