Open Forum

During the election season, letter writers will be held to the following guidelines: No letters regarding campaign issues will be published in the edition immediately prior to Election Day. If letters are submitted for the second to the last edition that require response or rebuttal, a narrow and specific response to the new allegation or […]

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Editor’s note: the following letter refers to images of Stewart Mills that gained media attention in 2013. Mills should mature It seems old fashioned of me, but I do expect those seeking elected office to behave in a way that shows some dignity and to live by the same rules as the rest of us. […]

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Lower the limit Why isn’t anyone doing anything about lowering the speed limit on State Highway 97, what I believe is one of the most dangerous roads in the northern metro? How many people have to die before something gets changed? There was yet another fatality on Sept. 12. There is no reason the speed […]

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Fire truck fixes needed I read with dismay the remarks made by Councilman Dan Lee at the Aug. 19 Scandia city council meeting concerning the purchase of a new tanker truck for the fire department (in the Sept. 4 story “Preliminary survey in for Log House Landing”). When Fire Chief Hinz was grilled by the […]

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Barrett allegations serious I’m writing today in response to James Lentz’s Aug. 28 letter supporting Rep. Bob Barrett and stating that he’s been a union electrician for over 25 years. James Lentz’s support of Rep. Barrett is interesting. As a union electrician myself, I was very disappointed that Barrett didn’t support the bonding bill that […]

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Barrett complaint unfounded The Democrats’ recent attack on our state representative is outrageous. Many thousands of Chisago County residents are not buying the propaganda. We know Bob Barrett. Very few legislators do what he does. He works a full-time job in addition to serving us in the Minnesota House. He is an active member of […]

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