Melissa Pickens, Sartell When my family decided to move, we chose Sartell because of the school system. Having four children (two older and two preschool age at the time), we knew education was an important factor in our decision about where to buy a house. Newspaper articles boasted about the high test scores of Sartell students. Their reputation among the people
(Editor’s note: These reflections on the Boston Marathon bombings and the aftermath were submitted to the Sartell Newsleader by Shane Johnson, one of four Sartell residents who ran in the Boston Marathon.) by Shane Johnson, Sartell There are moments in life, and then there are moments: Those spellbinding times when the world seems to stand still as an experience imprints
Phil Ringstrom, Sartell This isn’t a game! As I sit and watch the courage of the victims and families of Sandy Hook and the firefighters and first responders of West Texas and the populace of the Boston area, I see true grit and patriotism. None of the civilian base responded with assault weapons or armed themselves to prevent these tragedies.
Courtney Goulet, Sartell Mr. Dalman, as a response to your recent article about Obamacare, I would like to tell you I am surprised you are very against Michelle Bachmann who is trying to not allow Obamacare to pass, yet by the end of your article, you don’t appear to be sold on the idea yourself. You said yourself it’s only
(Editor’s reply: My “name-calling” is meek and mild compared to the barrage of vicious name-calling and libelous personal attacks from the ultra-far-right in print, on TV and on radio. Such attacks, ridicule and outright lies are constantly aimed at President Obama, Democrats, any and all liberals, advocates of limited gun control and anybody else who doesn’t subscribe to the radical-right fringe. As an
by John Crabtree, firstname.lastname@example.org, Center for Rural Affairs Tapping America’s vast wind resources requires a commitment to building high-capacity transmission infrastructure. An improved electrical grid will create rural jobs in both transmission and wind industries, bring more wind energy online and help secure a clean energy future in regions rich in wind potential. Unfortunately, the existing transmission network was not
Ken Hiemenz, St. Joseph I write this in the hope it will keep people safe while driving. Some of you may already know this. This is frightening! It works exactly like it says, and is one major reason people in cars can look right at you (when you’re on a motorcycle or bicycle) and not see you. From a former
Mike McDonald, St. Joseph Your new web layout is far superior to your former one. Thanks for the change. I just registered and will try out a “comment” to a news article as soon as I dig out a couple more facts. I’m interested to see if the comments portion of the website also took a quantitative leap with the