Like many these days, I am filled with rage. Your rage may vary from mine, but the particular nature of my rage is coming from all the sexual assault stories. The thing that makes me the maddest in these stories is the men in them and the men reacting to them. Men, we need to chat. If you have a
The following words should remind us all of an outrage that demands immediate attention: “My mother and I were separated when I was but an infant – before I knew her as my mother. It is a common custom in the part of Maryland from which I ran away, to part children from their mothers at a very early age
Ron Schmidt, St. Joseph With the Stearns County Sheriff election taking place this fall, I want to remind everyone that your vote matters. Please make sure you exercise your right and get out to vote. I have had the pleasure to know and work with each of the candidates running for sheriff. With that being said, I have decided to cast
John Justin, Sartell Crime and crime rates matter, and numbers don’t lie. As a Stearns County and Sartell resident and a Minnesota certified crime-prevention specialist, I am supporting Steve Soyka for Stearns County sheriff. Here’s why. Law-enforcement agencies in Minnesota report their crime information to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. That information is then provided to the FBI. Both agencies
Steve Vincent, St. Cloud We all want a sheriff who is effective at fighting crime. But fighting crime means more that just enforcing laws and arresting criminals. Fighting crime also means preventing crimes from happening. Anyone who has been a crime victim knows it would have been far better if the crime had never happened. I am supporting Dave Bentrud
Kris Dickhaus, Melrose I am a business owner with a degree in education, looking for the sheriff candidate that will best serve and enforce the law in Stearns County. Dave Bentrud has the knowledge, commitment and experience to do just that. As a former educator, I can’t even fathom the thought of moving from classroom to superintendent position without proper
Sara Heurung, area supervisor, Foster Grandparent Program With the cooler weather and shorter days this past week, I find myself getting ready for another Great Minnesota Winter. When we think about Minnesota winters some talk of the bitter cold and shorter days, while others talk about the beauty of the falling snow and hoarfrost. What many don’t talk about is
Nick Overby, Sartell I know Joe Perske and Jeff Howe, and consider both of them friends. They are both very decent men, but I can only vote for one for the state Senate this year. The right-to-life issue is important to me and both of these candidates are pro-life. So which one do I vote for in November?