Members of the St. Joseph City Council voted 4-1 to leave the St. Cloud Regional Human Rights Commission. Council member Renee Symanietz voted against the move to discontinue membership. The commission was created to supervise the St. Cloud Regional Human Rights Office. The office opened in September 2010 and provides outreach, education and intake functions for St. Cloud-area residents. St.
I fell under the spell of “Twilight.” I was a little surprised at my positive reaction initially because of what the books and films are about. On the surface they’re about vampires and werewolves. As someone who lives with a phobia of dogs, it still gives my family a chuckle that I can sit through these films. I don’t even
Ron Scarbro – I was watching a discussion the other day between some Democrats and some Republicans. The Dems were saying this country is in trouble because the Reps are refusing to compromise their positions. The Reps were saying the country is in trouble because of the policies of the Dems and the only way to fix the mess is
The anticipation leading up to Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, grows weeks before the holiday even arrives. We are bombarded with advertising and enticed by coupons to bring us into stores and spend money. To some, it’s a day where businesses show just how greedy they are for business. In fact, this one day can produce just enough money
A gaggle of teenagers who live at the end of the block sometimes struts down the street puffing away like crazy. I feel like saying, “Kids, don’t smoke.” But they wouldn’t listen. They’d scoff like I did once upon a time. I quit smoking four years ago. It’s the smartest thing I ever did. The dumbest thing I ever did? That’s
A city’s website is a means of communication with its residents and potential visitors. It’s a glimpse into the personality of a city and its operations. It helps make a first impression. Well, St. Joseph’s just got better. The city’s new website is a big improvement in communication and accessibility. Speed and efficiency are just two of the areas residents