Opinion

Here’s a suggestion for the summer. If you care about learning, teaching, schools or parenting, get a copy of “Teaching with Heart,” edited by educator Sam M. Intrator and writer Megan Scribner. The book has 90 brief, one-page essays by educators, explaining and describing a poem that has inspired them. The book contains some of [...]

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There used to be a time when I didn’t really care much about birds. I acknowledged their existence and got slightly perturbed when they’d tweet incessantly as soon as the sun came up shortly after 5 a.m., waking me up. But now my perception of them has changed. I find enjoyment in watching them flit [...]

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To the editor Here’s your chance. If you want to see a change in the North Branch City Council, consider running or if you know someone encourage them to run. The dates for filing your intentions are: May 20 to June 3 We need more people involved who actually listen to the people. The elected [...]

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Once you read this story, you’ll never shake a little baby violently. Tami Revering, of Coon Rapids, is paying the price for shaking the 4-month-old son of her best friend in an uncontrollable moment three years ago, she told ABC Newspapers staff writer Olivia Koester. What’s more, Revering is willing to share her story of [...]

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by Judge Stephen Halsey The explosion of social networking and the ability of each of us to access billions of pieces of information and connect with literally millions of individuals over the Internet can be viewed as beneficial to society as a whole. But technology advances much faster than our system of laws, and the rules [...]

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To the editor Chisago County has a wonderful non-profit organization that is building steam. A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) is a branch of Habitat for Humanity that directly benefits citizens in Chisago County whose homes are blighted and who are financially unable to fix them. A Brush With Kindness is currently looking for projects for [...]

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