Opinion

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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To the editor I am shocked to find out only now, by watching KARE 11 News and FOX 9 News about the Superior Silica Sands hauling and dumping sand through our town. I was unaware of the full impact it would have on people’s lives here in North Branch. I have some concerns which are: [...]

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Ever wonder about the financial details of a government contract with a private business? You know, the details that force you to foot the bill for the project as a taxpayer? And what about the trickle down factor when the main contractor hires sub-contractors for major components of the job? Might you also be interested [...]

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