Please give generously during FoodShare month

Dennis DalmanEditorial0 Comments

If there was ever a time of need and a time to be generous, that time is now. Even in the best of times, there are many Americans who face hunger through no fault of their own – such as people who have been laid off, people who’ve had medical or other tragedies in the family and others struggling against

Letter to the editor: Americal Postal Workers Union

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor0 Comments

The announcement by the U.S. Postal Service that the post offices in Waite Park, Bemidji, Duluth and Mankato are slated for closure would severely impact mail service in Minnesota and be especially harmful to residents and businesses that rely on timely delivery of mail. Also impacted would be the dedicated employees of the four facilities, their families and the local

Reader applauds ‘ticked off housewife’ comments from March 2

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor0 Comments

Reader applauds ‘angry housewife’ comments from March 2 Frank Klein, Sartell resident I rarely comment on people’s opinions published in ANY paper. However, after reading Anna Robinson’s comment in your March 2, 2012 edition, I felt compelled to not only send a big hat’s off to her but also your paper. I don’t think I’d ever see this opinion published

Zimmerman got the last laugh

Dennis DalmanColumn0 Comments

Bob Zimmerman got the last laugh I’ve always wanted to interview Bob Dylan, but since that’s not in the cards, Margy Hughes is the next best thing. Hughes lives in St. Joseph and taught physical education at the College of St. Benedict for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Hibbing High School Student Council and gave

Board should explain spring-break decision

Dennis DalmanEditorial0 Comments

It’s unfortunate the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board and the school district’s superintendent seem to have unplugged the lines of communication regarding the ongoing spring-break controversy. On Jan. 23, the board voted 4-2 to discontinue week-long spring break for the 2012-13 school calendar year and, instead, place on the calendar five days-off here and there, creating – in effect – three-day

You can’t herd cats when they’re too smart

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Now I know what the phrase “herding cats” means. Literally. “Herding cats” is defined as “something virtually impossible to do.” Yes. Like catching the homeless cats in my backyard. Last summer, a little girl, selling stuff for school, knocked on my door and saw cats in the window. “Oh! You have two cats,” she said with that sweet, breathless excitement