It’s so good to see “Now Hiring” signs in the windows and lobbies of so many businesses in the area lately. Like robins in spring, those signs are a good omen that a springtime of economic recovery is arriving in this area, this state, this country. Nationwide, the unemployment rate is 6.3 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department. That’s
Some young people these days – people under 60 – have asked me, “What’s the big deal with Bob Dylan? What makes him so great?” I can understand their questions because most haven’t heard a lot of Dylan songs, and others don’t like his singing voice. I try to explain to young doubters why Dylan is so special. Here’s why:
The grand opening May 30 of Pinecone Central Park was indeed a grand day, a historical day, for Sartell. As time goes by, more and more people will begin to realize what a great facility it is – a crown jewel for Sartell and the entire region. Some people, six years ago, thought it was foolish to spend more than
While breezing down Highway 10 the other day on my way to Sartell, I turned on Minnesota Public Radio and heard a woman talking about how “driverless cars” are in store for us in the future. I laughed so hard I almost lost control of my Dodge, almost veered into the ditch. “Driverless cars in the future?” I thought to
U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is sitting in a Mexican jail for the crime of accidentally entering Mexico at a legal entry gate with three completely legal firearms in his vehicle. According to his phone call to his mother, he got into the wrong lane and could not turn around quickly enough. The Mexican authorities pounced upon him and hauled him
It would be interesting to know how many speakers at Memorial Day ceremonies across this country mentioned the explosive news about how some veterans of our wars have died while waiting endlessly for treatments. That tragic, unforgivable fact was surely an elephant in the room at many of the ceremonies. The disgrace was only underlined by all the heartfelt tributes
We should all listen carefully to Richard Martinez, and we should keep listening with a resolute intention to help alleviate that man’s anguish and outrage. Martinez is the 61-year-old father of Chris Martinez, the 20-year-old college student who was murdered in cold blood while entering a convenience store last week during a madman’s killing spree in Santa Barbara. The berserk
(I am a senior in Sartell High School. I came to Minnesota last year from Pakistan. I was an alien and an outsider. I am so grateful to this society and the people of this society. I prepared a speech for our graduation party, but was rejected to deliver a speech on graduation night. I am not satisfied with this.