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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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Pat Braun, Area Supervisor Catholic Charities, Central MN Foster Grandparent Program Every day, around the country, seniors are making a difference in their local communities, volunteering in schools, assisting with disaster relief, helping frail elders with daily tasks, and much more. These volunteers, members of Senior Corps, are truly Making a Difference for Generations. Their [...]

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Sue Abderholden, Executive Director National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota As we finally emerge from the cold dark winter our thoughts turn to spring — and green. Not the green from our grass or the leaves on the tree, but to mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and green is the color [...]

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With election season among us, and the candidate filing period opening May 20 for many local races, we feel it is a good time to let our local candidates and our readers know how we plan on handling this season’s election coverage. ECM Publishers, Inc., the parent company of this newspaper, believes coverage of elections [...]

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Ray Queener, Superintendent Cambridge-Isanti Schools Entering the final month of the 2013-14 school year, I am pleased to celebrate the many successes of District 911 with you. I have quickly established the talents and character of our students, the dedication of district staff and the wonderful support of the Cambridge-Isanti community makes this a great [...]

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Remarkably, as Minnesota families rightly are concerned about college costs, Minnesota legislators are debating whether to allow colleges and universities to inform families that they can save dollars by having high school students take courses on postsecondary campuses. The Minnesota House and Senate have taken different approaches, which they now need to reconcile. Some Minnesota [...]

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Cayla Yund Guest Writer Social media has reached the point of no return. The way society communicates will forever be affected by the influence of social media. As a college student, I see the use of social media affecting the communication that happens around campus. Platforms like Snapchat and Instagram become a normal part of [...]

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