STJ Knight of the Year-2012

sproutadminColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

contributed article This year’s Knight of the Year is a member of the Father Werner Council and daily lives out the Knights of Columbus tenets of unity, charity and fraternity. He serves the Church of St. Joseph with passion and gives generously of his time and talents. We are proud of him and are blessed to have him as a

Film sheds light on gender differences

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

We have all heard the phrase, “Battle of the Sexes.” That is a consistent theme in the romantic comedy “Think Like a Man.” The movie is based on the 2011 best-selling book written by actor, radio host and comedian Steve Harvey, which is entitled “Act like a Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy

College students eat lots of Ramen noodles

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

I call them the “Ramen Shoppers.” They never fail to fill me with sympathy and sadness. You can see them in the grocery stores of all college towns. They are typically between the ages of 19 and 24. Pushing their grocery carts down the aisles, they take time intently pondering the price of this or that item. Sometimes they linger

Dick Clark had no right to die

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

How dare Dick Clark die? He wasn’t supposed to die. He had no right to die. When we baby boomers were young, that’s what we’d say, “Dick Clark will never die. He never ages. He’ll stay young forever.” That youth-obsessed delusion was our Peter-Pan goal once upon a time: never grow old, never die. That was then when the world

Titanic keeps sinking in my mind

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

Why am I still riveted by anything to do with the sinking of the H.M.S. Titanic, as if that disaster happened just yesterday? I’ve been pondering that question for the past week, prompted by the centennial of that ship’s sinking on April 15, 1912. Whenever I happen to channel-flip through TV and glimpse something about the Titanic, I always think,

School-trust land reform on verge of approval, local politician asks support

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

by Reps. Tim O’Driscoll (R) and Denise Dittrich (DFL) Many times those who hold public office are labeled as being too partisan and not willing to work together to solve problems. We’d like to share with you a story of how the Minnesota Legislature is working together in an unprecedented bipartisan fashion this session to bring about change that will