Mother’s Day is not for cows

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Serge Nesbitt, Sartell Last week, The Washington Post published a major expose of the U.S. dairy industry, concluding that mega dairies scam consumers into paying extra for “organic” milk that isn’t. The timing, a few days before Mother’s Day, could not be more appropriate. Dairy cows, world-wide symbols of motherhood, never get to see or nurture their babies. The newborn calves are torn from

Residents urged to support May 23 SRR school referendum

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Barb Nelson, Sartell The Sauk Rapids-Rice School District will have a special bond referendum election May 23. During the past seven years, the district’s enrollment has increased by 1,000 students, and thus they no longer have adequate space to accommodate more students. Adding more classrooms is also not the solution since there are no additional classrooms available. Another issue of

Mayor, council thank Sartell police department for all they do

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Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll, Council member Mike Chisum, Council member Ryan Fitzthum, Council member Pat Lynch, Council member David Peterson In recognition of National Police Week May 14-20, 2017, the Sartell City Council expresses our support and appreciation for the talented and dedicated administrative staff, police officers and police reserves serving the Sartell community. Our entire police department team works

Reader says some elected officials ignore their public

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Anne Buckvold, St. Joseph Last week, I traveled to the state Capitol with five leaders from the area. There were two college students (now leading the Rally for Rail Minnesota campaign), two leaders with the GRIP/ISAIAH #finishnorthstar campaign and a rail enthusiast whom I met for the first time. He wanted to come to voice his support as a retired grandfather for an efficient

Seed for ‘International’ event blossoms into beautiful flowers

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Zurya Anjum, Sartell As a long-time resident of Sartell, I am proud of our city and how involved residents are in projects for the good of all. I am especially thankful to Celebration Lutheran Church. I was introduced to Pastor Elizabeth Strenge last year by a mutual friend regarding the possibility of speaking as a Muslim in the city. I