Everyone benefits from organized labor

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Timothy B. Simpson, Sartell After reading Ron Scarbo’s most recent column, I feel compelled to respond to his attack on organized labor. Ron may never have been a dues-paying member of a union, however, he and every working person in the United States has benefited from the efforts of organized labor. I generally attribute attitudes such as his to either

Questioning hurtful, disrespectful behavior of locals

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor0 Comments

Darol Studer, St. Joseph A few weeks back someone busted up a bench in front of the co-op that my wife had installed in memory of her loving sister Patty Reber. Patty, as most all the locals knew, was a very friendly person who loved to go uptown to visit with all. She would stop, rest a while on one

RE: A murder mystery-fun for all ages: National Nursing Home Week celebrated with a twist.

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Opinion0 Comments

Jennifer Steenerson, Sartell RE: A murder mystery-fun for all ages: National Nursing Home Week celebrated with a twist (Friday, June 8, 2012 Sartell Newsleader). I spent six years in the funeral business, (three in Obituaries at the St. Cloud Times and three at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes) and am morally obligated to express my feelings on this event. Murder

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.

Leave fireworks to professionals

jon_y51o5q81Editorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

Tips for a safe, fun July Fourth The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday. Yet mishaps with fireworks can make the holiday memorable for all the wrong reasons. Each Fourth of July, thousands of Americans are injured using fireworks, and 1,300 people injure their eyes. Eye injuries from fireworks include cuts, burns, abrasions, retinal detachment, optic nerve damage,