Time to act on 15-year-old school safety report

Mike KnaakEditorial, Opinion0 Comments

It’s no surprise that gun safety measures aren’t going anywhere fast in Washington, D.C., or St. Paul. Republicans have shown little interest in action. In St. Paul, a sixth measure gun-related bill has been introduced by five House Republicans that would allow trained and permitted school staff to carry firearms. It’s HF3286 and no committee action has been scheduled. Like

We’re No. 2

Mike KnaakColumn, Opinion0 Comments

Top 10s, Favorites and Bests lists rank just about everything from cars to college degrees. Some of these are truly silly such as David Letterman’s nightly rankings on late-night TV. Lists aim to inform but more often entertain. Some are serious and useful while others are meant to energize debate and discussion. U.S. News and World Report has for years

Blame game hurts honest gun violence debate

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

Connor Kockler After the horrific shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine’s Day, we saw a nation shocked and horrified by yet more scenes of senseless violence. Another 17 innocent lives were lost, and many people’s’ sense of safety, damaged by Sandy Hook and Las Vegas, was further reduced. Once again, the debate over how to best prevent such incidents from

Reader responds to gun violence Editorial and Letter

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Kay Steiner, Sartell You are absolutely right Erin. Someone should have shown benevolence to Cruz when he demonstrated mental disability and anger and put out terror messages. For Pete’s Sake! This person was on medication, his “adoptive” parents were aware, the school knew, the FBI knew and the police knew. You are right! The students needed protection from police, FBI,

Virgil J. Christensen, 88

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Virgil J. Christensen, 88 Aug. 4, 1929-Feb. 27, 2018 St. Stephen Funeral services were Saturday, March 3, 2018, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in St. Stephen for Virgil J. Christensen, 88, of St. Stephen. Virgil passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his loving family. The Rev. Eugene Doyle officiated. Burial will take place

March 9 Town criers

Janelle Von PinnonCriers, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Senior Connection to host photographer’s talk March 13 The Sartell Senior Connection will host Stan Lewis, a retired St. Cloud State University professor, who will present “St. Cloud Photographers: 1850s -1940s” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at the Sartell Community Center, 850-19th St. S. Lewis will tell us about photography in the 19th and 20th centuries. We’ll learn about the first professional

St. Joseph public notice: Resolution authorizing summary publication of zoning ordinance

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CITY OF ST. JOSEPH RESOLUTION 2018-011 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUMMARY PUBLICATION ORDINANCE 502-ZONING ORDINANCE RECITALS: WHEREAS, on March 5, 2018, the City Council for the City of St. Joseph amended the text to Ordinance 502 – Zoning Ordinance, Section 502.09, entitled “PUD: Planned Unit Development Overlay District”; and WHEREAS, the City of St. Joseph desires to publish the Ordinance by Summary