Now I know what the phrase “herding cats” means. Literally. “Herding cats” is defined as “something virtually impossible to do.” Yes. Like catching the homeless cats in my backyard. Last summer, a little girl, selling stuff for school, knocked on my door and saw cats in the window. “Oh! You have two cats,” she said with that sweet, breathless excitement
If you’ve ever had a bout with cancer, as I have, you know how virtually impossible it is to find an insurance plan that is even remotely affordable, unless you’re rolling in dough. And who is these days? About a year ago, I had a cancerous growth removed from one of my vocal cords. I was lucky. It was early-stage.
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Margy Hughes admits Bob Zimmerman got the last laugh. Hughes, a St. Joseph resident, was a member of the Hibbing High School Student Council and gave a thumbs-down when Zimmerman auditioned for the school talent show one year in the late 1950s. “He got up on that stage, stood by the baby-grand piano and just pounded
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org At the regional Spelling Bee, champion speller Alyssa Franzmeier of Sartell was nervous, but after she spelled “endemic” correctly, she felt a burst of confidence. “I wasn’t really familiar with that word, so when I happened to spell it correctly, I was happy and felt very confident,” she said. Alyssa’s confidence – not to mention her
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Three of five top skiers from the Cathedral/Sartell Nordic Ski Team placed in the top 100 finishers in the State Nordic Ski Racing Meet held Feb. 17 at Giants Ridge Resort near Bibwabik in northern Minnesota. There were three events at the meet: a pursuit race, a freestyle race and a classic race. Greta Danielson of
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Walter Hudson, the chairman of the North Star Tea Party Patriots, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Michael’s Restaurant in East St. Cloud. Hudson, who lives in the Twin Cities, has been a radio commentator and is the editor of Sons of Liberty Media, as well as a contributor to PJ Media, True
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com In her six years as the owner of Lucky’s Place, Janet Hansmeier has made a lot of cats happy – not to mention the happy families who adopted them from her cat shelter. That’s 500 happy cats and several hundred families, including some in the St. Joseph and Sartell areas. Hansmeier’s non-profit Lucky’s Place has a
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org The Meyers of St. Joseph – Joe, Pete, Todd – have caused a worldwide interest in their new product – the “Mud Hen.” At a recent trade show in Las Vegas, the Meyers were pleased with the keen interest in the “Mud Hen,” a portable machine that can recycle slurry water on-site for concrete projects. The