Trump is still winning, albeit slower than hoped

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Bob Grise, St. Joseph The St. Joseph Newsleader got it wrong when it stated President Trump is digging himself a hole. No, that would be the Democrats. The Democrats have no message and now their Russia collusion story has proved to be all fiction, they are completely rudderless. The Newsleader claims Trump is acting erratically while at the same time

Honoring the Paris Climate Accord

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Serge Nesbitt, Sartell Are you, too, fighting mad about Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord? Then let’s fight back three times a day by adopting an eco-friendly plant-based diet. Yes, our diet is pivotal. A 2010 United Nations report blames animal agriculture for 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 38 percent of land use and 70 percent of global freshwater

Please, bishop, keep your promise

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Lois Maciej, Little Falls An arsonist set fire and caused considerable damage to the magnificent St. Mary’s Church in Melrose March 11, 2016.  Thankfully, about 90 firefighters bravely extinguished the fire, removing sacred relics to rebuild the interior. The day after the fire, Bishop Donald Kettler told The Visitor newspaper, “We’re all family and we’re sharing the hurt and the

Lions, community go above and beyond

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Kelly Orndorff, Sartell (This letter was written by Kelly Orndorff, a Sartell resident who was left blind after an operation for a massive brain tumor right after graduating from college. In the letter, she is referring to a recent benefit and vision/blindness/cancer event in Orndorff’s honor at the Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill in Sartell.) This thank you goes

Shutting down the meat industry

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Sami Nicholson, Sartell This past Sunday, animal rights activists shut down the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus after years of effectively exposing them for animal abuse. Can the meat and dairy industry be far behind? The shift toward plant-based eating is everywhere. Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Quiznos, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s offer plant-based options. Parade, Better Homes and Gardens and

Resident protests water shut-off policy

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Jeffrey Williams, St. Joseph The City of St. Joseph has been disconnecting citizens’ water unconstitutionally without due process, using City Ordinance 401.12 to do so. This ordinance states the city can “discontinue service of any or all customers of the water system without notice.” I’m defending the citizens of St. Joseph’s rights to due process. U.S. Constitutional Amendment 5 states