In reply to the letter to the editor from Paul E. Peterson:
Yes, in writing his editorial, Dennis Dalman did believe Pastor Tom Wright was still affiliated with Celebration Lutheran Church.
Although Wright did not state in his printed comment he was withdrawing his ad because he disagrees with Dalman’s opinions, he has stated several times in the past to the newspaper’s owner/publisher that Dalman’s political views are not compatible with what Wright claims is the conservative majority of Sartell residents and those of his congregation.
Wright’s comments that were emailed to the newspaper owner/publisher were taken to be a letter to editor, although a check showed there was no specific instruction from Wright that it should be published as such. For that, we extend our apologies.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.