William Todd Manske, Sartell The present-day Minnesota Twins organization has removed the statue of former owner Calvin Griffith. Let’s be smart about this national preoccupation with statue removal and just make all statues illegal, especially religious ones. If we are smart about this, we could talk the state of Nebraska tourism folks into buying them, crushing them, painting them and
Leona Wieland, Sartell “That America has become great on the backs of the poor,” has been quoted at times and continues to this day. Four hundred and one years of slavery. Supposedly slavery ended on June 19, 1865, when President Lincoln told General Granger to pass the words along. Who forgot to pass those words along in ensuing years to,
Gopi Ramanathan, Sartell Currently studying government and mechanical engineering at Cornell Dear Mayor Fitzhum and Chief Hughes, On May 25, George Floyd died while being detained by the Minneapolis Police Department for suspected forgery. In the days since Mr. Floyd’s death, we have seen scenes of grieving, anger, protest and riot across the country as our national discussion about racial
Jim Hughes Chief of Police The last 10 days have been very emotional and difficult with the same range of emotions that many of you have been experiencing. The shock, anger, grief and reflection on the events that took a life at the hands of law enforcement officers have not just affected myself and the members of the Sartell Police
Katie Kulus, Sartell Before I write anything, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my white privilege. I will never understand the experiences of a black person, but I will continue to educate myself and use my privileged voice for good. I spent the first 17 of my 21 years in a community surrounded by people that looked exactly like I did and had the same privileges.
The video of a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of a black man while he slowly died shocked people around the world. The incident outraged millions, who took to the streets in protest. But by looking deeper than that chilling incident, we find an even larger blight on Minnesota’s reputation. The Twin Cities’ shiny image as a
Here we are again. Restarting the space race. NASA launched its first manned rocket from U.S. soil in nine years on May 30. As I watched the high-definition video of the astronauts inside the SpaceX craft, I couldn’t help but think about my memories when the first American rocketed into space. I was a first grader at Waseca’s Hartley Elementary
During the last few weeks, we have gone through some truly dark days for our country. The horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, and the ensuing increased attention to the equally horrific deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, has exposed tremendous feelings of grief and outrage across the United States. We have