It is – unfortunately – official. The Minnesota Legislature’s Republican majority voted to place yet another issue on the ballot in next November’s election. This one, if approved by voters, will make it mandatory for anyone who goes to vote to have a government-issued photo identification card. If approved by voters, the requirement would become a constitutional amendment. The other
Jay O’Donnell, St. Joseph I generally don’t read Dennis Dalman’s column in the St. Joseph Newsleader because they are so blatantly one-sided. I do find a use for his sections of the paper. On cold winter mornings when I need to fire up my wood stove, they work quite well. His column in last week’s edition of the Newsleader, “Death
As if concern about economic recovery is not enough to worry about, job seekers have something else to add to their list of woes. Not only do those seeking employment have to think about how to get their resume to the top of a pile, but what they should and should not be asked to disclose during a job interview.
It has been said children are our future. They are, and it is because they are that it is so important to protect them and their rights as human beings. We should do it at all costs, because there are countless cases where an action might have been ignored and the outcome was fatal. A recent media report detailed an
Steve Cornett, Sartell Dennis Dalman’s recent column “Death raises questions in gun-crazed culture” proves once again he is looking at things from a very narrow point of view. The reference to the Stand Your Ground law saying it is unnecessary because “if someone kills an attacker because of imminent threat, that fact can be established through an investigation, resulting in
Did you ever feel as if you are suffocating from compassion burnout? There is too much suffering in the world, and there is nothing – or not much of anything – that any individual, including me, can do about it. Oh, sure, when I’m able to, I contribute some money to this or that good cause. It’s better than doing
Cindy Fox Peternell What’s the hullabaloo about the Titanic lately? Television ads tell us a movie, Titanic 3D, is coming out this week to commemorate its maiden voyage 100 years ago. But, sadly, on April 15, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg at 2 a.m. in the northern Atlantic Ocean and sank with its crew and 1,500 passengers. The life
As a garden-variety of scams keeps growing like noxious weeds, it’s difficult to understand why so many people fall for them. How can victims be so gullible? However, in some ways, falling victim to a scam is understandable. For one thing, people are constantly being asked for their Social Security numbers. On the one hand, people are told never, ever