Opinion

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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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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