Be sure to attend benefit for Maus family

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

It is so good to know in the aftermath of the May 28 Verso Paper Co. explosion, the man who died in that tragedy is not being forgotten. Jon Maus, 50, of Albany, left behind a wife, Lucy, and their four children – Anthony, 22; Philip, 18; Olivia, 13; and Veronica, 7. There is a strong bond, a togetherness, among

What makes America great

Christian GilmanExtra Extra, Letter to the Editor0 Comments

by Bryan Golden Guest writer In less than 200 years, America grew from a handful of colonies to become the greatest nation in history. In a few hundred years, we surpassed nations that were many times older. What makes America great? The two main elements that make America great are our people and our freedoms. Our people have a can-do,

An open letter to all Minnesotans from state health-care leaders

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor0 Comments

In a matter of days, there will be a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that will have significant ramifications for health care in the United States and Minnesota. The Supreme Court will issue its ruling on the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-care reform law. While the decision will likely generate further national debate, it’s important to acknowledge that

Construction now means smoother travel later

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Color trends rotate in waves. They are often repetitive. One year it’s all about black-and=white combinations. Another it can be adding shades of pink to add pops of color. Well, if brown is the new black in the fashion world this season, then orange is the color of the summer. Not just any orange, but construction-cone orange. It can be

Get to know your downtown

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

A city’s downtown can say a lot about a community. For some cities, it’s the first thing one thinks of at the mention of a particular city’s name. Research and planning for a downtown is a continuous process. A blueprint for St. Joseph’s downtown is something city officials have been working on for some time. It continues to take shape

Some cameras allowed for pilot project

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

Judge Ann L. Carrott We frequently see courtroom scenes depicted in the media, whether it is in the movies or television dramas. Sometimes actual courtroom proceedings are broadcast on news programs. However, not all states allow video or audio recordings of courtroom proceedings. Historically in Minnesota, neither cameras nor recording devices have been permitted in courtrooms, except for equipment used