Are all drunk-driving convictions now invalid?

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by Judge Frank J. Kundrat “Judge, is it true that all drunk driving convictions are now invalid?” I was recently asked that question, which was prompted by a recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that got media attention. In State of Missouri v. McNeely, the Supreme Court decided last April the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires that,

Like RomneyCare, ObamaCare is going through birth pains

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If the Affordable Care Act’s website is not functioning well by the eve of Dec. 1, those who abhor that law will say “told you so – it’s a train wreck.” But whoa! The train has barely left the station. A derailment is not inevitable, much as the law’s opponents would like to think so. They gloat, they salivate, they

JFK murder turned TV set into box of doom

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Fifty years ago today, Nov. 22, I skipped school. Sitting in a comfortable chair, I propped my feet up against the side of the old kerosene stove and began reading Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” an assignment for 10th-grade English class at Tech High School. I kept glancing up from the book to the glum light coming through the bay windows

Nov. 22 Sartell

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Four Sartell students are studying abroad during the fall semester through the Office for Education Abroad at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, and St. John’s University, Collegeville. They are the following: Jessica Alkire, daughter of Mary and Doug Alkire, who is a junior English major at CSB studying in the London program; Austin Barkley, son of Julie and Jim Barkley,

School’s tribute to veterans was outstanding success

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Sartell Middle School did itself proud when, on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), it held a couple of events to honor veterans. Area veterans, many of them parents or siblings of school students, were invited to the middle school to enjoy lunch with the students. The “Lunch with Veterans” program has become an annual tradition at the school, and this year,

FDA should definitely ban trans fats

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The federal Food and Drug Administration plans soon to outlaw trans fats in our food supply. Good. It’s about time. It has long been established that trans fats raise levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), according to the Mayo Clinic website. Trans fats lead to clogged arteries and heart attacks. Trans fats are created

Let light shine on mental-illness issues

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Wendy and Steve Hennes, Sartell Recently, we hosted a house party in response to a request by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to meet with elected officials to discuss mental-health issues. We found our elected officials do indeed care about people who live with mental illness. The officials who attended were Sen. Michelle Fischbach; Reps. Tim O’Driscoll and Jeff

Nov. 15 Sartell

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contributed photo Six local gymnasts (from left to right) Morgan Weber and Lauren Jaenisch, both of Sartell; Liberty Kosloski of Sauk Rapids; Leighton Stebbins of Sartell; and Ava Schmidt of St. Cloud recently qualified for the Level 4 State Compulsory Gymnastics meet to be held Dec. 14-15. They are members of Northcrest Gymnastics in Sauk Rapids. Gymnasts need to earn