Opinion
To the editor Our organization has just wrapped up projects beautifying our community of North Branch. Look around and there are hanging flower baskets to accent our existing banners. At the end of June, we’ll be unveiling nine memorial benches throughout the city. We also have a North Branch Farm...Read More
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So I decided this spring that I wanted to get out and explore the county more, thus the “Exploring Chisago County’s Amenities” series, which has had two installments so far: Checkerboard County Park and Fish Lake County Park. Just about two weeks ago, I got to visit a place I’d heard about b...Read More
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Sometimes art and history come together in wonderful ways. That’s what happened in a terrific musical and two marvelous movies that I saw over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Although they described vastly different people, each illustrated art’s immense ability to move us and enrich our lives...Read More
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Years ago when I was an editor for the Bloomington Sun Suburbanite, I went to cover a fire along a residential street. The owner of the burning house was not home. I walked across the street to find out who owned the home. I found a neighbor who lived across the street, and when I [...]...Read More
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To the editor I don’t know if it’s because our Congressman Rick Nolan served in Congress before, over 30 years ago, when there was more of a “can do” attitude, or if it’s just in his nature to do the best for our country. Either way since his return to Congress in 2013 he’s been [...]...Read More
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To the editor MN Speaker of the House, Kurt Daudt, gave the current Legislature a grade of B+/A-. It left me wondering upon the criteria he used to reach that conclusion. Two of the state’s most obvious needs, the deplorable condition of our roads and bridges and the student achievement gap, have ...Read More
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There’s no room for the bully The issue of bullying should be simple: Don’t do it — and if you see it, report it. A 180-pound eighth-grade boy shouldn’t beat up a 99-pound sixth-grader and steal his lunch money. It’s wrong. Don’t do it. However, that seemingly universal premise of right ...Read More
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