Please beware of thin ice, heed warnings

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

“Watch out! You’re on thin ice!” That stern advice to someone indulging in risky behavior is too often literally true – especially right here in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” I wince and cringe every time I see somebody on the ice of lakes and rivers, especially in early winter. As a reporter, I have covered all too many ice

Hope for the New Year

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As December continues on, the holiday season is upon us, and the prospect of finally leaving 2020 behind draws ever closer. This has been a rough and completely unpredictable year. If someone had told me at this time last year what was all in store, I would not have believed them. A global pandemic that has killed more than 300,000

And just like that. It happened to us. COVID.

Heidi L. EverettColumn, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. JosephLeave a Comment

My husband and I opted to hunker down on Thanksgiving with our one remaining child at home. No more immediate family. No extended family. We were doing our part as a precautionary measure to slow the spread of COVID locally. We informed Goopa that he wouldn’t see the grandkids face to face. Told the nieces and siblings no feisty games

Let’s begin the National Restoration

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Let’s make America good again; let’s begin the National Restoration. It’s time to restore the forces of goodness, decency and democracy. It’s a tall order, but it can happen if we all work hard together to make it so. Let’s restore the checks and balances that help maintain a distribution of power among the three branches of government – executive,

St. Joseph COVID-19 response

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by Rick Schultz St. Joseph mayor I hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. Our community is in the middle of an unprecedented time as we respond to the threat of COVID-19 here in Minnesota. I understand how stressful and sometimes scary this is for many of you and I share your same concerns. We are all taking