Reader supports Bromenschenkel for Stearns County sheriff bid

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Carol Tembreull, St. Cloud After 20+ years in law enforcement and a second term as County Commissioner, the only negative thing printed about Mark Bromenschenkel is an investigation was dropped when he resigned from the Sartell Police Department. The mayor of Sartell says there was no wrongdoing on Mark’s part. On the other hand, the Local Fraternal Order of Police-Granite Lodge #17 chose

Reader says Sheriff Sanner not deserving of re-election

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Jennifer Mayers, Kimball Sheriff Sanner is not deserving of re-election. Many seem to forget about Joshua Guimond, who went missing from St. John’s University on Nov. 10, 2002 and still remains missing today. Sgt. Phil Meemken, who was accused of criminal sexual conduct, was put on paid administrative leave for two years, causing the successful Explorer program to be completely

Reader claims half-cent sales tax benefits few

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Tom Hell, St. Joseph The half-cent sales tax for St. Joseph comes up in November. It seems it’s a foregone conclusion the community will pass this bill. From what I understand, the monies generated fund projects that benefit a small group of people. It’s easy to understand those who routinely use the airport, aquatic center or regional trails benefit by the tax.

Prize-winners deserve praise for working for children’s rights

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It’s a good positive sign of our times when the two who just won the Nobel Peace Prize are recognized for working so hard for children’s rights. Any society that cannot protect its children should never dare to call itself civilized. Malala Yousafezi, 17, of Pakistan; and Kailash Satyarthi, 60, of India were both honored – Yousafezi for advocating for

Let’s try to avoid contagion of fear

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In a college biology course, professor Dr. Ralph Gunderson told us students that someday an epidemic could wipe out many millions of people. I remember raising my hand to question his statement, foolishly saying with all the vaccines we have now, such an epidemic would be quickly stopped. Gunderson raised his bushy red eyebrows and said, “But Dennis, there are

Adrian Peterson’s case is going from bad to worse

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Minnesota Vikings’ superstar, Adrian Peterson, is in trouble. If you follow sports at all you doubtless know Peterson was arrested for what prosecutors identified as child abuse. That abuse was caused by Peterson punishing his son by whipping him with a switch. Some have reported he beat his 4-year-old child with a tree limb or a wooden stick. How it

Oct. 17

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Trick or Treat Oct. 25 at PineCone Marketplace Trick or Treat Day at PineCone Marketplace will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Show off those Halloween costumes and stop by each business for a treat. See next week’s Newsleader for an insert with more details.   Senior Connection to host candidate forum Here is your chance to

Oct. 17

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contributed photo Apollo High School Homecoming Royalty (from left to right) are seniors Ben Alvord, son of Ann and Mike Alvord; Emily Boysen, daughter of Terri and Gene Boysen; Nicole Bloch, daughter of Tami and Marv Bolch; and Josh Gohmann, son of Vanita Besel and Rod Gohmann. All are from St. Joseph and all are former Kennedy School graduates. Apollo’s