Opinion

Admittedly, I have little experience with camping. Well, I guess I should say that I have almost no experience. Prior to my most recent vacation, my whole life’s worth of camping was just a single, one-day excursion to Jay Cooke State Park with my wife, Jill, before we were married. I don’t have a problem [...]

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To the editor Recently there was a letter to the editor in this paper about Rep. Barrett running a picture of some Union Laborers and that the picture in the campaign brochure implied support for Rep. Barrett. The union folks said they don’t support Rep. Barrett because he didn’t support the bonding bill. Well, it’s [...]

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To the editor Last week the Rush City Youth Sports Club donated $1,800 toward the purchase of new volleyball equipment for the Rush City youth volleyball program. This generous donation will help to ensure that our young aspiring athletes will have the necessary equipment to help them become successful. The Youth Sports Club’s mission of [...]

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To the editor Bob Barrett claims he lives in a rented house in Lindstrom when he owns a home in Shafer. How many of us would live and pay rent for one house while we own a home in another house about six miles away? Instead of supposedly moving to the Lindstrom rental property, why [...]

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Metro development plans adjust for next generation The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. He is an economist for [...]

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Last Thursday evening brought beautiful weather for the North Branch Quarterback Club’s fourth annual “Football, Floats and Fun.” This is a wonderful event that has come to serve as a milestone on the way to the next school year. I know, it’s still summer for a few more weeks, but it’s hard not to start [...]

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