Reader responds to Sartell’s Opinion Page

Fred Joesting, Sartell If you read closely in the Opinion and Our View columns of Dennis Dalman you will find a sentence that should be the goal of everybody. “The main law should forbid partisan control over election processes at every level.” But when reading the two columns by Dalman, all you hear him talking […]


Be reasonable; do it my way

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 […]

Black Friday shows true dedication to saving money

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 […]

Tell the nicotine demon to bug off

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 […]

New website is big improvement for city

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 […]

Paraprofessional Judy Theisen works with eighth-grader Meg Schneider Nov. 15 at Kennedy Community School in St. Joseph. She was named Support Staff of the Year by Resource Training and Solutions.

Kennedy teachers honored for leadership

Three teachers at Kennedy Community School received awards for doing what they love – teaching students. The honor, which came from Resource Training and Solutions of St. Cloud, recognizes those who excel in academic leadership. Teachers Pat Forte and Cheryl Novacinski received Leadership in Educational Excellence Awards last month. Paraprofessional Judy Theisen was named Support Staff […]

An assortment of bass guitars hangs on display Nov. 8 at Riff City Guitar and Music Co. in St. Joseph.

New music store opens in St. Joseph

Anyone who walks into Riff City Guitar and Music Co. will never see a sign that reads, “Please ask for assistance.” Owner Joe Leach encouraged those visiting during a recent grand opening event to pick up an instrument and play – even if it was their first time. “We want to bring the music community […]