Opinion

Dear Editor: There are a lot of things I could say about Isanti County’s proposed tax increase, but the following numbers speak for themselves. Here is how the counties in our region changed their levies in 2014 (information provided by the Minnesota Department of Revenue): Chisago County: – 0.2 percent Kanabec County: 0.0 percent Anoka [...]

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Dear Editor: Are you interested in helping out with Cambridge’s Snowflake Parade on Nov. 22? It takes many volunteers to put on this community parade and the Committee is looking for 12-14 volunteers to assist the floats coming from other communities find parade line up space. Volunteers will also help dismiss their block so the [...]

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Dear Editor: We are supporting Chris Caulk for sheriff and actively campaigning on his behalf. We are supporting Chris because he is the most qualified candidate to be our next sheriff. Chris began his career in law enforcement serving on two city police departments. Shortly after he joined the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office as a [...]

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Dear Editor: I write in support of Chris Caulk for sheriff of Isanti County. Beliefs we hold in common include our love of God and country. I know he is a man of strong faith. He also believes in the Constitution and is very serious about upholding his oath of office. Many of us think [...]

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Dear Editor: In 1833, Alexis de Tocqueville, a French scholar, traveled the United States before authoring the book “Democracy in America.” Written as an outside observer, Tocqueville explained to his European colleagues how this new form of government was being fashioned in America. Among many observations, Tocqueville wrote, “The greatness of America lies not in [...]

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Dear Editor: I take this opportunity to inform your readers about fundraising events. When people hear fundraising they often react like a truck stuck in a rut. I know the economy is shaky. I know some people live on the edge when incomes are limited. But I also know that people respond when the need [...]

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By Gregory A. Winter, Superintendent Braham Area Schools We are almost a month into the new school year and we are seeing many this year’s programs having some significant success. With any initiative, such as our 1:1 initiative, it needs to develop as a process of immersion. We have cautiously entered into this initiative knowing [...]

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