Opinion

If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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To the editor Sean Nienow, our district representative in the Minnesota State Senate who was elected to serve us and speak for our best interests, seems to be missing. On June 24, the North Branch Chamber of Commerce organized a legislative update in which our elected representatives from the Minnesota House and Senate were to [...]

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To the editor Ayusa would like to thank the Northwest Saddle club in North Branch for allowing Ayusa to attend their Youth show July 12. The Northwest Saddle club welcomed Ayusa and showed us some down to earth Minnesota Hospitality.The Saddle club had many of tomorrow’s young leaders show off their skills as they rode [...]

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To the editor Haven’t seen much of Senator Sean Nienow in our community lately. He was a no show at a recent Legislative Review in North Branch, and I haven’t seen him in any of the parades. Not really that out of the ordinary for him to be disconnected, but this time he has a [...]

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Let athletes decide if club sports are the right fit for them Two weeks ago, my 18-year-old sister, Annie, and her Northern Lights club volleyball teammates competed at the Girls Junior National Championships for volleyball at the Minneapolis Convention Center, a gathering of the top club volleyball teams in the nation. Halfway through the first [...]

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by Jeff Weaver If I had to describe the perfect day to go walleye fishing, it would go something like this: There would be a nice cloud cover with no precipitation, the wind would be from the southwest, creating a manageable walleye chop, and the water temperatures would still be cool enough to support my [...]

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