Domestic violence calls for a community response

Dennis DalmanFrom the Bench, Opinion, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

by Judge Sarah Hennesy Domestic violence affects everyone in our communities. According to one study, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Another study indicated one in 14 men has been physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or date at some point in his life as well. If you are Native American

‘Free at Last’ exhibit can help squelch prejudices

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

It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to imagine what it feels like to be a refugee in a strange land. That is why everyone should go see (and absorb) a stunning exhibit entitled “Free at Last: A Journey of Hope,” which opens Sept. 4 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. The free show will run through

Reader lauds editor for insight on women’s issues, feminist movement

Janelle Von PinnonLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

Ruth Bollig, Sartell The extent of your understanding of the plight of women and the bias they withstood in the early 1900s is amazing to me. I lived through that time, in fact, I lived almost a generation before Millie Moran’s writings in her book “Socially Challenged.” Your editorial Aug. 9, 2013 about “Just the way it was back then”

Cancer Center staff, patients are tops

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

I miss going to the Coborn Cancer Center. “What?!” people ask. “How can you MISS going to a CANCER center?” These are people who, understandably, have a phobia about that dreaded “C” word. As a patient with colon cancer, I “graduated” from the Coborn Cancer Center Aug. 8 after undergoing 28 radiation treatments and two bouts of chemotherapy. My prognosis,

Moran’s book illuminates struggles women faced

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Opinion, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

It’s frightful to imagine how many women were robbed of their potential because of the ingrained male-chauvinistic attitudes of the past. That is one good reason to read a just-published book by Millie Hoelscher Moran of Sartell, a book entitled “Socially Challenged.” (See related story.) Mind you, Moran does not blame anybody for being denied so many opportunities; she merely