Did you ever feel as if you are suffocating from compassion burnout? There is too much suffering in the world, and there is nothing – or not much of anything – that any individual, including me, can do about it. Oh, sure, when I’m able to, I contribute some money to this or that good cause. It’s better than doing
Cindy Fox Peternell What’s the hullabaloo about the Titanic lately? Television ads tell us a movie, Titanic 3D, is coming out this week to commemorate its maiden voyage 100 years ago. But, sadly, on April 15, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg at 2 a.m. in the northern Atlantic Ocean and sank with its crew and 1,500 passengers. The life
As a garden-variety of scams keeps growing like noxious weeds, it’s difficult to understand why so many people fall for them. How can victims be so gullible? However, in some ways, falling victim to a scam is understandable. For one thing, people are constantly being asked for their Social Security numbers. On the one hand, people are told never, ever
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Fans of the state Geography Bee are still impressed by what amounts to a four-time deja vu. For the fourth time, Gopi Ramanathan of Sartell again competed at the state level last week, and – for the second time – he won it, qualifying him for competition May 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Now an eighth-grader at
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org In the past decade, the City of Sartell has collected just about $4.7 million in regional half-cent sales-tax revenue – revenue that has been used for a wide variety of city projects of a regional nature. Now, area cities are asking the Minnesota Legislature to allow voters to extend that sales tax from 2018 to 2038.
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com When Taylor Daniels’ mother woke her up from a snooze one day last week, Taylor couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about and why her mother seemed too excited. Then, rubbing sleep from her eyes, she heard her mother say, “I think you won. Yes, you won!” Her mother was holding an invitation that
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org For the second time in two years, Austin Sura of Sartell once again competed at the Minnesota Math Counts competition. Sura, 14, is an eighth-grade student at Sartell Middle School. His brother, Brandon, achieved the same feat, two years in a row, when he was a student in 7th and 8th grade. Brandon is now a
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Friends and business partners Jodi Wilken and Sue Mishow of Sartell are busy nearly ’round the clock, preparing their shop, “Enchanted Floral and Gifts,” for the spring-and-summer season. However, sometimes they get a sinking feeling their dream shop might be on a list of doom — the list of floral shops that have closed in Sartell.