Can someone please tell me how and why the exploitation of dysfunctional families and groups on TV shows is entertaining? First, to call these shows “reality” is disingenuous. Maybe just watching ignorant people involved in ridiculous situations somehow makes us feel superior? Answer this for me. How could anyone be entertained by a music producer berating and brutalizing a young
Of all the New Year’s resolutions that have been made, very few lists contain “Use the Internet less in 2013.” That resolution, perhaps, should be at or near the top of everyone’s resolutions list. There are some interesting studies being done that seem to indicate an alarming number of people have developed, more or less, a virtual addiction to Internet
My fellow Americans, tyranny is at hand! If they ban assault weapons, a new Hitler is going to crush our freedom-loving America! If they limit weapons, next they’ll take our huntin’ guns away! Soon, we won’t be able to defend our homes, our lives! Sound familiar? “They” are the black-hatted villains of Big Government. “Our” includes the gun-totin’ heroes with
by Ron Marquette, Sartell It started out a normal Connecticut school day in December, with anticipation of Christmas in the air – children happy with futures full of promise and life fair. Who could have imagined what would take place that morning – the horror – when evil came crashing through the door. A gun was drawn and 20 innocent
If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the Sartell Police Department at 251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 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. Jan. 2 1:04 a.m. Theft. Pinecone Road. Sometime between 9 p.m.
Thirty-nine Sartell students were among 1,432 students who were recently named to the fall dean’s list at t. Cloud State University. They and their majors are as follows: Einas Alkhatib, biomedical sciences; Garrett Brennan, computer science; Brandon Burggraff, undecided; Rebecca Caspers, social work; Jill Chaika, nursing; Nathan Christopherson, computer engineering; Kimberly Duong, pre-law; Jacob Emslander, management; Nicole Erickson, community psychology;
All area children are invited to a regional chess tournament that will take place from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Discovery Middle School in Waite Park. The tournament is for students in grades K-6. In order to compete, students must register by noon Jan. 15. No walk-ins or late registrations will be accepted. to register, call Janet Wood,
School district sets spelling bee Jan. 28 The Sartell/St. Stephen School District 748 spelling bee has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 in the North Media Center at Sartell Middle School. Any home schools within the district wishing to be represented should contact the spelling bee coordinator, Lori Dornburg, at Sartell Middle School, by Friday, Jan. 11. Please