Aug. 16

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‘Teamin’ Up’ food drive set for Aug. 22 The Sartell High School Volleyball Team will do its annual “Teamin’ Up for Hunger” food drive Thursday, Aug. 22. The girls will go throughout Sartell neighborhoods, pickup up non-perishable food items residents are requested to leave on their doorsteps that day. Those who want to donate but who will not be home on

Tyrants everywhere should heed Malala’s United Nations speech

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The standing ovation received recently by Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations was a tremendous moment for humanity. Yousafzai is the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was viciously shot in the head by Taliban thugs while she was sitting on a bus taking her to her school. The Taliban, a radical Islamic sect, is not only against education for girls, but

Past few years, August hasn’t been kind

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In general, I enjoy summer aside from the heat, the humidity and the bugs. This summer has been quite enjoyable with moderate temperatures and less of both humidity and bugs. Despite this, it’s been difficult to enjoy August the past few years. My mother’s birthday is in August. We lost her to cardiac arrest in spring 2010. I remember her

Aug. 9

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Chorale announces auditions Aug. 11, 12 Great River Chorale, a select, auditioned 45-voice choral ensemble based in St. Cloud, announces auditions for the 2013-14 concert season from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday, Aug. 12 at Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Drive S.E., St. Cloud. The chorale rehearses Sunday nights and holds extra rehearsals prior to concerts. Members are skilled

Client pulls advertising in response to ‘Extremists should stop attacks against women’ editorial

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Pastor Tom Wright Abounding Joy Lutheran Church After reading the “Our View” editorial in the Sartell Newsleader today (Feb. 24, 2012) I’ve decided to put on hold any further advertising by our church in the Newsleaders. I am a champion of our constitutional right of free speech. I believe all opinions must be heard in a healthy society.  However, I

Reader says Minnesotans should vote Republicans out of office

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Kent Nelson, Sartell resident Walt Kelly’s Pogo said it best, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Minnesota Republicans have adapted this saying as their guiding or standard bearer in governing the state. As Republicans view their fellow Minnesotans they see the following: bad teachers, eliminate seniority; bad workers and bad unions, pass RTW; bad local governments and

The next step is fighting disease in the developing world

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Eric G. Bing Guest writer One of the world’s largest foreign aid organizations recently announced it will be forced to make substantial program cuts this year. For hundreds of thousands of people, the consequences could be lethal. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced late last  year it had failed to raise the minimum $13 billion needed