Opinion

by Judge Steve Halsey You may be wondering what these three things have to do with the court.  If you are of a certain vintage, you recall the frequent bar fights on 1960s classic TV programs, such as “Bonanza” and “Gunsmoke.”  A “cocktail” of alcohol, testosterone, and romance frequently still results in bar fights.  Just [...]

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To the editor The Rush City Education Foundation would like to thank the following donors for the silent auction items donated for the fundraiser at the Music and Art Festival 2014: Bev Mollberg, East Central Sanitation, Scott Friday, Donnette Wheelock, Ilene and Bruce Holmberg, Bev Anderson, Karen Guthmueller, Frank and Priscilla Mitchell, Elaine Schneider, Lisa [...]

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To the editor I’ve been seeing some really angry mail pieces recently accusing Rep. Nolan of not standing up for our Second Amendment rights. That could not be further from the truth. From everything I’ve seen, Rick cares deeply about our right to own guns, and has defended it in Washington. Rick Nolan has been [...]

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To the editor Every ten years after the census, the U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State House of Representatives districts are redrawn to balance the populations between these districts. Rep. Barrett, in this process, was redistricted out of his district. From this point forward he had many choices to make. First, he decided [...]

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Every summer the Chisago County Master Gardeners get questions from anxious gardeners about tomatoes.  Many times the answer is that it’s too late for anything to be done to solve the problem, especially in late summer or fall. So, it might be helpful to file this article away for next year’s tomato crop. Almost 20 [...]

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As I’m writing this column, there’s an 8-week-old sleeping on the linoleum in our kitchen. I should probably specify that it’s an 8-week-old dog so people don’t think we have a newborn that we just leave on the kitchen floor. His name is Russell, and he’s a corgi. Right now, he kind of looks like [...]

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