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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. The announcement needs to be 300 words [...]

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Dr. Ray Queener, Superintendent Cambridge-Isanti Schools As I reflect on the end of my first year as Superintendent of District 911 Schools, I have been fortunate to become a part of such a wonderful community. This past Sunday the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2014 celebrated the educational attainments and bright futures of our [...]

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Keith Anderson, Director of News ECM Publishers Inc. A few days ago we told you about a bill regarding public access to critical data that was waiting for the governor’s signature. Senate File 1770 had already received unanimous support in the House and the Senate. Known as the Timberjay bill, it would require that all [...]

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Once you read this story, you’ll never shake a little baby violently. Tami Revering, of Coon Rapids, is paying the price for shaking the 4-month-old son of her best friend in an uncontrollable moment three years ago, she told ABC Newspapers staff writer Olivia Koester. What’s more, Revering is willing to share her story of [...]

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Fortunately legislators mostly listened to community leaders and students like Sam Petrov, Cherish Kovach, Kelly Charpentier-Berg and Aaliyah Hodge as they considered Minnesota’s pioneering Postsecondary Enrollment Options law. After months of debate, and on a bipartisan basis, legislators agreed with students and many community and business groups that families and students need more, and more [...]

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Lucinda Jesson & Glenace Edwall Minnesota Department of Human Services As May is celebrated as Mental Health Month this year, Minnesota is marking the 25th anniversary of the Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Act, one of the earliest and most comprehensive pieces of mental health legislation in the nation. The 1989 Legislature recognized the unique needs [...]

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Ever wonder about the financial details of a government contract with a private business? You know, the details that force you to foot the bill for the project as a taxpayer? And what about the trickle down factor when the main contractor hires sub-contractors for major components of the job? Might you also be interested [...]

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