Shame on those who trash kids’ lunches

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The children denied school lunches in Salt Lake City, Utah is almost as sad as that heartrending scene in Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. Poor little orphaned Oliver, stuck inside a cruel workhouse where he and others are underfed and hungry, dares to approach the mean man doling out the watery lunch porridge. Holding up his bowl, he says, “Please,

New work-site driving laws should at least be tried

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A law to ban cell-phone use in roadway work zones begs the question: Shouldn’t cell-phone use be banned on every street and roadway in the state? As they say, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Yes, it’s good legislators are considering how to make work zones safer. There’s no excuse for the shocking number of accidents,

Learn safety precautions to avoid fiends among us

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The shocking abduction of a woman in Sartell the evening of Feb. 12 should be a reminder to one and all that despicable crimes can – and do – happen anywhere. Thank goodness the woman is alive. Imagine the trauma – the stark terror – that 56-year-old woman endured at the hands of those two psychotic thugs. That trauma will most

Hillary haters could help her win big

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Even though Hillary Clinton has not announced a presidential run, the Bill and Hillary haters are already squeezing forth their old venom, trying to poison the wells. A recent anti-Hillary salvo comes from presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, who indulged in a despicable “guilt-by-association” tactic, trying to smear Hillary because of husband Bill’s tawdry affair with Monica Lewinsky. Republicans are

Feb. 21

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Sartell-Sauk Rapids 10U Blue Stormin’ Sabres bring home gold The 2013-14 Sartell-Sauk Rapids girls 10U Blue Stormin’ Sabres took the Bernick’s Arena ice on Feb. 2-3 to wrap up their open tournament competition for the year. After picking up second-place trophies at Colder by the Lake tournament in Superior, Wis. and the All-American Girls Hockey Tournament at the Schwan’s Super Rink

Local newspapers are still best place for public notices

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There is currently a bill in the Minnesota Capitol that would allow local governments to publish their official public notices on their own government websites rather than in newspapers and on newspaper websites, as state law has long required. The purpose of printed public notices is to publicize information about government actions in places where the public is most likely

Preservationists are civilization’s true heroes

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Precious cultural heritages are constantly under the threat of eradication from intolerant religious radicals. Case in point: Two years ago radical Islamist invaders occupied the city of Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa for 10 months. While in control there, they conducted a sickening assault on that city’s monuments, shrines, religious sites and manuscripts. They were out to destroy anything that