Opinion

All right, I know this is the third column in five weeks about our dog, but he is truly entertaining. Well, I guess this column isn’t so much about our nearly 4-month-old corgi, Russell, as it is about the whole “dog owner culture” in general. Before last weekend, Russell had only met a few other [...]

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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 [...]

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To the editor Recently I had parent-teacher conferences for my children at Sunrise and North Branch Middle School. As I sat listening and engaging with the educators across from me, I was once again blown away by the caliber of teachers we have here in North Branch. So often, educators hear the negative. There are [...]

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To the editor On behalf of the 2014 Rush City Tiger football coaching staff, I’d like to say thank you. Thank you to the community for your continued support. Whether it be buying and using your Tiger Card at local businesses or coming out to cheer on Friday nights, the support of the local community [...]

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By Judge Greg Galler One of the most important parts of a court proceeding involves someone who almost never says a word: the court reporter. Court reporters are professional employees of the court system who preserve a verbatim record of court proceedings.  The word “verbatim” means, “word for word, letter for letter, line for line, [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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