LTE – Now is the time to participate

sproutadminLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Amy Braig-Lindstrom, Sartell Times are changing and so is the leadership in our community. It is an incredibly exciting time in our town. There are currently two open seats on the School Board and two open seats on the the City Council. Unfortunately, if you haven’t already stepped forward, you’ve missed the deadline to toss your name in the ring

Franken: Celebrating a healthier Minnesota

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Sen. Al Franken It has been two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and even though it won’t be fully implemented until 2014, millions of Americans and Minnesotans are already enjoying benefits from important provisions in the law. For example, no child in American can now be denied health insurance coverage because he or she has

Restaurateurs face economic challenges, especially skewed licensing fees

sproutadminLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Betzy Gaetz, Owner, Anton’s Restaurant, Waite Park As the state slowly inches out of the recession, Minnesota restaurants and their 178,000 employees are still facing daunting challenges. The improving economy has resulted in soaring food prices; the cost of beef is up almost 12 percent in the last year, while the prices of pork, bread, potatoes and dairy products have

Response to ‘Death raises questions in gun-crazed culture’

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Steve Cornett, Sartell Dennis Dalman’s recent column “Death raises questions in gun-crazed culture” proves once again he is looking at things from a very narrow point of view. The reference to the Stand Your Ground law saying it is unnecessary because “if someone kills an attacker because of imminent threat, that fact can be established through an investigation, resulting in