Time to turn talk into positive action

Mike KnaakEditorial, Opinion, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Suspicion, fear, anger, even hate. When change and challenges confront us, those reactions sometimes follow. We’re again hearing white nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiment across central Minnesota including recent posters on the St. Cloud State University campus and in St. Joseph. Last week, the St. Joseph City Council backed a motion to build “a friendly, inclusive and safe community for all

How will 2018 be remembered?

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Protests in the streets. Cries of racism. Conflict in Asia and the Middle East. Chaos in Washington. A description of 2018? Maybe. But that also describes 50 years ago….1968. Commentators have compared this year to 50 years ago as a time of political chaos and civic strife. In 50 years, will people look back on 2018 as another turning point

Yes, Virginia, we do turn into our parents

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

It’s often said we turn into our parents. Thus, in a kind of sweet revenge, they get the last word, the last laugh. Time and again, I hear myself “channeling” my parents’ words and phrases: “Where does the time go?” “Oh sure, you might know!” “If it isn’t one thing, it’s another!” “What is this world coming to?” My parents

The diet of Lent

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Sami Nicholson, Sartell Feb. 14 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as current as the teaching of evangelical leader Franklin Graham, yet as traditional as the Bible (Genesis 1:29). Methodist founder John

Feb. 16 Public notice: Wellhead protection plan part two

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                                                             CITY OF SARTELL                                                   NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING                                  ON WELLHEAD PROTECTION PLAN PART TWO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Sartell City Council will hold a public hearing in the council chambers of the Sartell City Hall at 6 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Monday, the 26th day of February, 2018,

Ask A Trooper 2018

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If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us.)   When is it necessary to pull over for a state trooper? Q: While on the

Feb. 16 Town criers

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Newsleaders names contest winners Winners of the Newsleaders’ Valentine’s Day contest are Rosemary Beckrich from Sartell and Mike Twedt of St. Joseph. The winning answers were the following: A = “All of the Stars” by Ed Sheeran = China Star; B = “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton = PineCone Vision Center; C = “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin