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Sen. Sean Nienow, Cambridge Senate District 32 Minnesota in December is quite a sight to behold, especially when you have children. The daily routine of work, commutes and the demands of life cause us to, sometimes, overlook the beauty, the stillness and the magic of the season. Children often provide us a fresh experience of [...]

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Rep. Brian Johnson, Cambridge House District 32A For most of us, the Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor attacks of 1941 are just a date that we studied in history class growing up. At the beginning of 2013, it was estimated only a little more than 20,000 World War II veterans are still living in Minnesota, and [...]

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Dr. Ray Queener, Superintendent Cambridge-Isanti Schools The New Year offers a time to reflect on successes and opportunities, and to begin planning for things to come. Independent School District 911 has been fortunate to receive the support of its schools and the education of its students. It has been a privilege to celebrate the new [...]

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Local field trips for students are common, but not so much for teachers. But a Minnesota school recently took its teachers around neighborhoods they serve to help them understand more about their students and families. The ultimate goal is more student success. Many of the students at Academia Cesar Chavez, or their parents, come from [...]

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Chad Filley Guest Columnist Most fads come and go, but many of today’s fads should just go. Whatever happened to the days of Coon Skin Caps, Break Dancing, and the Mullets? This year has spawned some ridiculous trends and after analysis, I’ve decided I must comment on some that simply need to disappear. 1. The [...]

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Arne Everson Guest Writer Art Gallery: Coming Dec. 5, the “Members and Friends” show is proving to be a very interesting exhibit. We will feature the work of several of the members of CCFA, and of course, some of their friends’ work. We invite you to come and see the Gala Artists’ Reception Dec. 6. We [...]

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Eric Champion, President Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Be aware of the impact of your dollars. Local businesses assist the community through a “multiplier effect:” $1 spent at a local business will return five times that amount within the community through city taxes, employees’ wages, and purchase of materials and supplies at other local businesses. In addition, [...]

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