Public health, economy are both part of virus solutions

Mike KnaakEditorial, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

We can’t escape numbers. Usually, this time of year, we keep an eye on baseball batting averages, win/loss records and how many days the temperature reaches 90 degrees. But since spring, watching a new set of numbers took over our attention – the Department of Health’s daily posting of how many Minnesotans tested positive for Covid-19, how many have died

Please wear a mask

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation, the numbers are simply horrendous. 4.6 million cases have been confirmed as of the time of writing in the United States, with more than 150,000 dead. Despite these statistics, it seems like a large chunk of people seem to be “over” Covid-19, not thinking it deserves concern. While I too am

Don’t hate those who disagree with you

Mike KnaakLetter to the Editor, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

Rick Schultz, St. Joseph mayor Rick Schultz, St. Joseph mayor Occasionally…not very often, I feel compelled to voice my humble opinion to the masses.  This time I feel an obligation to react, not emotionally, but rationally to the ever, ongoing events which seem to be tearing us apart. To date, I’ve never received as much incendiary mail as I have

Schools face tough fall

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Despite best efforts, sometimes there’s no good answer to a problem. That certainly seems the to be the case with how to start the school year during a public health crisis. Everyone agrees students need to go back to school, but the health and safety of students and teachers has to come first. State health and education leaders told school