Overreaction on climate change makes us vulnerable to fear tactics

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Randy Klaphake, St. Stephen  I would like to respond to a letter written recently in this paper about climate change and list a few things we know, and don’t know, more from a scientific perspective. We know the parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere have increased the last 300 years, or preindustrial era timeframe, from 280 PPM to

Instead of Democrats, stick with Trump

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Bob Grise, St. Joseph Chaos replaced competence in the Oval Office writes Editor of the St. Joseph Newsleader, Mike Knaak. Democrats’ policies are so bad they can’t win the debate, so they call those that disagree with them names like Russian stooge, racist, homophobe, climate denier and now causers of chaos. No chaos when nice guys like George Bush and

Embrace a plant-based diet for the new year

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Serge Nesbitt, Sartell The end-of-year/New Year holidays seem to whiplash us from one extreme to the other: eat, drink and be merry versus the customary New Year’s resolutions: reduce social media, reduce weight and embrace a plant-based diet! One third of consumers already report reducing their consumption of animal foods. Hundreds of school, college, hospital, and corporate cafeterias have embraced

Thanks for sharing veterans’ profiles

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Rosie Court, St. Joseph Thank you to Tom Klecker, American Legion Post 328 member, who for the past year interviewed veterans and profiled those honorable men and woman in our area who served our country. Your narratives of those veterans shared their personal history, their military service, sometimes painful to describe and other times transforming their lives. It gives us

‘No’ means no chickens

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Denise Rinne, Sartell Chickens Again! I have read several articles concerning the “pet chickens” and Sartell’s ordinance. I applaud the City Council for being patient with the Siemens family and hearing their concerns at the Open Forum. I have to question the reasoning of the continued time and effort to change the ordinance when clearly the City Council has said

If the community is not about education, then what are we about?

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Joe Schulte, Sartell I would like to start this letter of support for a yes-vote on the operating levy by asking every community member this question – “If the ISD748 community is not about education, then what are we about?” You might answer, “We’re a mill town.”  Sadly I’d say, “…not any more.” Maybe you’d offer, “We’re a bedroom community.”

Levy will benefit all of us

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William A. Smoley, Sartell I support the operating levy for the Sartell-St.Stephen school district. We built a new high school that we needed and now we need to provide for its operation and maintenance. This levy doesn’t come as a surprise. At the time of the bond issue the district told us this would be coming. Yes the new school is