Volunteer with Cultural Bridges

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Juliana Howard, St. Joseph   My husband and I moved to St. Jo(seph) in August and live at Serenity Place on Seventh, a wonderful assisted-living facility close to Klinefelter Park. I am so pleased to be part of this vibrant community with so much to offer – all within driving distance! I have been volunteering with the ESL/ELL classes at

Spring, what a joy you bring

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Ron Marquette, Sartell Hope springs anew as the sun splashes its warmness on a cold-infested world. The sound of melting, rushing water can be heard as it makes its frantic way down a bustling creek. That cool freshness of the air as it wholly consumes your senses. The contagious laughter of children playing outside can again be heard through an

Guest column: Chisum deserves praise for soil testing stand

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Phil Ringstrom, Sartell I believe council member Mike Chisum should be commended for pulling the “engineering and soil testing item” regarding the Sauk River Regional Park  from the consent agenda during the Jan. 28 Sartell City Council meeting. When an elected representative performs his/her due diligence, their effort should be praised for representing their constituents and democratic principles. One year

Clean up after your pet

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Daryl Stevens, Sartell While on a morning run Jan. 11, I tripped on a pile of frozen dog poop. This occurred on the 12th Street running path, about 25 yards east of Pinecone Road in Sartell. This caused serious injury to my left shoulder. I think most dog owners are responsible for their dogs. The city of Sartell does a great

Reader encourages, ‘Go ahead, talk to strangers’

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Carol Weiler, Sartell I agree with the editorial “It’s Time to Talk to Strangers” (in the Dec. 14 Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader). I make an  effort to do so, and it is rewarding. When my husband and I travel outside of this country, we inevitably wind up eating a meal in a restaurant and striking up a conversation with our  neighbors at

Scrooge and Mr. Grinch deserve better treatment

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Luke Green, Sartell During this holiday season I urge community members to be mindful of the transformative power of the Christmas spirit. It presents itself in many forms: goodwill, kindness, altruism and forgiveness. Two gentleman I believe that are in need of better treatment this holiday season, and henceforth, are Ebenezer Scrooge and Mr. Grinch. One hundred seventy-five  years ago,