Immortal Marilyn continues to fascinate

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

If any movie star has a good grip on immortality, it’s got to be Marilyn Monroe. Instead of moldering into oblivion as most “stars” eventually do, Monroe is more popular than ever these days. Last year, an entertaining movie, “My Week with Marilyn,” was released with a knock-out performance by Michelle Williams. This week a book with some never-before-seen photos

How student debt has become a crisis

Dennis DalmanColumn, St. JosephLeave a Comment

Column by Amber Roerick Loans, federal aid and debt – oh my! According to a national bipartisan survey of adults ages 18-34, young adults today believe a college education is more important than it was for their parents’ generation. Now that seems like a reasonable judgment, right? What with the high prices of gas, housing and even groceries, things have

Meeting parents makes wedding plans official

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. JosephLeave a Comment

I recently traveled back home to Ohio to introduce my fiance, Richmond, to the rest of my family. We traveled 20 hours each way by bus to Cleveland. We experienced the added bonus of spending the night in Chicago’s bus station because our connecting bus had only one seat left as we were next in line to board. Nothing brings

Warm weather prompts reminders about safety

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, Opinion, St. JosephLeave a Comment

No one can deny that warm weather is much nicer than the brutal winds of winter. Even though the presence of rain appears to be a constant this spring, the occasional 80-degree days here and there are a nice reminder that summer is just days away. Warm weather can be so inviting it is important to remember how to not

Is Opinion Page too opinionated?

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

It’s always perplexing and a bit amusing when some readers call the Newsleader Opinion Page “too opinionated.” After all, it’s not called the Opinion Page for nothing. Some other readers like to criticize Opinion Page writers for being “too one-sided” or “too partisan” or “too negative” or “unfair and irresponsible.” When letter-to-editor writers or angry callers use those terms, they

Memorial Day 2012 will long be remembered

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

Memorial Day 2012 in Sartell is a day every resident will likely remember for a long, long time. To paraphrase novelist Charles Dickens, it was the best of days; it was the worst of days. May 28 began in Sartell with a moving, well-attended Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Park. The night before, it had rained cats and dogs, but

LTE – Apple Duathlon

sproutadminLetter to the Editor, Sartell – St. StephenLeave a Comment

Sheri Schrock, Cohasset, Minn. I participated in my first Sartell Apple Duathlon on Saturday, May 26 and I would like to thank all the people who stood out in the downpour and the wind for hours to cheer us on, as well as all the volunteers who worked the race. I was freezing for 45 minutes on my bike –