Opinion

The Chisago County Master Gardeners have answered many questions about controlling buckthorn over the years. Land that is not cultivated and left unattended is where buckthorn takes over. Once the shrub is established it is near impossible to eliminate. This winter, more than one gardener has asked me if one can eliminate buckthorn during the [...]

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The report of Minnesota school students from low-income families being denied a hot school lunch raises a major question as to who is responsible for feeding hungry students in school. Clearly, the will of the people is that no student should go through the school day hungry. Most agree it is the responsibility of parents [...]

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To the editor I was surprised as anyone else about Senator Nienow owing us taxpayers $750,000.00. I’m also curious to know how the Small Business Administration backed a loan for $631,000.00 with a $120,000.00 house for collateral … friends in high places? If you or I tried to do that, the SBA would have laughed [...]

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To the editor On behalf of the Ayusa team, we want to thank all of the local schools that enrolled foreign exchange students. Ayusa would like to give a special big thank you to the Rush City High School administration and staff. Rush City enrolled a number of exchange students and helped change the lives [...]

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You do that double Japan followed by a cork and a pretzel on the next jump, American slopestyle skier guy. Yeah, I don’t really know what that means, either. I had to look those terms up online. They’re apparently the names of some of the tricks skiers are performing in the new slopestyle event at [...]

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If you had a billion dollars to spend on any public project within Minnesota, what would you choose? Would you spend $5 million to build a new security fence around the Shakopee prison, $500,000 for “pre-design” design, to improve and renovate historic Fort Snelling or $10 million to preserve public housing for low-income families? Should [...]

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