Male-female pay inequity still a problem in the state

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Opinion, Print Editions, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Minnesota ranks tops in the nation for women workers in terms of economic and social well-being, according to a study released this year by WalletHub. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is Minnesota women workers still earn less than their male counterparts in 20 key industries analyzed, according to an article by Sanjukta Chaudhuri in Trends magazine. In those

Thank you to Sartell residents, businesses

Administrative AssistantLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

We want to express our appreciation for a couple of major events brought to Sartell through the time, talent and generosity of our local residents and businesses. The Country Lights Festival holiday lighting around Lake Francis has drawn well over 1,000 people already, and it will continue through Dec. 31. And Liberty Bank Minnesota just organized and hosted a huge

Franken exit opens way for change

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

During the last few weeks, a lot of national and international attention has been focused on our home state of Minnesota. This attention, though, has not been the kind we would have liked to receive. This is of course due to our embattled Sen. Al Franken, who for several weeks now has been embroiled in a series of sexual-misconduct allegations.

Harassment stories dispiriting, but also necessary, instructive

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The constant spate of stories about sexual harassment in all of its forms is dispiriting, to say the least. It’s as if some bogeyman had ripped the façade off of civilized society to expose so much rot underneath. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, beloved down-home author and host Garrison Keillor, politicians, TV newscasters and commentators Bill

Will Vikings make it to championship? Let’s hope so

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This year has been an exciting time for Minnesota football fans. The Vikings are on a roll, multiple wins in a row as of this writing, with a new quarterback and great defense. We’ve beaten several good teams, and are looking to expand our record. Naturally, hushed speculation has emerged. Could Minnesota actually make it to the “the big game?”

Thank you all for successful Small Business Saturday

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Mary C. Bruno, Bruno Press Thank you to the Newsleaders for publishing Vicki Ikeogu’s article in advance of the Holiday Art Crawl. With that boost in helping make sure everyone knew it was happening, we had our most successful art crawl ever. More than 1,000 people visited St. Joseph shops, studios, bars and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Thank you also