Opinion

Dear Editor: A few weeks ago, an article in the paper caught my eye. Isanti County has received five annual awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting from a national finance officers association. So I spoke to a couple of people I know at the County to get more information about this. I was so impressed [...]

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Dear Editor: We would like to thank all the friends and businesses that donated toward the purchase of our granddaughter’s (Ashlynn Johnson) steer at the 4-H State Fair Auction. It was a fun and exciting time for Ashlynn; she loves showing her cattle at local and state shows. The money for her steer will help [...]

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Dear Editor: Poll numbers for Congress and President Obama reveal high levels of disapproval nationally and in Minnesota, suggesting significant changes are needed. One change discussed is term limits. We have term limits. They are called elections and we voters are not enforcing them. Dislodging incumbents happens infrequently. The 2010 election was “historic,” yet only [...]

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Isanti County Zoning Office Guest Commentary How clean is the water in your lake? How healthy is the Rum River? For the last two years, staff from Isanti County, Mille Lacs County and Anoka County, have been trying to get answers to those questions. Their efforts are part of a watershed study for the Rum [...]

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By CambridgeACT on Alzheimer’s Survey Team, Guest Article In an effort to raise awareness, educate our community and reduce the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, it is important to understand and be knowledgeable about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Being aware and knowledgeable about Alzheimer’s disease, can help in early detection, support [...]

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By Chad Filley, Guest Columnist My summer officially kicked-off when my wife (Jane) entered our Pug/Bulldog designer dog, Antonio, and yours truly in a look-a-like contest. I agreed to go along with the farce to both humor my wife and because it was for charity, but then the strangest thing happened … We won. That’s right, my [...]

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Dear Editor: I read last week’s paper where Commissioner Greg Anderson “gave kudos to the different departments for cooperating and reducing the original levy amount substantially.”  If county employees are setting the tax levy, why do we have elected officials? Who is representing us, the taxpayers, especially when they increase Isanti County taxes nearly 15 [...]

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