Brandon Testa, Nikki Sweeter, Jason Mathiasen, Scott Widor, Sonja Babich, Sonia Nordmann, Brandon Johnson, Bill Worzala, Stuart Swenson, Mark Guggenberger, Jon Erickson. Sartell It is our immense pleasure to endorse Ryan Fitzthum for mayor of Sartell. As a hometown guy, Ryan has stayed incredibly involved in our community, including being on the city council, planning and zoning commission, joint planning
Tom Jonas, Cold Spring Joe Perske is running for state senate in District 13. I had a chance encounter with Joe recently. I told him as a life-long Republican, I intended to vote for Jeff Howe. Joe proceeded to express his disdain for party affiliation and said he was independent-minded, a consummate politician. After all he’s been “running” most of
Sami Nicholson, Sartell Right on the heels of utter devastation wrought by hurricanes Florence and Michael, comes an alarming report in the prestigious journal Nature that mitigation of global climate change will require a massive switch to plant-based eating. The report concludes that global warming threatens the world’s very food supply, in addition to generating scorching heat, raging wildfires, devastating
Ron Schmidt, St. Joseph With the Stearns County Sheriff election taking place this fall, I want to remind everyone that your vote matters. Please make sure you exercise your right and get out to vote. I have had the pleasure to know and work with each of the candidates running for sheriff. With that being said, I have decided to cast
John Justin, Sartell Crime and crime rates matter, and numbers don’t lie. As a Stearns County and Sartell resident and a Minnesota certified crime-prevention specialist, I am supporting Steve Soyka for Stearns County sheriff. Here’s why. Law-enforcement agencies in Minnesota report their crime information to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. That information is then provided to the FBI. Both agencies
Steve Vincent, St. Cloud We all want a sheriff who is effective at fighting crime. But fighting crime means more that just enforcing laws and arresting criminals. Fighting crime also means preventing crimes from happening. Anyone who has been a crime victim knows it would have been far better if the crime had never happened. I am supporting Dave Bentrud
Sara Heurung, area supervisor, Foster Grandparent Program With the cooler weather and shorter days this past week, I find myself getting ready for another Great Minnesota Winter. When we think about Minnesota winters some talk of the bitter cold and shorter days, while others talk about the beauty of the falling snow and hoarfrost. What many don’t talk about is
Nick Overby, Sartell I know Joe Perske and Jeff Howe, and consider both of them friends. They are both very decent men, but I can only vote for one for the state Senate this year. The right-to-life issue is important to me and both of these candidates are pro-life. So which one do I vote for in November?