Opinion

Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory loss. Utecht has turned a letter he wrote, about his fear that someday he would be [...]

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From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has not been much notice of, or discussion about, what [...]

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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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