‘Now Hiring’ signs as welcome as robin’s, spring’s harbingers

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

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

The clock is ticking for Mexico to release Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi

Ron ScarbroColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

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

Care for veterans must match our rhetoric

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

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

Let’s heed Martinez’s angry questions

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

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