Open Forum

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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Scandia employee policy As a member of Scandia Fire and Rescue, I have heard all about the “perk” of allowing car washing for department members. I have served for about 24 years and maybe washed my car a handful of times. This “perk” is rarely used and a ridiculous topic for Scandia’s part-time leaders. There’s [...]

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