Lions, community go above and beyond

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Kelly Orndorff, Sartell (This letter was written by Kelly Orndorff, a Sartell resident who was left blind after an operation for a massive brain tumor right after graduating from college. In the letter, she is referring to a recent benefit and vision/blindness/cancer event in Orndorff’s honor at the Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill in Sartell.) This thank you goes

Shutting down the meat industry

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Sami Nicholson, Sartell This past Sunday, animal rights activists shut down the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus after years of effectively exposing them for animal abuse. Can the meat and dairy industry be far behind? The shift toward plant-based eating is everywhere. Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Quiznos, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s offer plant-based options. Parade, Better Homes and Gardens and

Resident protests water shut-off policy

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Jeffrey Williams, St. Joseph The City of St. Joseph has been disconnecting citizens’ water unconstitutionally without due process, using City Ordinance 401.12 to do so. This ordinance states the city can “discontinue service of any or all customers of the water system without notice.” I’m defending the citizens of St. Joseph’s rights to due process. U.S. Constitutional Amendment 5 states

Mother’s Day is not for cows

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Serge Nesbitt, Sartell Last week, The Washington Post published a major expose of the U.S. dairy industry, concluding that mega dairies scam consumers into paying extra for “organic” milk that isn’t. The timing, a few days before Mother’s Day, could not be more appropriate. Dairy cows, world-wide symbols of motherhood, never get to see or nurture their babies. The newborn calves are torn from

Residents urged to support May 23 SRR school referendum

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Barb Nelson, Sartell The Sauk Rapids-Rice School District will have a special bond referendum election May 23. During the past seven years, the district’s enrollment has increased by 1,000 students, and thus they no longer have adequate space to accommodate more students. Adding more classrooms is also not the solution since there are no additional classrooms available. Another issue of