Act in solidarity to counter prejudices

Dennis DalmanColumn, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

We should all be thankful for the strong civic and moral leadership so apparent in the greater St. Cloud area – leaders who speak up with force and clarity against the dark undercurrents of prejudice and bigotry. We mean leaders like St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Catholic Bishop Donald Kettler, to name just two. Recently, Kettler and Kleis didn’t

Where did our civility, courtesy go?

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

These days, it seems like there is antagonism everywhere you look. Our politicians, local and above, engage in bitter partisan fights. People insult and degrade those who disagree with them. Old customs are being thrown away and discarded in exchange for ramming things through. Many are afraid to even express their opinions in public lest they be shut down. It’s

Don’t judge a book by its cover – an unusual lesson from an unusual source

Carolyn BertschLetter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

Mady Bertsch, 12, Sartell Last year I started volunteering in the Salvation Army Food Shelf with my mom and little brother. When my mom signed us up, I didn’t want to volunteer. I didn’t want to work with the stereotypical homeless person. When I thought of the homeless, I thought of people on the streets begging for money and spending

Be proud but responsible

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Throughout the last year, we’ve seen numerous protests against symbols of the United States. There have been criticisms of the flag, the national anthem and against some of the Founding Fathers. Some of these concerns do have merit, but if we’re not careful, even more topics will come under attack. The question that’s even now being proposed is, is it

Tired of life as a rut? Check out ‘Extra Mile’

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Opinion, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Most of us, at one time or another, feel as if we’re in a rut. Some turn to self-help books and/or motivational speakers. Trouble is, motivational speakers are a dime a dozen these days. Yes, some of them are excellent and truly inspiring, but most of them deliver the same old trite, feel-good-warm-fuzzy clichés gussied up in new costumes, bromides