Photographer Crouser captures a traditional lifestyle with traditional tools

Mike KnaakColumn, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Making a photograph these days takes nothing more than clicking a smartphone button. No need to worry about f/stops, shutter speeds or lens selection. Not to mention developing film and using an enlarger to make a print. Of course the high technology that allows every person to make a photo does not guarantee the person pushing the button is truly

Some schools die of old age, others burst with students

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What’s the life expectancy of a new high school? How long into the future will it adequately serve students? With two new high schools opening in Central Minnesota this fall, students, parents and teachers will experience the unique beginning of new places to learn. The Sartell-St. Stephen school district opens a new school on Pinecone Road. It replaces a relatively

Guns don’t kill people? Oh yes they do!

Dennis DalmanColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

Guns don’t kill people? Since when? Was that a long candy cane the killer was holding when he slaughtered those people in El Paso? Was the Dayton butcher wielding a love wand? It’s the knee-jerk line promulgated for years by the National Rifle Association: Guns don’t kill people. After the recent massacres, Donald Trump dispensed a variation of that “volition”

Moon landing shows what’s possible

Connor KocklerColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

We need another moon landing. No, I’m serious. Fifty years ago, the United States achieved something that was once thought impossible. Three men traveled through outer space, landed on the moon and returned home safely. It was an outstanding moment in human history. Despite the multiple crises and antipathy raging throughout the world, people came together to watch it in

A census undercount hurts us all

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Proposing a citizenship question on the 2020 Census is nothing but yet again another bright shiny object that distracts us from the real issue – the purpose of the census and the importance of an accurate account. An inaccurate count threatens our voice in government at all levels and could rob us of government funding for programs we all depend