Show thanks to veterans past, present by attending ceremonies

We hope people attend one of the many area Memorial Day ceremonies that will take place Monday, May 30. The freedoms Americans will enjoy on that three-day holiday have been dearly paid for in blood by the approximately 1.3-million soldiers who have died in combat and in other ways during this nation’s wars. Countless more suffered […]


I quit smoking; you can too!

(Note to readers: Several people who want to quit smoking recently emailed me and asked if I would again publish the following column. It was originally published in the Aug. 23, 2013 Newsleaders.) I quit smoking. Twice. The first time was in 1987. For six months. All it took is “just one” cigarette. Hooked again. […]

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Veterans should salute the flag

Mel Brye, Sartell resident, Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe today praised the passage by unanimous consent of his bill (S. 1877) clarifying U.S. law to allow veterans and servicemen not in uniform to salute the flag. Current law (US Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states veterans and servicemen not in uniform […]

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On Ron Scarbro no longer contributing to the Newsleaders

Marlene Schlichting, Rice Sorry to read that Ron Scarbro will no longer be contributing to the Newsleader. I like to read Dennis Dalman’s column and also liked Ron Scarbro’s column for the very reason they see things from a very different perspective. I often did not agree with either, mostly Dalman’s but that doesn’t mean […]

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Thank you to Newsleaders for championing the cause

Tony Kroll, Sauk Rapids I thank the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader for championing the cause of the immigrants and refugees. Sauk Rapids is a friendly town and Minnesota is a welcoming state. I am glad to live here. I want it to stay that way. There is lots of space and food and work here. New […]