Opinion

Every summer the Chisago County Master Gardeners get questions from anxious gardeners about tomatoes.  Many times the answer is that it’s too late for anything to be done to solve the problem, especially in late summer or fall. So, it might be helpful to file this article away for next year’s tomato crop. Almost 20 [...]

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As I’m writing this column, there’s an 8-week-old sleeping on the linoleum in our kitchen. I should probably specify that it’s an 8-week-old dog so people don’t think we have a newborn that we just leave on the kitchen floor. His name is Russell, and he’s a corgi. Right now, he kind of looks like [...]

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To the editor I am reminded after reading the letter last week from Ms. Mondor that the failed court proceeding against Rep Barrett happened at the same time ground breaking for the unnecessary and wasteful $90 million dollar senate office building happened. It couldn’t be that the Democrats are trying to distract voters from the [...]

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by Judge Steve Halsey One of the most interesting and non-controversial matters that judges hear are applications for name changes. A person seeking a name change must have resided in Minnesota for at least six months. The applicant fills out and files an application stating the new name they seek to be approved, then schedules [...]

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Can you believe it? School lunch is controversial. In this time of political extremes even the hot dog is at risk. The federal government, in an attempt to insure healthy eating for our children, requires schools to serve meals with new and very specific requirements for reduced salt, required whole grains, required quantities of fruits [...]

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To the editor The left is all for free speech until somebody complains about the left’s agenda. When that happens free speech goes out the window and punishing the complainer becomes the order of the day. Case in point:  (the complaint) last week’s letter trashing John von Lange for exercising his right of free speech [...]

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