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Joe Nathan ECM Publishers Columnist Congratulations to the many parents, community members and educators who produced a record approval rate of local district referendums. This was a huge amount of work, especially in an economy that is challenging for many Minnesotans. According to the Minnesota School Boards Association, 51 of 59 operating levies were approved. [...]

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Arne Everson Guest Writer The Cambridge Center for the Arts serves Cambridge, Isanti County and beyond. The Gallery is located at 144 Second Ave. SE, Cambridge. Hours are Tuesday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information call 763-691-9679 or visit www.cambridgecenterforthearts.org. Art Gallery: Stop in [...]

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Pastor Andy Romstad Cambridge Lutheran Church One of the great generational divides is Lutefisk. Older generations of Scandinavians treat Lutefisk like it is a spiritual pilgrimage. There is a great void in their spirit if they miss out. Lutefisk generates life. Lutefisk brings joy to their spirits. So, they pile into their Buicks and Chevy’s [...]

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Jayne Mund, Caregiver Consultant East Central Senior Resource Center November is National Caregiver’s Month. It is a time to acknowledge the important role that family, friends and neighbors play in caring for the sick, our aging parents, disabled friends and relatives. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, a caregiver refers to “anyone who provides assistance [...]

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Arne Everson Guest Columnist Art Gallery: Stop in to view our current show, “Fiber and Glass.” Fiber artist Becky Utecht and glass artist, Tony Mischaud-Scorza, present an unusual show of stunningly beautiful art. Come in and enjoy. Bring your checkbook and buy a special Christmas present. This show continues through Nov. 21. Gallery hours are [...]

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Joe Nathan ECM Publishers Columnist Students Mac Schwartz and Mariah Van Heel and U.S. Sen. Al Franken agreed on several important things when the senator visited Forest Lake High School on Oct. 22. Fortunately, both the school district and the senator are not just talking – they are working hard to advance ideas displayed during [...]

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Don Heinzman ECM Publishers Columnist While stories on questionable judgment and the conduct of priests in the archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul dominate the media, the positive message of Pope Francis is energizing many Catholic Church members. Across the Metropolitan area, Pope Francis’ emphasis on having a welcoming, inclusive, forgiving and loving church is [...]

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