Congratulations to the Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education Danceline, which is now celebrating its 25th birthday. The good things brought about by that danceline are incalculable. Thousands of girls not only enjoyed dancing but they also learned confidence, self-esteem and poise while having fun. Their parents and relatives who packed the bleachers for each show also enjoyed the memorable dance numbers.
(Dear readers: Please, while reading the following, note my frequent use of the word “some.” As I’ve said before, the vast majority of NRA members and gun owners are good, responsible, kind and caring people. However, that said, there are the “some” that I refer to below.) I want to thank all of the readers who responded to my recent
by Jill Iscol and Peter Cookson Jr. With the departure of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, now is the time to reflect on her legacy, not just in the field of diplomacy but her broader vision for the United States as a catalyst for turning idealism into action. Recently we have seen the rise of a new humanism –
Laura Freese, Sartell The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge and prevention. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Congenital Heart Disease is a specific type of heart disease. CHD is considered the most common birth defect and is the leading cause of birth-defect-related deaths worldwide. More
The Minnesota Legislature will soon consider passing a “Dog and Cat Breeder” bill that will help protect helpless animals from the cruelties of breeders who keep and breed animals for one reason only – to make money off of them as they barely survive in deplorable conditions. The proposed bills are Senate File 36, authored by Sen. John Marty; and
Let’s help save American jobs; let’s start consciously shopping for products “Made in the U.S.A.” I’ve always tried to do that, but it’s problematic for a number of reasons. For example, some products are stamped with “Made in U.S.A.” on the outside, meaning the container was American-made, but the products “innards” were made somewhere else. For another thing, with a
Madison Thompson, Sartell, was recently named to fall semester dean’s list at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above to earn this honor. Kimberly Kaufman, Sartell, was recently named to the fall semester president’s list at Drake University, Des. Moines, Iowa. Students must achieve a grade-point average of 4.o to earn this honor.
The Verso paper mill in Sartell has been sold, but any details of the sale have not been released by Verso officials, who remain tight-lipped about the deal. News of the sale was announced in the media Jan. 29, based on a brief and cryptic email that had been released by Verso. The terse email stated Verso will not issue