Opinion

To the editor For the past eight years, it has been my pleasure to serve under Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter as an assistant county attorney. As the chief prosecutor and civil legal counsel for Chisago County, Janet has always demanded that we conduct our affairs with candor and honesty as public servants. Our word [...]

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To the editor As a student emerging into the age of adulthood, politics and voting are becoming a big part of my life. I follow both avidly, and I still cannot figure this out: Why is Brian Johnson our representative, and how do people still want him as one? Brian Johnson has failed to attend [...]

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To the editor We must change now, in North Branch City Council, if we’re ever going to move forward from unbelievable debt and prosper once more.  There’s a saying: ”If you don’t change anything moving forward, the next five years will look a lot like the last five.”  And guess what folks? We can’t afford [...]

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To the editor I want to thank the Legislative action Committee from North Branch for holding a forum for our legislative candidates. All candidates made an appearance, except Rep. Brian Johnson. Brian did not even have enough respect to decline the invitation — he just did not show up. Candidates were invited a month in [...]

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To the editor I’m one of those “single moms” you always hear about. I have two children left at home and everyday, and it’s a struggle. Balancing working and raising the children by myself is just what I have to do. What I’m wondering is if Representative Barrett isn’t reelected and he moves back to [...]

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To the editor A LTE in September asserted Democrat candidate Representative Rick Nolan is a gun rights defender.  But, based on Mr. Nolan’s voting record, the National Rifle Association has for the 2014 election recently awarded Mr. Nolan the grade of “F” (nraila.org, go to Candidate Ratings, and to What the Grades Mean). In contrast, [...]

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