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I had a history teacher in high school who had a saying for all of his classes at the beginning of each semester — it sticks with me to this day: “I’m not interested in what you believe; I’m interested in what you know.” I think his aim in telling us that was to be [...]...Read More
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To the editor At an August 2014 County board meeting, some commissioners and the sheriff were adamant they were not building a new jail. Coincidently this was just prior to an election. But less than a year later, the commissioners will be voting on July 1 to spend $300,000 to design a $24 million J...Read More
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To the editor On Wednesday, July 1, the Chisago County Board will discuss/vote on more spending to build a $24 million dollar new jail. No public hearing is planned … so come speak at the public podium at 7 p.m. at the Government Center, 313 N. Main St., Center City. Are we taxed enough? You [...Read More
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Minnesota’s legislative leaders started 2015 with a pleasant conundrum: How to proceed through the biennial budget process knowing you’ve got a $2 billion surplus. Dozens of uses for those billions quickly surfaced – from big ticket items like Gov. Dayton’s pet project, universal preschool f...Read More
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To the editor I’m a member of Northbrook Fellowship in North Branch and every year Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge brings about 30 of their residents to our church to sing to us and tell their testimonies. This past Sunday they were at our church again, it amazes me every year to see now good [...Read More
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