Opinion

by Lori Galloway A wonderful volunteer appreciation coffee for Rush City’s great Senior Dining volunteers was hosted by Laverne Johnson at the Community Center. It was a fun time for volunteers to talk and get and get to know each other better. Twenty-five volunteers give two to three hours every week (100-150 hours every year) [...]

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To the editor The North Branch Beautification Association welcomed fall with the addition of cornstalks along our main thoroughfare. We would like to thank those that helped in this initiative: Linda Prince, Julie Solle, Julie Perreault, the Neiders, Tony Peterson, Joe Scaramell, Mason Strong and Geri Sausen. Thank You to Kevin Mann from KLM Farms [...]

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To the editor A blog featured on Rep. Bob Barrett’s campaign website talks about the success of the 2011-12 Legislature when he and his Tea Party friends controlled the House and Senate. He brags, “We were able to come to a bipartisan agreement and draft a common-sense budget that didn’t raise taxes.” I remember why [...]

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To the editor I’m writing today to encourage voters in North Branch to vote for Kirsten Kennedy for mayor. Kirsten will bring much-needed transparency to the city and ensure that the council is making decisions in the best interest of the city, not for individual gain. Kirsten is committed to enacting an ethics policy to [...]

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To the editor On Friday, Sept. 26, I had the opportunity to be a volunteer at the 2014 Children’s Water Festival at Chisago Cities Ojiketa Regional Park. This is the 12th time this annual event has been held, mainly sponsored by Chisago County Commissioners, Chisago County Household Hazardous, Waste, Chisago County Environmental Services and Chisago [...]

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To the editor Republican campaign literature for Representative Bob Barrett touts his support for our schools. It states that he voted to increase education funding for schools along with more money reaching the students. However, Representative Barrett, while voting for more money for schools, voted against the tax bill that would fund the additional school [...]

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