Opinion

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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Unlike some people, I actually enjoy moving the lawn. I worked for a lawn care business for three years during high school, and every time I smell freshly cut grass it reminds me of the years of my youth. The side effect of working for a lawn care business is that I want every blade [...]

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“Breaking Bad” TV show actor Steven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (http://www.publiccharters.org) Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in different ways.” Then he talked about [...]

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Two-word tweet leads to lawsuit over rights, reputations  Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn’s hasty two-word tweet online in January and its consequences have drawn national and even international attention from major news media. In response to a question about making out with a Rogers High School physical education teacher, Sagehorn responded, “actually yes.” A [...]

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