Good customer service is scarce

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, Opinion, St. Joseph0 Comments

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, one definition of the word courtesy is “polite behavior.” Some might think to themselves, I know what courtesy is supposed to look like, but a sad reality is it is becoming harder and harder to spot when it comes to customer service. Whether you’re shopping in the grocery store, your local mall or driving through

Reader says taxpayers should not fund sexual activities

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor0 Comments

Ron Scarbro, Newsleader reader I have no intention of trying to defend Rush Limbaugh. He has fared pretty well so far without my help and he will probably do OK without me now. That having been said, I thought his recent comments were stupid. His choice of words was ridiculous. If you didn’t hear, he basically referred to a young

Salvation Army helps out 365 days in every year

Dennis DalmanEditorial0 Comments

It never ceases to amaze people when they learn how the Salvation Army manages to offer such a vast array of services. During a recent open house at the St. Cloud-based Salvation Army facility, visitors heard the following statistics: 1. The Salvation Army serves close to 18,000 people who have emergency needs – both individuals and families in crisis situations.

Health-care solutions abound elsewhere

Dennis DalmanColumn0 Comments

Why is the United States so afraid of learning good things from other countries? Take health care, for example. Many Americans have been bamboozled into thinking the United States has the best health-care system in the world while the rest of the countries have horrible socialistic systems where people – if they’re not waiting in line – are dying in

Op-ed Senator Klobuchar: What I want to see in the next farm bill

Christian GilmanColumn, Letter to the Editor0 Comments

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar During the past year I’ve visited dozens of Minnesota’s businesses and farms. All over our state you see “Made in America” isn’t just a timeworn cliche – it’s happening here and it’s happening now. Wherever I go, I’m always reminded of how important farming is to our state’s economy. In fact, you could even say agriculture

Facts don’t lie. Buckle Up!

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial0 Comments

Some might think a reminder to wear your seatbelt is unnecessary. Some might even think to themselves, “I already know it’s important to wear a seatbelt in the front seat.” What about the backseat? The back seat of a vehicle is not off limits. Countless studies have shown lives can be saved by wearing a seatbelt no matter where one

Rep. Hosch explains reasons for not seeking re-election

jon_y51o5q81Letter to the Editor0 Comments

Larry Hosch, State Representative Mondays can be a double-edged sword. For many, Monday’s are a dreaded day where we leave the weekend behind and start another long week of work. For me, I have been lucky enough to be given the immense honor and opportunity to represent approximately 40,000 people in Central Minnesota as well as the whole state. I