Is Opinion Page too opinionated?

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

It’s always perplexing and a bit amusing when some readers call the Newsleader Opinion Page “too opinionated.” After all, it’s not called the Opinion Page for nothing. Some other readers like to criticize Opinion Page writers for being “too one-sided” or “too partisan” or “too negative” or “unfair and irresponsible.” When letter-to-editor writers or angry callers use those terms, they

France’s gift to America

sproutadminColumn, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Column by Ron Scarbro Back in the 1700s when America was young and fighting for her independence from England, France came to our rescue. They sent troops, arms and money. Their assistance was invaluable. They later gifted us with the Statue of Liberty, a gift that still shines off our shore welcoming visitors as well as new citizens. During World

I like Facebook; I dislike Facebook

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

People often ask me what I think of Facebook. “Not much” is my answer. Well, actually, I should say, “I like it and I dislike it.” I like Facebook because it’s fun to keep up with old friends or acquaintances whom I’ve lost to those twin tyrants – time and distance. In just the past couple of years, it was

Intro to 2012 has been full of loss UB: 5/25

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Don Cornelius. Whitney Houston. Dick Clark. Donna Summer. All passed away this year. All were stars in their own right. It seems lately, each time one turns on the television or reads the newspaper, he or she learns of another celebrity who has passed away. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like this has become the

Goodbye, neighbors from Hell

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Column by Candi Valasity Everyone at some point has had a neighbor they can’t tolerate. They seem to be numerous and unavoidable, but if being a neighbor from Hell were an Olympic event, mine would have a wall of gold, silver and bronze medals. At one apartment I lived in I couldn’t have anything on the wall because the bass

Take time to notice kids’ goodness

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

That song, “Kids,” from the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” keeps popping up in my mind. “Kids, I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today. Kids, who can understand anything they say? Kids, they are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy loafers . . . That song is wrong. It says more about jaded adults than it does

Celebration of icon comes a little too late

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

King of Pop. The greatest entertainer who ever lived. Inventor of the Moonwalk. These are just three of the many titles given to the late Michael Jackson. He was an amazing singer, performer and one of the most giving philanthropists this world has seen. His death was a loss not only for the music industry but the world. Before I

Graduation, Mother’s Day, make May rock!

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Nothing says spring like graduations and Mother’s Day. Both are worthy causes for celebration beyond the arrival of when commencements occur and the second weekend in May arrives. They are such great occasions that when we can combine both, it makes the month of May that much more special. What mother would dispute that one of the best Mother’s Day