Opinion

Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and government to serving [...]

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by Judge Steve Halsey If I was to ask you to name a woman judge, I expect most of you would say “Judge Judy.” But Judith Sheindlin is an entertainer, not a real judge. If I were to ask you to name another woman judge, who could you name? I would hope some of you would [...]

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To the editor It is my understanding that there was another proposal on the table besides the one by Superior Silica Sands. Chisago County HRA/EDA was willing to purchase that piece of property outright, market it and sell it. No worry about silica sand in the air, no excess traffic, less wear and tear on [...]

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To the editor I’m a Let’s Go Fishing guide for the North Branch chapter. We take groups and individuals age 55 and over out on two hour fishing or boating trips on Rush Lake at no charge to our guests. We take guests from many area nursing homes, senior residences and individuals from Forest Lake, [...]

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To the editor So here’s where my nightmare begins. I recently returned home from Tioga, North Dakota, where I worked for two years in the oil fields. I came back to North Branch to enjoy a safe and quiet life. With property values returning, and jobs more plentiful, things were looking good until I heard [...]

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When I saw a big, red blob on the television weather radar in western Minnesota late Monday, indicating heavy rain, I felt like clapping and cheering at the television. My excitement about the precipitation was stifled Tuesday morning, however, as I checked online to find it didn’t rain at all in the North Branch area [...]

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