The recent blast of below-zero weather in the nation has been miserable but educational. Many ask, “How can there be global warming when it’s so cold?” Most people seem to be learning the difference between weather and climate, thanks to such excellent, factual information in the media during this recent cold snap. Here are some of those facts: Climate is
One of the pleasures of interviewing people for stories are the “small-world” coincidences that pop up during the conversation. I have often said most people do not really know one another very well, that some relationships are filled with really nifty blind connections that remain invisible. There’s a name for this mysterious phenomenon. It’s called “six degrees of separation,” which
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Spoken glimpses into Sartell’s past can be heard and seen on the City of Sartell’s website. Residents in video presentations reminisce about various aspects of the city, including the East Side, the School District, the Police Department and Rivertown. The videos were produced by the Sartell Senior Connection in partnership with the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers who make Lions Community Park in Sartell an ongoing reality were honored at a recent Sartell City Council meeting with a presentation of certificates by Lions Club member Phil Ringstrom and other members. Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll and council members also thanked the honorees, who through the years have contributed thousands of hours to
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com The public is invited to observe nifty robots and their ingenius makers perform wonderous feats at the statewide VEX Robotics Tournament Saturday, Jan. 6 in Sartell. The competition, which is a free-admission activity, will take place from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sartell Middle School. Sartell participants will include award-winning teams from the middle school and the
Sex-trafficking is such a vile, disgusting, vicious crime it is difficult to fathom – difficult to imagine so many “ordinary” folks could possibly do such a crime, and those “ordinary” folks are not only pimps but the “johns” (mainly married men) who pay for sex, often with under-aged girls or boys. Very often, sex-trafficking and drug-trafficking are inseparably connected, which
When they concocted the tax bill, Republicans were wearing rose-tinted glasses in dimly-lit, locked rooms in Washington, D.C. (aka “The Swamp.”) Should we be celebrating this “legislative triumph?” Whoa! Not so fast. We don’t even know if the deal will improve anything except for more money circulating in the rarified world of the already-rich, the politicians’ “donor class” for which
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to his efforts to obtain a green card, Ulises Ayala of St. Joseph was able to enlist in the Minnesota National Guard to help protect “a great, beautiful country” that he loves – the United States of America. Ayala’s personal story is one of 19 featured in a free traveling exhibit entitled Green Card Voices