It’s a shame there is no branch library in St. Joseph. The St. Cloud-based Great River Regional Library System has 32 branch libraries in cities in six counties. Well, who knows?, someday St. Joseph might be fortunate enough to become one of those branch-library cities. In the meantime, St. Joseph residents should take some time to become acquainted with the
When it comes to weather catastrophes, we who live in Minnesota are lucky. Yes, we sometimes face life-threatening tornadoes and blizzards and even some very minor earthquakes – faint rumbles, cracked windows. However, we don’t experience the raging, out-of-control fires so common in the Southwest and in California or the rare but horrific quakes in that state. And, thank goodness,
There are many people who, when they think Minnesota, they think bicycles. That is because Minnesota is ranked as the second most bicycle-friendly state in the nation, according to the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, also known as BikeMN. Washington, incidentally, is the most bike-friendly state. Delaware is third. Not only is Minnesota crisscrossed with a series of excellent scenic biking-hiking
Nearly 30 years ago, Janelle Von Pinnon, who lived in Sauk Centre at the time, started a fledgling newspaper she dubbed the St. Joseph Newsleader. Just months after the paper’s debut, the entire area was stunned by fear and horror when 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted in St. Joseph. Needless to say, Von Pinnon and her staff were busy round-the-clock
Gov. Mark Dayton called it an “act of terrorism.” It was. The bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington last Saturday did not cause any injuries or deaths, thankfully. However, acts of terrorism do not necessarily have to result in bloodshed to serve their vicious purpose, which is most of all to ignite the dark forces of fear,
Arizona Sen. John McCain is two times a hero – a hero for the living hell he endured in North Vietnam and a hero for his thumbs-down last week on his fellow Republicans’ latest pathetic effort to repeal ObamaCare. And, not to forget, there were two other heroes who deserve our undying thanks and praise – Republican senators Lisa Murkowski
One of the most stubbornly persistent myths is that homeless people are lazy and do not want to work. According to the Minnesota Statewide Homeless Survey, which is conducted every three years by Wilder Research, 30 percent of homeless adults and 42 percent of homeless youth were working at least in part-time jobs at the time the survey was conducted.