Opinion

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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To the editor North Branch has a terrible fear of change. We need revenue from new business to pay the bills.  Our community and city council is failing.  Older businesses are closing, most recently Skelton Drug. We need to be business friendly, or it’ll get quiet around here.  It’ll be more expensive to live and [...]

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In the mail yesterday, I received two new, shiny credit cards — one for me, and the other for my wife, since we’re on the same account. They were the last ones I had to replace after “losing” my wallet a couple of weeks ago. Notice the quotation marks around that word. My wife and [...]

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You may not know or care much about public notices, but you should. They are the legally required notices in newspapers and websites that identify government budget proposals, financial statements, minutes of meetings of the governing body, new ordinances and public hearing notices, some of which may result in a tax assessment to the befitting [...]

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