Goodbyes are essential

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, St. Joseph0 Comments

Nancy Streng, ISD 742 elementary counselor It is striking to me, during the last days of school, how essential goodbyes are. Non-school folks might not understand. They might say “the last days are wasted,” “the kids have already checked out,” or “it’s just babysitting,” but then, they would be missing the real impact of what is taking place. What might

LTE – Apple Duathlon

jon_y51o5q81Letter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Sheri Schrock, Cohasset, Minn. I participated in my first Sartell Apple Duathlon on Saturday, May 26 and I would like to thank all the people who stood out in the downpour and the wind for hours to cheer us on, as well as all the volunteers who worked the race. I was freezing for 45 minutes on my bike –

LTE – Now is the time to participate

jon_y51o5q81Letter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Amy Braig-Lindstrom, Sartell Times are changing and so is the leadership in our community. It is an incredibly exciting time in our town. There are currently two open seats on the School Board and two open seats on the the City Council. Unfortunately, if you haven’t already stepped forward, you’ve missed the deadline to toss your name in the ring

Franken: Celebrating a healthier Minnesota

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Sen. Al Franken It has been two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and even though it won’t be fully implemented until 2014, millions of Americans and Minnesotans are already enjoying benefits from important provisions in the law. For example, no child in American can now be denied health insurance coverage because he or she has

Restaurateurs face economic challenges, especially skewed licensing fees

jon_y51o5q81Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Betzy Gaetz, Owner, Anton’s Restaurant, Waite Park As the state slowly inches out of the recession, Minnesota restaurants and their 178,000 employees are still facing daunting challenges. The improving economy has resulted in soaring food prices; the cost of beef is up almost 12 percent in the last year, while the prices of pork, bread, potatoes and dairy products have