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
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
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
It is pretty obvious that “Big Labor” suffered a “big defeat” in the recent Wisconsin recall election. It pleased me but I thought I would do some investigation to see if I was justified in my satisfaction with the results. I went to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn who is a union member and how many of
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.
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,
The other day, in the Walmart parking lot, as I was getting out of my car, I spotted at least a dozen pennies on the asphalt. I didn’t pick them up. Just a few years ago, I would’ve picked up every one of them. There were two reasons I didn’t pick them up the other day – my creaky lower
Hats off to the remarkable Sandra Cordie of Sartell for trying to raise more widespread interest in “National Night Out.” (See story in today’s paper.) We also want to commend Cordie’s neighbor, Stephanie Partch, who is also working to inspire others to set up National Night Out events. The two women are now planning the sixth annual Night Out event