by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org The Waite Park mail-processing center will be on the chopping block, after all. It will be consolidated at a Minneapolis location in February 2013. That news was confirmed May 22 by the Newsleader in an interview with Pete Nowacki, U.S. Postal Service spokesman based in Minneapolis. Nowacki said the Waite Park facility will continue as a
When personal choices impinge adversely on the public’s welfare, when does society have the right to pass a law to prevent that? Of course, that’s an age-old question that even the ancient Greeks used to ponder a lot. But it’s a question well worth pondering again when it comes to motorcyclists who choose not to wear helmets. One of our
Column by Candi Valasity Everyone at some point has had a neighbor they can’t tolerate. They seem to be numerous and unavoidable, but if being a neighbor from Hell were an Olympic event, mine would have a wall of gold, silver and bronze medals. At one apartment I lived in I couldn’t have anything on the wall because the bass
A brat sale, sponsored by the Y2K Lions will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 25 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday May 26 at the St. Joseph Meat Market. Proceeds will be donated toward the purchase of flower baskets to be hung on St. Joseph city lamp posts throughout downtown this summer.
The Sartell Volunteer Garden Club needs volunteers. At the first Garden Club meeting recently, only seven people attended. Most of the garden beds in the city’s 40 parks have not been “adopted” yet by volunteers and as a result those beds are in need of care. What’s needed is volunteers who are willing to weed, maybe mulch and prune here
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Nothing can prepare oneself for death, according to poet Mark Conway of Avon. Conway is the director of the Literary Arts Institute at the College of St. Benedict. He has just been honored with a prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship Award. Like most poets, Conway has been pondering death and wrestling with death for years, especially in
After 10 years of cajoling and threats, the Minnesota Vikings finally got its way. The team will get a stadium at a cost of $1 billion, with slightly over half of that cost coming from various forms of public funds. Purple Pride exploded when the stadium deal finally passed the legislature. Even many who were opposed to the public-private deal
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers are badly needed for the Sartell Volunteer Garden Club. At the first Garden Club meeting recently, only seven people attended. Most of the garden beds in the city’s 40 parks have not been “adopted” yet by volunteers. As a result, those beds – featuring mainly perennials such as shrubs and perennial flowers – are looking