Opinion
A movement is underway nationwide to increase awareness of distracted driving and eventually make it illegal to talk on a cellphone while driving. In Minnesota, Lakeville attorney Art Kosieradzki hopes to make students so aware of the dangers of distracted driving that they’ll organize a campaign ...Read More
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To the editor In March Lent Township residents will be asked to vote on a proposal to change from March to November the election of township supervisors. I write to oppose this change and will assert that, contrary to conventional wisdom, here is an example where less voting is better than more voti...Read More
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To the editor Monday night’s North Branch city council meeting was truly an embarrassing experience. Over-shadowing the proceedings was the implication of a conflict of interest regarding water fees, supposedly owed by councilwoman Joyce Borchardt. It deals with a trailer park owned by the Borchar...Read More
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To the editor When Kirsten Kennedy was running for Mayor of North Branch, one of the biggest issues was the huge water and sewer bills for residents on city water and sewer. As things are playing out this has become an issue early in her term, she has been pushing to get everyone using city [...]...Read More
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by Cynthia Bauerly Child care strains the budgets of many families in Minnesota, where the average cost of all-day care for one child is $901 a month, or $10,812 per year. These costs make Minnesota the 4th-most expensive state in the nation for child care. Gov. Mark Dayton wants to cut taxes for wo...Read More
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by Judge Greg Galler Judges hear disputes dealing with some of the most important aspects of people’s lives. We hear child custody disputes, restraining order requests, disagreements about contracts and estates, and a variety of other matters. With so much at stake I am frequently surprised at how...Read More
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