Applying lean thinking practices can work both professionally, personally

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

During the last year or so, my dad has been reading through a lot of books for work. They’ve had various titles, but they all mentioned lean thinking or the lean workplace. Though I was always interested in learning about the subject, during senior year I never managed to pick one up. During the summer though, with college on the

Sept. 7 St Joseph people

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Rachel Bedel of St. Joseph has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota – Morris. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.666 or higher while taking 12 or more graded credits.

Sept. 3 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. Aug. 6 1:57 a.m. Fire alarm. 28 17th Avenue SE.

Sept. 7 Town criers

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Last chance to register for SAYBA basketball Reminder: Absolute last date to register for the 2018-19 SAYBA travel basketball season is Saturday, Sept. 15. No late registrations accepted. Register online at saybabball.org. Sartell Market Monday is open through Monday Oct. 15. Summer vegetables are still going strong and the winter squash and apples have arrived. Always available are baked goods, eggs,

Government shouldn’t try to censor social media

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Misconceptions about free speech and the First Amendment are getting tangled up in the growing controversy over the role of social media companies in public debate. Don’t let confusion about free speech, companies’ business decisions and technology lead to government regulation. Let’s start with the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the

In search of votes, Read meets voters one-on-one

Mike KnaakColumn, Election 2018, Opinion, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Jim Read has walked many miles since last winter and, at least figuratively, it’s mostly been uphill. He’s running as a Democrat for a seat in the state House of Representatives in the deeply red District 13A. He intends to knock on the doors of at least two-thirds of the district’s 13,000 households with registered voters by election day. So