Titanic keeps sinking in my mind

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

Why am I still riveted by anything to do with the sinking of the H.M.S. Titanic, as if that disaster happened just yesterday? I’ve been pondering that question for the past week, prompted by the centennial of that ship’s sinking on April 15, 1912. Whenever I happen to channel-flip through TV and glimpse something about the Titanic, I always think,

All of us should re-learn tornado-survival tips

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Although Minnesotans – famously so – are a weather-hardened species, this past winter, which was practically “balmy,” has probably spoiled us to some extent. But let’s not fool ourselves. A benign winter is not necessarily the harbinger of a balmy, pleasant summer. A drought is possible, as are destructive floods. A lethal heat wave could develop, not to mention –

Graves endorsed to challenge Bachmann

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A former St. Cloud resident, Jim Graves, was endorsed last Saturday as the DFL candidate to challenge incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann for Minnesota’s 6th District congressional seat in the Nov. 6 election. Graves, who was endorsed at the 6th District DFL Convention in Blaine, is the owner of Graves Hospitality, a company that builds and maintains

Graves endorsed to challenge Bachmann

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A former St. Cloud resident, Jim Graves, was endorsed last Saturday as the DFL candidate to challenge incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann for Minnesota’s 6th District congressional seat in the Nov. 6 election. Graves, who was endorsed at the 6th District DFL Convention in Blaine, is the owner of Graves Hospitality, a company that builds and maintains

Reichert is chosen as next principal for St. John’s Prep School

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Matthew Reichert was recently selected as the next principal of the St. John’s Preparatory School. Reichert has been filling in as acting principal since July 2011. He will continue as acting principal for the rest of this school year and will begin duties as the principal on July 1. Reichert, who is originally from Richmond, was

Former credit union site is part of city’s history

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by TaLeiza Calloway news@thenewsleaders.com In 1958, Ellie Studer married her husband, Darol. They held their reception at the St. Joseph VFW—the building that is now the former site of the Central Minnesota Credit Union at 35 College Ave. N. When the building was built in November 1904, it was home to the First State Bank of St. Joseph. In 1917

St. John’s Prep team earns state championship

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The St. John’s Prep School Knowledge Bowl team won the state championship in the Class A division at the Minnesota Knowledge Bowl meet April 12-13 at Cragun’s Resort near Brainerd. The team was tops of 24 teams that competed in its division. Its members are Isaac Bohart, Emiliana Cofell, Hank Dudley, Christian Gaetz and Brenden Wichman. The

School-trust land reform on verge of approval, local politician asks support

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

by Reps. Tim O’Driscoll (R) and Denise Dittrich (DFL) Many times those who hold public office are labeled as being too partisan and not willing to work together to solve problems. We’d like to share with you a story of how the Minnesota Legislature is working together in an unprecedented bipartisan fashion this session to bring about change that will