Please stick to word limit for letters to editor

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Among newspaper people, it has long been recognized letters to editor are the “lifeblood” of the Opinion Page and the “heart” of newspapers. It is so exciting to see so many competing views from letter writers, especially as election season heats up. This column is a brief review of the Newsleaders’ policy on political letters to editor. We hope our

All Saints Academy welcomes students

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com All Saints Academy kicked of its new school year Tuesday, Aug. 28. The first day of school is about getting used to the idea of being back in school and relearning the rules. Karl Terhaar, principal of All Saints Academy, said he thought the students were happy to be back. Many Catholic schools open early he

EDA sets budget priorites for the coming year

TaLeiza CallowayNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com It’s that time of year when area cities are in budget mode. Boards and commissions are no different, with many preparing budgets for capital-improvement requests for the coming year. As budget planning continues, the St. Joseph Economic Development Authority is thinking progress. The board set a budget on Aug. 22 of $33,500 for 2013. This is

Speech is a freedom. Use it but brace for consequences

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

There are many freedoms in this country. An important one is the freedom of speech. Yes, while we should be able to say what we feel when we feel like it, that is not always the case. Sometimes people have to watch what he or she might say due to possible consequences. Situations where freedom of speech is used to

Sonrise National Park VBS points to Jesus

Cori HilsgenNews, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Area children had an opportunity to explore camping and the outdoors during this year’s Vacation Bible School session. While studying aspects of nature, children learned how to turn to Jesus for direction in their lives. Ninety-six St. Joseph area children, ages four to sixth grade, participated in this year’s VB School program held Aug. 12-16. The

Prospective voters should check Politifacts for truths

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

As the Nov. 6 general election rapidly approaches and as mud-slinging TV ads proliferate, prospective voters should memorize – and use daily – the following website: www.politifact.com Now in its fifth year, Politifacts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning site that debunks the outrageous claims and distorted accusations made by both political parties. As political parties and their supporters spend billions of

Still time to register for ‘Woofstock Walk’

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Pets and their owners are invited to take a leisurely walk together for the annual “Woofstock Companion Walk” at Wilson Park in St. Cloud Saturday, Sept. 8. It’s the annual fundraiser for the Tri-County Humane Society, based in East St. Cloud. Registration is 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. There will be