George Jones, the greatest country singer of all time, was a cat with nine lives – at least. He was the real thing; he sang what he knew. His own messy life, like an out-of-control carnival ride, is right there in those songs. Anyone who’s heard a Jones’ song would have to conclude so many other country singers, compared to
I will soon trade in the snow and cold for wind and possible earthquakes. Yes, you read correctly. I’m moving to a place where earthquakes are more prevalent than the blizzards I’ve become accustomed to here in Minnesota. I will be married next month. The big day is June 15. That’s approximately 35 days away but who’s counting? It went
Paul Ritzenthaler, St. Joseph I remember my first impression of St. Joseph. It came after my wife convinced me that my world went through a small community that wasn’t even a post office zip code…Pleasant Acres. I had set my eyes on a home in Cold Spring, but my wife fell in love with Pleasant Acres. I stood (back then)
If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes. April 20 1:52 a.m. Medical. Minnesota Street W. Officer
The recent horrific collapse of a garment-factory building in Bangladesh should cause people throughout the world to pause and ask some serious questions – questions that should make us all squirm. That collapse caused the deaths of at least 800 people, with more bodies yet to be recovered. For too long, some international companies have operated under a dirty little
The Stearns County Board of Commissioners recently approved the allowance of chickens in residential areas. The move comes after a long debate about whether the animals were an appropriate fit. They are. If they are contained and coops are kept up, the commission determined chickens pose no hindrance to the quality of life. The board’s decision is a positive step
It’s almost impossible to imagine the City of Sartell with one of its foundations suddenly missing. That “foundation” is Patti Gartland, the city’s administrator, who recently announced she will resign to take another job. After leaving her current job June 1, Gartland will become president of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. Although we are happy Gartland will be using
Cost is everything when it comes to local government. As demand for city services increases, it’s easy to let things go or delay action. Officials shouldn’t let that be the case for expansion of the city’s compost operations. Officials have said there is a need for more compost space, hence the investigation into sharing space with the City of Sartell.