Opinion

Spring break is upon us and with it comes the knowledge that the school year is starting to wind down. One sure sign of spring is the Sunrise River School carnival. This year’s carnival is 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. As in previous years, we will run shuttle service from both the high school and [...]

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Good health is the most basic human need and essential to success and prosperity. The idea that health care should be available to everyone at an affordable price seems easy to support. But achieving that has become a divisive issue in this country, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Before it went into [...]

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To the editor Last Thursday, the NBAPS school board voted to approve the 2014-15 budget, which included a recommendation for a return to a five-day week. Many have asked why not stay with a four-day week since it is working so well and saved money. Four years ago, when the school district moved to a [...]

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To the editor In response to Mr. Kampa’s letter. I admit, I like the idea of having a commuter train that could bring people from North Branch, Cambridge and Isanti to the cities or Duluth. Imagine going to a concert, sporting event or even shopping and then not having to worry about the traffic getting [...]

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To the editor Sen. Sean Nienow’s biography found on his Senate website identifies him as fiscally responsible with a high priority for common sense money management.   It is further reported he is committed to being “thoughtful, prudent and disciplined with our tax dollars.” This description can be put into serious question as he is [...]

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To the editor I am beginning to see a trend with the people elected to represent Isanti and Chisago County down at the capitol. Rep. Kurt Daudt, Rep Bob Barret and Sen Sean Nienow have all been involved in bad decision making that went public in the last year, some criminal. Senator Nienow, the fiscal [...]

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