Opinion

To the editor Mark Osland’s name will not be on the November election ballot for Sheriff. Why? Because the few who voted in the primary have challenged us to act and write-in Mark Olsand ourselves on the ballot! The results of the recent primary election were very disappointing — that we would allow 10 percent [...]

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Money was not mentioned by any of the more than 30 educators who responded to a question I asked about the first month of school. Each of them described the most important things that families can do in September. Everything they suggested is free: helping youngsters set goals, establishing routines, learning something yourself, talking positively [...]

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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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