Preservationists are civilization’s true heroes

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Precious cultural heritages are constantly under the threat of eradication from intolerant religious radicals. Case in point: Two years ago radical Islamist invaders occupied the city of Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa for 10 months. While in control there, they conducted a sickening assault on that city’s monuments, shrines, religious sites and manuscripts. They were out to destroy anything that

Heeding seven good tips can prevent identity theft

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There is a silver lining in the wake of the news about Target accounts being hacked by crooks. The good news is more people are paying attention to the many devious ways these scoundrels breach security. Scott Merritt, an expert in identity theft and CEO of the Michigan-based Merritt and Associates, has some very good, updated tips on how to

Long-deferred library dream seems soon to become true

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A Sartell library is, at long last, again the topic of excited conversation. For at least 10 years, a branch library was comparable to a wishful mirage that would appear and disappear in the minds of so many Sartell residents. More than 10 years ago, some dedicated Sartell citizens formed a group called “Friends of the Library,” a group that

Can we truly address poverty issues head-on?

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We commend Central Minnesota Catholic Worker members and all others involved for their successful efforts at last Sunday’s Joe Town Table, a community meal that organizers hope to conduct on a monthly basis. Despite bitterly cold temperatures, more than 85 attendees ventured to the American Legion to meet and enjoy one another’s company, along with a hot meal. The free

Old duffers earned bragging rights

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You know you’ve turned into an old-duffer Minnesotan when you find yourself sitting at the kitchen table on a snowy day, discussing the nasty winters of yore. The conversation, windy with bragging rights, goes something like this: “Oh, this winter’s nothing! Winter of 1965. Now that was a bad one.” “Yeah, these kids nowadays are spoiled. Closing schools just because