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Roxie Karelis The Refuge Network Children are our future; we all have a stake in the next generation. The future prosperity of any society depends on its ability to foster the healthy development of the next generation. When a society invests wisely in children’s development — socially, emotionally and cognitively — the next generation will [...]

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Jamie Schurbon,  District Manager, Isanti Soil and Water Conservation Distric A geologic atlas project is underway for Isanti County that will map the geology and aquifers below our feet in detail. “Think of it as an MRI of the ground — a 3-D map that will assist in areas such as groundwater permitting and making water management [...]

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Chad Filley Guest Columnist There are a few things that anyone contemplating a cruise must consider before saying “Bon Voyage.” The brochures make the thought of going on a modern day Titanic seem like one of life’s greatest decisions … It’s a no-brainer, right? My wife and I went on an August cruise to Alaska’s [...]

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  Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. North of the Twin Cities, winners included the districts [...]

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Joe Nathan ECM Publishers Columnist Six high school students spoke out last week, and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and [...]

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Article provided by Isanti County The role of the Isanti County Assessor’s office is to value and classify all real and personal property in Isanti County. The process begins with the assessor collecting data on sales of properties within the market during a specific time period between October 2012 and September 2013 (this is the [...]

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Tammi Johnson, K-12 Media Specialist Braham Area School District It has been a busy month at Braham Area Elementary School. Throughout the month of February, the students and staff have been celebrating “I Love to Read” month. A variety of activities were planned to celebrate the act of reading and books. The celebration concluded with [...]

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