Opinion

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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Here’s a thank you to all who have stopped for me at various crosswalks. It is appreciated. Now a complaint about people stopping on the crosswalks, waiting to go. If you’re at a light going left or straight, you have to wait until it changes. If you’re turning right and you see an opening, give [...]

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I was a bit surprised to learn about the misinformation in Mr. Dennis Lund’s letter to the editor regarding the indoor BMX Arena. It seems odd that someone who does not even live in the city of Isanti is so concerned about our fiscal health. He should be happy to know that since I have [...]

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Dear Editor: $2.3 million for an indoor sandbox. That is what taxpayers will have if the Rum River BMX Association goes defunct. Mayor Wimmer claims to have a contingency plan. See any red flags here? The city would own a 73,000 square foot building filled with rolling hills on dirt, no concrete floor, no HVAC [...]

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Wayne Seiberlich Guest Writer If you ever take a drive through rural Isanti County, I recommend Hastings Street north of the Cambridge Lutheran Church. Beyond 357th Avenue and before County Road 6, lies a piece of Isanti County history that has all but been forgotten. As a deputy sheriff with the county, I have passed [...]

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