3 big challenges: Covid-19, racism, global warming

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Jim Graeve, St. Joseph Dr. Martin Luther King told us “the arc of history bends toward justice.” George Floyd’s murder bent the “arc” in a straight line to our hearts, heads and consciences. It made my stomach turn and I wept. There is much in the media about reparations to our Black brothers and sisters for our more than 400

Qualities for children should apply to candidates

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Leona Wieland, Sartell The primary is past; the general election is next. There was a yard sign a few weeks ago with a message to vote for “Any Qualified Person.” Seeing it reminded me of a program in the elementary curriculum in the 1990s. It was called “Character Counts!” The  Six Pillars of Character are “core ethical values that transcend

Stop attacking Trump

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Mark Pelham, Sartell I’m mystified as to why your opinion page spews one-sided political vitriol every week. In the latest edition, the editorial and both opinion pieces are basically attacks on President Trump. Enough already. Embrace the fact your readership is not as liberal as you are. I usually skip the page entirely because I’ve seen so little content that

Kamala Harris fails the skin test

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Bob Grise, St. Joseph Elections are coming up so the St. Joseph NewsLeader has brought back the one note Samba, Dennis Dalman, to smear President Trump. The insults come hard and fast in Dalman’s recent column. Dalman calls Trump abysmal, a mishandler, a liar, notorious, in denial, dismissive of all facts, deluded, a blamer, speaks nonsense, sinking in a hole

Keep local news alive

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Juliana Howard, St. Joseph Did you know since 2004, 2,000 American newspapers have gone out of business?  These days of COVID-19 are particularly difficult for local newspapers, such as The Newsleaders, which is distributed free of charge. I wonder if we really appreciate the importance of having a local paper that does such a good job of covering community events,

Education equity advocates offer suggestions for school change

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Members of Envisioned Equity For All, Sartell A number of members of our group, Envisioned Equity For All (EEFA), were present at the board meeting on Aug 5. While we were initially encouraged by the equity audit proposal being present on the agenda, we were dismayed and discouraged by the “No” votes cast, resulting in the motion’s failure. At the