School district letter addresses community

Dennis DalmanLetter to the EditorLeave a Comment

Sartell-St. Stephen Community, The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board and Superintendent Dr. Joe Hill would like to publicly address our community on the topic of communication and transparency with respect to the district decision-making process. There has been contention regarding the decision made by the Board of Education with respect to our school-district calendar and the departure from a full-week spring

Shared beliefs on keeping receipts

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, OpinionLeave a Comment

Audrey Hale Alexandria Dennis Dalman, I shared your thoughts in your column about returning defective items – to always keep your receipts. Just wanted to add a few more irritating things even if only minor ones. 1. Upside down tape or backwards on a dispenser – not noticed until home. 2. Gift bows on little cardboard strips almost totally impossible

Letter to the editor: Good fight = constitution + conscience + justice

Christian GilmanLetter to the EditorLeave a Comment

Kay Steiner, Sartell resident A good fight is when the constitution, the conscience and justice prevail. To give the conceived child no voice in the matter of life or death hanging over the baby’s head is “murder.” “Thou shalt not kill,” incidentally, is also found in our constitution; no matter what the activist judge was on that produced Roe v. Wade,

Planning a trip to Mayo? Please be careful

Dennis DalmanColumnLeave a Comment

Please beware of the intersection of Hwy. 52 and County Road 9, which is 30 miles north of Rochester and nine miles south of Cannon Falls. “Why?” you may ask. “Why worry about an intersection in faraway Goodhue County?” The answer is because, especially at my age, I am aware of numerous friends and acquaintances in the central Minnesota area

Support city boards and commissions

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, OpinionLeave a Comment

Daily activities can consume our time. There are truly not enough hours in one day – even though we all get 24. Whether it’s going to work, going to school or caring for aging relatives, time is precious. It can also be scarce. With this in mind, it is important to consider the hundreds of people who find or make

Client pulls advertising in response to ‘Extremists should stop attacks against women’ editorial

Janelle Von PinnonLetter to the EditorLeave a Comment

Pastor Tom Wright Abounding Joy Lutheran Church After reading the “Our View” editorial in the Sartell Newsleader today (Feb. 24, 2012) I’ve decided to put on hold any further advertising by our church in the Newsleaders. I am a champion of our constitutional right of free speech. I believe all opinions must be heard in a healthy society.  However, I

Editor’s response to those readers who call us negative

Dennis DalmanColumnLeave a Comment

I understand a few of you are – once again – upset by my columns and editorials. So I am too negative, you say? Too vitriolic? What about the negative, vitriolic slash-and-burn tactics of the extreme right-wingers and Tea Party wackos who have been attacking our president and virtually every Democrat in this country? Do you also take issue with