The last time it happened was 1960. No internet, no streaming, no ESPN. No instant replays on the black-and-white TV. No Vikings. The sports news landed on the porch on Sunday mornings in the Minneapolis Tribune. The Sports “Peach” section featured page after page of photo sequences showing the previous day’s big plays. In case you had trouble discerning the
The recent closing of the Electrolux Co. in St. Cloud was as sad as the closure of Fingerhut and the Sartell paper mill after an explosion there killed a worker and doomed the mill. Those three companies employed so many people from the greater St. Cloud area and beyond who earned good wages to support themselves and their families. Growing
“If you want a friend in Washington,” Harry Truman once said, “get a dog.” Truman is one of my favorite presidents. He faced the more consequential challenges of the 20th century – dropping the first atomic bomb, desegregating the military, recognizing the state of Israel. And he did it with a no-nonsense attitude. If you visit Independence, Missouri, devote a
During the last few months, there have been several measures taken by the state of Minnesota and local police forces in an attempt to reduce driving accidents and make the roads safer for all drivers. There is the increasing prevalence of roundabouts and other better-designed intersections, the new hands-free law that took affect in August, and most recently, the blue
by the Sartell-St. Stephen school board Thank you to the Sartell-St. Stephen community for your years of support in the growth and continued success of the school district. Your willingness to move to this community, reside in this community and your support at the polls is key to what makes this district great. We are honored as school board members
The World Series, football games, the beginning of hockey season and cool, crisp, sunny days. Lots to look forward to in the fall. As I enter my second year in the Medicare world, there’s one more routine that comes with the flip of the calendar. That’s the open enrollment for additional health insurance to cover costs that Medicare doesn’t cover.
Jake Omann, Sartell The upcoming school district levy is a pivotal event for the Sartell-St. Stephen community, one that comes with its fair share of misperceptions and contentious feelings. I think it’s beneficial to fully understand and appreciate not only the numbers involved with this levy, but also the overarching implications and purpose behind it. First, the numbers – the
Sending and receiving mail is something that all of us have done throughout our lives. I remember being taught in school all of the essential steps. We would write the mailing address in the center of the envelope, the return address in the top left corner and finally affix a stamp in the top right corner before it was ready