Opinion

Dear Editor: Summer is coming. Community Education staff have been busy planning lots of activities for kids and adults. Whether you’d like to develop a skill, try something new, meet new people or just have some fun, we’ve got something for you. Find everything we have to offer in our new brochure, which will be [...]

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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers Inc As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of [...]

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Chad Filley Guest Columnist There are a few things that anyone contemplating a cruise must consider before saying “Bon Voyage.” The brochures make the thought of going on a modern day Titanic seem like one of life’s greatest decisions … It’s a no-brainer, right? My wife and I went on an August cruise to Alaska’s [...]

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Dear Editor: As a client of Riverwood Centers, I am devastated by its closure. The absence of the services I was receiving has created a huge void in my life and my ability to manage the symptoms of my mental illness. I watch as my peers struggle — one to the point of attempting suicide [...]

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Dear Editor: It was a privilege and an honor to host the celebration of life service for Larry Southerland in the Braham Area Community Center (BACC). Larry served as a BACC task force member, freely sharing his expertise and ideas, while influencing others to join and support our cause — to build a needed community [...]

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  Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. North of the Twin Cities, winners included the districts [...]

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Dear Editor: Several area Knights of Columbus (KOC) groups joined together on Sunday, Feb. 23 to host a Bowling for Babies fundraiser at Junction Bowl in Isanti. The fundraiser was to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) of Cambridge’s need for a new ultrasound machine. The PRC of Cambridge, a non-profit 501(c)(3), offers free limited [...]

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