Opinion

ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers Inc. If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, [...]

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The Isanti County News allows each candidate running for a local office one free filing statement announcing their candidacy. The Isanti County News doesn’t solicit this announcement from the candidate; it’s up the candidate to submit their filing statement to the newspaper if they wish to do so. Filing statements from candidates who filed May [...]

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Dear Editor: The Cambridge Ambassador Program is proud to have 2013 Ambassador Morgan Scheiller representing the community at the 2014 Minneapolis Aquatennial next week, July 21-25. Spending a week participating in the Queen of the Lakes Scholarship Program is an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a select few young women each summer.  We are thrilled to [...]

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Dear Editor: After 33 plus years of law enforcement, all within Isanti County, and the last year and a half as your sheriff, I am officially announcing my retirement from the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office. My last day in office will be Dec. 31, 2014. It has been a pleasure to have been able to [...]

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ven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (http://www.publiccharters.org) Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in different ways.” Then he talked about himself: “I wasn’t one of [...]

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What’s in a name?   Chad Filley Guest Columnist There was a recent proposal made in the Minnesota Senate that Asian Carps should have their name changed it offends people of Asian descent. This particular fish was introduced to local waters three decades ago and has since become a threat to native species. One newly [...]

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Dear Editor: Memorial Blood Centers would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the dedicated blood donors in the community of Isanti. On Thursday, June 26, we were at the Community Center for one of our six Isanti Community blood drives this year.  A total of 56 units were collected, which will help [...]

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