Opinion

To the editor We recently saw Representative Bob Barrett’s new campaign brochure. It has four pages with a lot of pictures, imagine our surprise when we opened it up and there we are in a picture with Representative Barrett and other union laborers and skilled trade union members. We were meeting with Representative Barrett about [...]

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To the editor We want to respond to the comments the North Branch EDA Board made in reference to those who signed petitions and spoke out against the Superior Silica Sand development. Many of us thoroughly researched the matter and spoke to people who live in communities that have undergone a similar development.  Accordingly, we [...]

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A few weeks ago we had our backyard seeded; some landscaping guys came in, spread the seed and drug the area with a grader pulled behind a four-wheeler. Some might think it boring to watch grass grow, but I was actually quite excited for the prospect of watching new sprouts of grass propagate the lawn [...]

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Tanner James Pap of Lino Lakes was hoping to counsel others on the dangers of drug abuse. Instead, he died from a heroin overdose as a student at the University of Minnesota in 2012. He was 21. Nick Moore of Fridley, a 25-year-old bioengineering student at the University of Minnesota, died of a heroin overdose [...]

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“Keep their minds and bodies engaged in wonder during the summer months when they are not attending school.” That’s what Julie Olson, director of elementary education for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools recommended last week. She was one of 39 education leaders who responded to my request for suggestions about what parents could do to [...]

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To the editor Community Partnership’s Youth FIRST Club has finished another successful year of serving kids in Chisago and Isanti Counties. Youth FIRST Club is an after school program that Community Partnership with Youth & Families has been running since 1998. The purpose of this program is to provide youth with a safe, structured, fun [...]

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