Rep. Bob Barrett (R-Shafer) and Sen. Sean Nienow (R-Cambridge) recently visited with North Branch Area Middle School sixth graders as they toured the State Capitol in St. Paul. Rep. Barrett spoke to the kids about current state legislation, as well as about how to help their school and community. He also encouraged the kids to stay away from harmful activities such as bullying and drugs. In the end, the students were primarily concerned with the Vikings stadium. Similar to the viewpoint of many adults, a show of hands indicated that a majority would like a new stadium, but fewer hands stayed up when the question of paying for it was asked.