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

Sidelining scientists costs lives

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

We have a science problem. A vocal minority of Americans, egged on by political leaders at the highest levels, continue to ignore basic science and long-standing public health practices to deal with the pandemic. Face coverings, social distancing and frequent hand-washing slow the virus’s spread. Instead, the non-science types talk about a hoax, a miracle drug (that doesn’t work) and

This Fourth, let’s live up to our values

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

We have made it another year to the Fourth of July. But this year, the situation is much different. Our country, and the world, is engulfed in fighting a deadly pandemic that has already infected more than two million Americans, and killed more than 130,000. Horrific shootings of Black Americans have sparked a massive movement to finally confront the injustices

It was a lynching by ‘knee’ in broad daylight

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

It was a vicious public lynching, except the policeman used his knee instead of a noose to squeeze the life out of George Floyd as three cops stood there and watched. That cruel cold-blooded murder on a Minneapolis street unleashed outrage and demonstrations worldwide and rightfully so. These murders of black boys and men, often by police, have been going