The clock is ticking for Mexico to release Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is sitting in a Mexican jail for the crime of accidentally entering Mexico at a legal entry gate with three completely legal firearms in his vehicle. According to his phone call to his mother, he got into the wrong lane and could not turn around quickly enough. The Mexican authorities pounced upon him and hauled him

Care for veterans must match our rhetoric

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It would be interesting to know how many speakers at Memorial Day ceremonies across this country mentioned the explosive news about how some veterans of our wars have died while waiting endlessly for treatments. That tragic, unforgivable fact was surely an elephant in the room at many of the ceremonies. The disgrace was only underlined by all the heartfelt tributes

Let’s heed Martinez’s angry questions

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We should all listen carefully to Richard Martinez, and we should keep listening with a resolute intention to help alleviate that man’s anguish and outrage. Martinez is the 61-year-old father of Chris Martinez, the 20-year-old college student who was murdered in cold blood while entering a convenience store last week during a madman’s killing spree in Santa Barbara. The berserk

Reader endorses Perske for U.S. Congress seat

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Pauline Bratt, St. CloudJoe Perske, Sartell mayor, teacher and coach, is the endorsed DFL candidate for U.S. House in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.Perske has deep roots in the 6th District. He grew up in Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud and was a teacher and coach with the Department of Defense in Germany and in Sartell for 37 years.As mayor of Sartell,

We can be proud of our legislature

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

If only the U.S. Congress could function like the Congress in St. Paul, many of the nation’s problems could be solved or on their way to being solved. During the last session of the Minnesota Legislature, many achievements were made, some of them with bipartisan support in a Democratically controlled House and Senate. The following are some of the major

Brain damage? Look who’s talking

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Mud-flinging Meister Karl Rove is stooping to new lows, demonstrating once again the insecurities that shiver through the Republican Party as the 2016 presidential election draws closer. Rove, long-time Republican political strategist and fundraiser, was a senior advisor to President George W. Bush. He is now a contributor to Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek magazine. Rove’s despicable