Gopi Ramanathan, Sartell Currently studying government and mechanical engineering at Cornell Dear Mayor Fitzhum and Chief Hughes, On May 25, George Floyd died while being detained by the Minneapolis Police Department for suspected forgery. In the days since Mr. Floyd’s death, we have seen scenes of grieving, anger, protest and riot across the country as our national discussion about racial
Jim Hughes Chief of Police The last 10 days have been very emotional and difficult with the same range of emotions that many of you have been experiencing. The shock, anger, grief and reflection on the events that took a life at the hands of law enforcement officers have not just affected myself and the members of the Sartell Police
Katie Kulus, Sartell Before I write anything, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my white privilege. I will never understand the experiences of a black person, but I will continue to educate myself and use my privileged voice for good. I spent the first 17 of my 21 years in a community surrounded by people that looked exactly like I did and had the same privileges.
Amy Bergeron, Sartell Dear Archbishop Hebda, I am a lifelong practicing Catholic. It is with a sad heart that I listened to your statement and intention to defy Gov Walz’s executive Covid-19 restrictions around gatherings, which includes places of worship. I know the St Paul Cathedral is huge, extravagantly beautiful and accommodates thousands. I fear your archbishop chair view, however,
Ron Marquette, Sartell Pandemic (Feb-April 2020) They say-A virus called Coronavirus or Covid-19 is running rampant across the US and the world. They say – This virus is an invisible killer, not discriminating, and is three times as potent as the influenza strand. They say – We are told to stay home -“shelter in place” to help slow the spread
Ben Frey, Sartell We hear about it every day. Some believe that the Covid-19 is less severe than the press is making it out to be, and they wish for businesses to reopen and for life to return to “normal.” Others believe that doing so will lead to millions of infected and, many thousand more dead. This is what the
Leona Wieland, Sartell Dear Governor, thank you for leading and discerning what’s best for Minnesotans. Don’t go negative as the challenges are coming in. This pandemic calls for a paradigm shift – that all leaders be enlightened to take stock of what’s wrong with our present systems, from healthcare to living wages, renewable energy jobs to immigration reform. PRO-LIFE
Nancy Schramel, Sartell President Trump is the best president we’ve ever had! Why don’t you like President Trump and happy American people who wear Make America Great Again hats? He kept his promises, works day and night for us and doesn’t want to be paid for it. He puts the American people before himself. He is a very generous and