Minnesota Legislature

On this particular day, Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, was scurrying through the halls of the State Capitol thinking about education issues. Nienow, who represents most of Chisago and Isanti counties, had his first look at a $15.6 billion Senate education bill, which was presented to the E-12 Division of the Finance Committee. Nienow, a third-term [...]

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To the Editor: Distortions, distractions, fibs, folly, and lies, this according to all of the recent attack letters published in the papers these past few months, and now last week’s letter, once again attacking Rep Bob Barrett. Is this the real face of the Chisago county DFL party? Is this all you have?  Please tell [...]

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To the Editor: Chisago County has fabulous representation in the Minnesota Legislature with Representative Bob Barrett. Knowing that Democrat Governor Mark Dayton would veto many of the budgetary improvements the Republican lead House and Senate wanted to pass. Representative Barrett worked with house members on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation the governor [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— The small group of educators and parents gathered at the Isanti Middle School last Tuesday, March 27, was encouraged to do several things: keep an open mind, listen to the facts and become a fierce advocate for their children’s education. Knowing that area school districts are funded at a much lower level [...]

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