Graves is jobs-creator

Dennis DalmanLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Bradley Wolfe Sartell At a time when our country needs jobs, there is no better candidate for U.S. Congress in the 6th District than Jim Graves. He has proven his ability to create jobs by successfully creating and running a hotel business for many years. Also, the jobs he has created have been good ones – even the hotel-workers’ union

My first cultural wedding provides unique experience

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

I recently attended the wedding of my fiancé’s cousin. I was so excited to see what differences there might be between an African and an American wedding. My fiancé, Richmond, is from Liberia, a country in West Africa. His sister often tells me, “Get ready. We have a really big family.” I believed her when she told me that. However,

Beware of hang-’em-high columnists

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor0 Comments

Marty Palmersheim In the political world, there will always be conflicting views; there will always lynh mobs left and lynch mobs right, but the resolve will be the same.  We want to do hangin’” of the “baduns.  Here, we’re talking about “dem damn Democrats” or “dem damn Republicans,” but it seems, as of late, the leader of the lynch mobs are “dem

Time to move fowrard with community center

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

There certainly seems to be a resurgence of excitement about Sartell realizing its dream of a city community center. A proposal unveiled at the last city council meeting might end up going nowhere. That proposal would involve the city using the Benton-Stearns Education building as a center. Not a “dream” center, to be sure, but a functional building that could

Time to move forward with community center

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Editorial by Dennis Dalman     Time to move foward with community center   There certainly seems to be a resurgence of excitement about Sartell realizing its dream of a city community center. A proposal unveiled at the last city council meeting might end up going nowhere. That proposal would involve the city using the Benton-Stearns Education building as a

Please stick to word limit for letters to editor

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Among newspaper people, it has long been recognized letters to editor are the “lifeblood” of the Opinion Page and the “heart” of newspapers. It is so exciting to see so many competing views from letter writers, especially as election season heats up. This column is a brief review of the Newsleaders’ policy on political letters to editor. We hope our

Hurrah for the mayor

Dennis DalmanLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Joyce Gelle Sartell Hurrah of our mayor, Joe Perske. He is listening to over 70 percent of the voters in Sartell and their desire for a community center. Smaller towns than ours have them, like Monticello. So can we. I remember many years ago when more than 90 percent of voters came out during stormy weather and 66 percent of

Speech is a freedom. Use it but brace for consequences

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

There are many freedoms in this country. An important one is the freedom of speech. Yes, while we should be able to say what we feel when we feel like it, that is not always the case. Sometimes people have to watch what he or she might say due to possible consequences. Situations where freedom of speech is used to