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To the editor The local branch of Minnesota Against Common Core would like to thank the many parents, teachers, grandparents, media and interested taxpayers who attended our informational meeting Jan. 19  in Hinckley. The information presented by state leaders, both of which are public school teachers, was compelling and disturbing. It never ceases to amaze […]

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To the editor Nov. 18-22 is American Education Week, as stated by National Education Association, “This week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.” As a union of professional teachers, we pride ourselves in […]

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To the editor Last year, more than 53,000 individual donors logged on to GiveMN.org and gave more than $16.3 million to nearly 4,400 Minnesota schools and nonprofits in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day. North Branch Area Public Schools raised over $4,000 in one day! Nov. 14 is the fifth annual Give to […]

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To the editor Years ago, while I was away from home serving in the military, I received the devastating news that a very young relative of mine had gone missing. I was later to discover that she had been sexually assaulted and murdered by a sex offender. I know firsthand the devastation a sex crime […]

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To the editor My daughter brought a shocking online racist cartoon from the Chisago County Republican Party Facebook page to my attention.  It depicts a slave auction titled ‘Pro-Choice’ and a caption ‘Against Slavery? Don’t buy one.’ The hate and vitriol being spewed by some who align with the Republican Party would be laughable in […]

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To the editor I would like to reach out and thank our local lawmakers for helping us during the recent government shutdown. We were surprised to learn that when the government shutdown, we were going to be forced to close the Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours and the Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental during […]

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