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Prize-winners deserve praise for working for children’s rights

Prize-winners deserve praise for working for children’s rights

It’s a good positive sign of our times when the two who just won the Nobel Peace Prize are recognized for working so hard for children’s rights. Any society that cannot protect its children should never [...]

Let’s try to avoid contagion of fear

Let’s try to avoid contagion of fear

In a college biology course, professor Dr. Ralph Gunderson told us students that someday an epidemic could wipe out many millions of people. I remember raising my hand to question his statement, foolishly saying with all [...]

Adrian Peterson’s case is going from bad to worse

Adrian Peterson’s case is going from bad to worse

Minnesota Vikings’ superstar, Adrian Peterson, is in trouble. If you follow sports at all you doubtless know Peterson was arrested for what prosecutors identified as child abuse. That abuse was caused by Peterson punishing his son [...]

Teacher encourages pauses to thank others for the simple things

Teacher encourages pauses to thank others for the simple things

Lauren Thoma, Sartell This fall has brought my first year as a brand-new teacher. While it’s been my first year conducting a classroom, it’s also been my students’ first year as students. My high-school students are [...]

A newspaper can be ‘the tie that binds’

(Editor’s note: We are publishing this editorial in honor of the upcoming National Newspaper Week, Oct. 5-11. It was written by Robert M. Williams Jr., president of the National Newspaper Association.) What do you care most [...]

Job-growth statistics show brighter path

Job-growth statistics show brighter path

At a time when grim stories keep surfacing in the news – everything from ISIS brutalities to ebola scares – it’s refreshing to hear the latest news from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. [...]

Secret Service dangerously off track

Secret Service dangerously off track

Some TV wit said it best, with sardonic irony: “Can’t the president or his wife just lock the front door?” He was, of course, referring to the security breach two weeks ago when an intruder jumped [...]

When will the dog park open?

When will the dog park open?

Your DogPAC committee, Kim George, Scott Grother, Lisa Pederson, Sherry Thien and Jenna Trisko When will the Sartell dog park open? Why isn’t there a fence yet? What’s taking so long? How can I help? [...]

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