The diet of Lent

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Sami Nicholson, Sartell Feb. 14 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as current as the teaching of evangelical leader Franklin Graham, yet as traditional as the Bible (Genesis 1:29). Methodist founder John

‘Experts’ wrong on global warning

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Bob Grise, St. Joseph From the “experts” who gave us the green energy boondoggles comes the cry to fight global warming. The “experts” were wrong about global cooling. Wrong about a predicted mass starvation. Wrong about resource depletion. The St. Joseph Newsleader opinon page is oh so happy to ignore this record of failed predictions and beat the drum for the

Taxing what hurts us may keep citizens healthier

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Sami Nicholson, Sartell With Congressional Republicans rushing to place a new tax bill on President’s Trump’s desk before Christmas, here comes the respected British publication The Guardian suggesting a new source of tax revenue – meat. Yes, a tax on meat, to beat the health and climate crises. The concept is hardly radical. We already pay taxes on tobacco, alcohol,

Thank you to Sartell residents, businesses

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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

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

What a wonderful St. Joseph Winterwalk

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Margy Hughes St. Joseph Action Group On Dec. 1, downtown St. Joseph was full of enthusiasm. Many thanks to the businesses and volunteers that made this happen. This was the eighth tree lighting. The evening started at the Bello Cucina patio with the assistance of our “guest illuminators” St. Joseph Police Chief Joel Klein and his wife, Anne, and son

Don’t judge a book by its cover – an unusual lesson from an unusual source

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Mady Bertsch, 12, Sartell Last year I started volunteering in the Salvation Army Food Shelf with my mom and little brother. When my mom signed us up, I didn’t want to volunteer. I didn’t want to work with the stereotypical homeless person. When I thought of the homeless, I thought of people on the streets begging for money and spending