Opinion

Tanner James Pap of Lino Lakes was hoping to counsel others on the dangers of drug abuse. Instead, he died from a heroin overdose as a student at the University of Minnesota in 2012. He was 21. Nick Moore of Fridley, a 25-year-old bioengineering student at the University of Minnesota, died of a heroin overdose [...]

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“Keep their minds and bodies engaged in wonder during the summer months when they are not attending school.” That’s what Julie Olson, director of elementary education for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools recommended last week. She was one of 39 education leaders who responded to my request for suggestions about what parents could do to [...]

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Dear Editor: Prairie Senior Cottages would like to express our sincere appreciation to the first responders in the city of Isanti who work tirelessly to protect our city and the residents of our cottage. Words can’t express the admiration we have for the faithfulness of the Isanti Fire Department, the Chief of Police and all [...]

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  Dear Editor: In January of 2014, a new state law went into effect that will raise the amount Minnesotans are allocated to have in order to be eligible for medical assistance. However, they left out a group of people, the elderly and the disabled. The Affordable Care ACT increased the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) [...]

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Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department for placing the memorial wreaths on Marlo Zwiers and Clifford Lindgren’s grave sites. It is good to know they are remembered after all these years. Marlo Zwiers was my uncle and Clifford Lindgren was my father. I no longer live in Minnesota and [...]

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Dear Editor: Thank you to the Isanti Police Department for sponsoring the ‘Take a Kid Fishing Day’ event at Country Camping Tent & RV Park on June 7, 2014. We would also like to thank Northland Gas of Isanti for donating and supplying bait. Despite the on-off rain, Officers Travis, Lowell, and Rod splashed their [...]

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Dear Editor: Twenty five people attended the Cambridge State Hospital Cemetery clean up. After bagging leaves, planting flowers and connecting with others we ended by singing a civil rights song called “Step by Step.” Following the clean up, was a potluck where we recognized Dorothy Anderson. Dorothy Anderson was born in Fairbault state hospital. Dorothy [...]

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