Let’s hope ‘cloud machine’ gets fixed

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Hunter Dubbin, who is only 7 years old, can’t wait until the Verso paper mill opens again. He has noticed there are less clouds in the sky since the explosion at the mill. Hunter, the son of Al and Linda Dubbin, lives on the outskirts of Holdingford. He is one of the four grandchildren of my good neighbors, Richard and

Festivals are what summer is all about

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Summertime means different things to different people. For students, it can mean a vacation from school. For teachers, it can mean a vacation from students. Others use summer to travel, to rest and to reflect. In Minnesota, it can be said it means one thing: time for festivals. From June to September, there is no lack of activities for families.

Vicious invasion makes me a prisoner

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Ever since the invasion began 10 days ago, I have become a virtual prisoner of my house. As soon as I go outdoors they attack like kamikaze pilots from Hell. The invaders, I finally learned, are called “False Japanese Beetles.” They are the most diabolical, hateful, disgusting bugs in the insect world, if you ask me. I’d much rather deal

Local event about more than free food

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Free food. Everyone likes free food. Heck, some people might not even like a particular event but if he or she sees a sign with “Free Food” on it, they are there. I am no different. Many like to think only college students are experts at staking out free food but they are not the only ones. I recently went

3D is cool but we’re on overload

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

These days, it’s all about three-dimensional entertainment. Just about every other movie that comes out is in 3D. At first I thought it was just for films like “Star Wars” or “Jurassic Park,” but it seems motion picture companies are relying heavily on this technology for different types of films. My niece, Kendoll, loves the movie “Madagascar 2.” At 2

Ryan’s budget reflects Rand’s silly philosophy

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

In the world of Ayn Rand, there is a handful of super-achieving capitalist heroes, and then there’s the rest of us – the moochers, looters and parasites (three of Rand’s favorite words). In the world of Rep. Paul Ryan, there are the righteous money-making capitalists, and then there’s the rest of us – moochers, looters and parasites. It’s no wonder