Opinion

Dear Editor: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported in the the July 27 Sunday paper that Lance Johnson (Woodbury) owes $129,000 in back property taxes to Isanti County. People like Johnson are allowed to delay these taxes legally. This is a good business decision for them but it is wrong and unethical. The other top nine [...]

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Dear Editor: Recently I read in the paper about our representative opposing the requirements that employers provide any additional compensation to their employees. He voted against raising the minimum wage, he voted against state laws that expanded sick leave usage to cover taking sick or elderly parents to the doctor; however, then he voted for [...]

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Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]

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Dr. Budd Renier, MD Cambridge Medical Center Are concussions really more common than they used to be? Why have we seemed to hear more about them within the past few years? Is there really anything that can be done other than just waiting it out? These are questions that our concussion team hears many times [...]

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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:   We would like to thank the businesses and organizations which helped make a “perfect day” for the Connection and the Healing Event on May 30, 2014 at Cambridge Medical Center. Thank you Allina Health, Region 7E Initiative on Adult Mental Health and Chemical Dependency, Wellness in the Woods, Star 95 Car Wash, [...]

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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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