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

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

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

Beware the nation’s worst drivers

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

Time to drive. We’re heading into the best time of year for motoring to the lake, picnics, parades and sporting events. But beware. When you get behind the wheel, know you are entering the danger zone. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. In 2018, that