Transportation plan details future road needs

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

There are a variety of components that make up a community. They include quality of life, business, city services and transportation. Cities plan in all four of these areas on an ongoing basis. While all are equally important, transportation has an entire plan devoted to it and St. Joseph’s was recently updated. An open house was held this month for

Internet can spread rumors faster than wildfire

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Misinformation and rumors, which used to spread rather slowly, can now spread like wildfire literally around the world in a split second. Internet social media are like vast gossip clubs where anything said is believed. A current example of that is the so-called “zombie virus.” According to a story on “Care2,” an increasing number of gullible, eager-to-believe people are espousing

Tragedy provides example of unity

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

Our hearts go out to the family of Jon Michael Maus. Maus, 50, died on Memorial Day after an explosion at the Verso Paper Mill. The tragedy took Maus’ life and injured five others. It is an event branded in the memories of area residents for surely years to come. From this tragedy one cannot ignore how it united communities

Tillemans deserves our deepest respect

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is a sad fact the veterans from World War II are hard to find. Most have died. They were part of what is widely regarded as the “Greatest Generation.” One of those veterans, however, is not only very much alive but remains as active as ever. The name of the remarkable man, who lives at Country Manor in Sartell,

Warm weather prompts reminders about safety

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, Opinion, St. Joseph0 Comments

No one can deny that warm weather is much nicer than the brutal winds of winter. Even though the presence of rain appears to be a constant this spring, the occasional 80-degree days here and there are a nice reminder that summer is just days away. Warm weather can be so inviting it is important to remember how to not

Memorial Day 2012 will long be remembered

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Memorial Day 2012 in Sartell is a day every resident will likely remember for a long, long time. To paraphrase novelist Charles Dickens, it was the best of days; it was the worst of days. May 28 began in Sartell with a moving, well-attended Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Park. The night before, it had rained cats and dogs, but

No-helmet insurance/deserves consideration

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

When personal choices impinge adversely on the public’s welfare, when does society have the right to pass a law to prevent that? Of course, that’s an age-old question that even the ancient Greeks used to ponder a lot. But it’s a question well worth pondering again when it comes to motorcyclists who choose not to wear helmets. One of our