Rachel Leonard

by Jim Boyle Editor To Rachel Leonard, the world is her classroom. This is especially true in the little corner of the world she has carved out for herself, her family, her community in Zimmerman and her county. The University of Minnesota alumna, an educator of 30 years, an attorney for the working poor and [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer The Sherburne County Board will open a public hearing at its 9 a.m. meeting April 3 on redistricting plans for the county commissioner districts, though residents should not expect any great change, said County Administrator Brian Bensen. The commissioners studied five or six options at a work session March 14, [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Though Sherburne County’s adjusted district lines (based on 2010 census figures) may not be settled for another month, two residents from the current District 5 have said they will file for the office of county commissioner when filing opens May 22. Wendy Kowalski, who is serving the last year of [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer As a new year starts for the Sherburne County Board, next week the commissioners will consider a plan to beat next summer’s heat in the Government Center while also weathering the heat that comes from state and national politicians debating redistricting. The board could decide at its Jan. 10 meeting [...]

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