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When I was little, maybe 7 or 8, a family of squirrels took residence in a pine tree in our front yard. We may have never been aware of their existence, except that one day my brother and I found three tiny, still hairless baby squirrels lying at the base of the tree trunk, still [...]...Read More
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ECM Publishers, Inc., the parent company of this newspaper, believes coverage of elections from start to finish is important. Following are some of the guidelines we embrace toward fulfilling fair and consistent election coverage as adopted by our ECM Editorial Board. Filing Statements Each candidat...Read More
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I felt a great sense of American pride and patriotism during a visit to Kansas City, Mo. late last week. When we arrived in Kansas City last Thursday, the first thing we did was a tour of Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. We learned a lot about the founder of the Chiefs, [...]...Read More
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The latest in a line of maddening mass killing sprees by an unstable person occurred last Thursday in Aurora, Col. when super-kook James Holmes played out his fantasies by killing 12 moviegoers and injured 58 more innocent victims. With each new attack comes the circuitous debate about gun control, ...Read More
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Help us feed the hungry. It’s time again for ECM Publishers, Inc. and the Isanti County News’ annual food shelf drive. This year’s motto selected by ECM’s Community Affairs Council is ‘happiness is …. a full tummy!’ All of our ECM newspapers are participating in a Community Food Sh...Read More
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Summer is here, and there are plenty of outdoor activities around Isanti County to keep us busy. Last year was my first time at Rodeo Jubilee Days in Isanti, as well as my first experience with the Isanti County Fair. I have to say, I had never heard of Outhouse Races, and I’d bet you [...]...Read More
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With election season among us, and the candidate filing period opening May 22 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, believ...Read More
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By Elizabeth Sias I’ve always loved traveling and exploring new places. I have fond memories of trips to the United Kingdom, as well as Florida, California, New York, Arizona, Wyoming and many more states with my family when I was younger. Until two weeks ago, it had been six years since the last ...Read More
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