We spend five years of life waiting, waiting . . .

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It’s no wonder the most emblematic play of the past century is Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” first performed in 1953. It’s about that inescapable fact of all of our lives: waiting. In that strange work, two hapless vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait constantly for the arrival of a mysterious somebody called Godot (pronounced Goh-DOH), who turns out to be

Nov. 8 Sartell

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Andrew Reitz, son of Heidi and Alan Reitz, Sartell and a 2013 graduate of Sartell High School, is a member of the swimming team at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Lance Huber begins his 13th year as Norse head swimming coach.  Last year, he led the Norse to a ninth consecutive Iowa Conference championship as well as a runner-up finish at the

Drop in child obesity is truly good news

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In this time so often filled with news of tragedies and problems, it’s so refreshing to hear some good news, and it’s very good news to hear childhood obesity may be on the decline, at long last. Obesity in children nationwide had been dubbed “an epidemic.” However, federal researchers have found evidence the epidemic may be waning. The obesity rate

Will Tea Party cause another shutdown?

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Our elected are supposed to be public servants – not bullies, not grandstanding stars, not scoundrels. But that’s just the way the Tea Party faction in Congress has been behaving for the past three years. I’m sick and tired of hearing how the government shutdown and the threatened rejection of the debt limit was caused by the president and the

Beware of nonprescription contact lenses

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Don’t buy contact lenses from any store or website if it doesn’t require a prescription Selling lenses without a prescription is illegal and can put consumers’ eye health at risk, warns the Minnesota Optometric Association. Halloween is all about trick-or-treating and finding a creative costume, but before playing dress up, consumers need to heed health and safety first. Some enthusiastic