Reader’s Forum

Dear Editor: In 1833, Alexis de Tocqueville, a French scholar, traveled the United States before authoring the book “Democracy in America.” Written as an outside observer, Tocqueville explained to his European colleagues how this new form of government was being fashioned in America. Among many observations, Tocqueville wrote, “The greatness of America lies not in [...]

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Dear Editor: I take this opportunity to inform your readers about fundraising events. When people hear fundraising they often react like a truck stuck in a rut. I know the economy is shaky. I know some people live on the edge when incomes are limited. But I also know that people respond when the need [...]

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Dear Editor: Last Friday, a screening of the film The World According to Monsanto was scheduled to take place at Cambridge-Isanti High School. At the last minute, we decided to relocate to a smaller venue since we had no feedback on the number of guests to expect. The signs we had posted at the high [...]

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Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Braham community, the Braham Elementary School and the parents and their young scouts who joined Braham Cub Scouts Troop 230. September 18 was a statewide Cub Scout sign up night. Braham was the most successful in the Gateway District, which covers 14 cities ranging from Elk River [...]

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Dear Editor: Just want to say thanks to Chris Caulk of the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department for responding to the Green Lake flood problems this spring. Chris located “No Wake” buoys and signs for the lake. These were very effective in preventing shore erosion that would have been caused by uncontrolled wave action. Ken Murray [...]

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Dear Editor: On Nov. 4 of this year, all eligible voters in Isanti County have the wonderful opportunity to decide who they wish to have represent them. Often voters will not know any of the candidates, so it can be helpful to hear from someone that has personal knowledge of a candidate. This letter is [...]

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Dear Editor: Chad Struss is running for County Auditor. We’ve known Chad for years. He and our son Michael were best friends from elementary school through high school. When we asked Michael if he had any words to describe Chad he quickly responded with, “dependable, solid, steadfast, honest, soft spoken but witty, a real straight [...]

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