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In an effort to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease, educate our community and assist families who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, this month’s article highlights the importance of planning for care costs.

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If you were to receive a sizable inheritance, what should you do with it? This money could help you achieve some of your important financial goals – so you’ll want to think carefully about your choices.

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After her fourth major back surgery and enough chronic pain to fell an elephant, it would have been easy for my wife to succumb to the preferred route of treatment: prescription painkillers.

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International Women’s Day will be observed on March 8. Around the world, special events will celebrate the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still fa…

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Isanti County has one of the highest rates of youth tobacco use in the state. According to the most recent MN Student Survey, one in three Isanti County 11th-graders reported using tobacco products within the last 30 days.

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This is the second time my husband has asked me to write his article which makes me think, “Who is getting paid to write this column?” Oh wait - neither one of us. Putting that aside, I was trying to make the point that apparently he is so busy he needs my help to get his work done. So last …

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In an effort to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease, educate our community and assist families who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, this month’s article highlights the concern of wandering with dementia related illnesses.

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January is National Mentoring month, a month in which to thank those who mentored us and to think about who we can mentor. Mentors do not need to be famous, they do not need to be rich, they do not need to be an expert and they do not need to be anything, but someone who believes in another …

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Now that Gov. Tim Walz and the 2019 Legislature have begun work, we believe their agenda must include correcting a serious breach of constitutional authority that includes an ill-conceived financial scheme. This 2018 legislation thwarts the will of Minnesota voters and compounds the costs of…

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Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if y…

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As the new year begins, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in 2019. Perhaps you’ll decide to exercise more, eat healthier foods, reconnect with old friends or volunteer at a school or charitable organization. All these goals are certainly worthwhile – …

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Like many people, I find this time of year gives me a chance to step back and reflect on all that I am thankful for both in my personal life as well as in my role as superintendent. This is truly a special time of year with much giving and thanks.

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In an effort to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease, educate our community and assist families who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, this month’s article highlights The ACT Memory Café that meets the second Thursday of each month at SAC’s Enrichment Center. The …

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As I prepare for the changing of the year, the flipping of yet another page of the calendar, the incorrectly dated checks for the next three months, and all the “new year new me” plans I’ve come up with, I’ve also taken some time to look back at all the blessings and struggles of 2018.

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As the administration of Gov. Tim Walz prepares to lead Minnesota for the next four years, the former congressman from Mankato will certainly face hurdles and challenges. One thing is certain for the new governor: Minnesota is much better off today than it was eight years ago.