Can elephants be saved by killing them?

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Killing elephants to save them? What an appalling oxymoron. Big-game hunters pay thousands of dollars for the “privilege” of shooting elephants or other exotic animals – many of them threatened with extinction. The money, we’re told, goes into conservation funds that help the elephants survive on protected territories where they are guarded against vicious poachers who kill and butcher the

Is it too early for Christmas? Maybe a little

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

It comes the time of year again for the holidays. Talk concerning Thanksgiving, Christmas and the approaching new year swirls around. It’s a time for celebration and family gatherings, for sharing gifts and giving thanks for what we have. As I’ve gotten older, it seems like the days keep going faster and faster every year up until this point. It

Why should we shop local? Let us count the ways

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

It cannot be over-stated that shopping locally is one of the best ways to preserve and enrich cities, towns and rural areas. According to one study, for every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $73 will stay in the local area whereas shopping at national chain stores results in only $43 staying local. There are many other reasons: Thriving local

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

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With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that