Let’s thank our unsung heroes

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Joyce Gelle, Sartell During this season of Thanksgiving and now Christmas, my thoughts turn to those persons in our community who are our unsung heroes – namely, Police Chief Jim Hughes and the staff of the Sartell Police Department and Fire Chief Ken Heim and the staff of the Sartell Fire Department. During the Verso paper-mill fire that demanded their

Harp music set Dec. 19

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Harpist Amy Filipczak will play the Celtic harp from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the Waite Park Public Library. Library patrons may browse the library collection and check out books and other materials as they enjoy her performance. This entry in the Music Sessions at the Library Series is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural

Decker’s murder should remind us to be grateful for law enforcement

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The tragic, disturbing murder of Cold Spring-Richmond police officer Tom Decker is yet another reminder of how dangerous are the jobs of law-enforcement personnel. In Minnesota, 124 officers have been killed by gunfire since 1881, according to the “Officer Down Memorial” webpage. The cold-blooded killing of Decker was, for those who remember, a traumatic flashback to the murder of officer

Wacosa recycles holiday lights

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Don’t throw those old holiday light sets in the garbage. Recycle them instead. WACOSA, in collaboration with the Recycling Association of Minnesota, is collecting unwanted light strings, electrical, telephone and appliance cords this holiday season. WACOSA workers will remove the bulbs from the holiday light strings and then all bulbs and donated cords will be recycled. Several area businesses have