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Michelle Haroldson, MD Cambridge Medical Center Flu myths are common, but influenza can be serious and even fatal so it is important that we all know what’s true and what’s false. Why doesn’t everybody get the vaccine? As a doctor, I hear all sorts of reasons so I thought it might help to explain some of [...]

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Barbara Bergwall SAC’s Enrichment Center Events happening at the Seniors Activities Center and SAC’s Cafe, 140 N. Buchanan St., Suite 164, Cambridge. We are so pleased with the outcome of the second-annual Oktoberfest. The yelping German style was heard in the kitchen that night because it went so well. We are getting these fundraiser meals [...]

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Pastor Andy Romstad Cambridge Lutheran Church They kissed in church. On the lips. I saw it. A big wet smackeroo. At Cambridge Lutheran. They weren’t even married. Spontaneous kissing is uncommon in Lutheran churches. But this was at the Lutefisk Supper. Lutefisk inspires strange behavior. It is a big party of young kids in older people’s [...]

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Pastor Andy Romstad Cambridge Lutheran Church There is this guy in England. He doesn’t believe in God. He never misses church. He is a friend of a friend. He sounds odd. He explains it like this: “Church is the only place left regularly asking ‘first order’ questions.” So, he goes to church. What are “first order” [...]

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Pastor Andy Romstad Cambridge Lutheran Church Christians often assume everybody else agrees with them about the bible. If only it were that easy. Lutherans don’t even agree about the bible. (There are 37 different Lutheran groups in the U.S.) There is little universal agreement about what the bible is, how to interpret it, what matters [...]

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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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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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