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Careful planning, scheduling can make school year successful

Careful planning, scheduling can make school year successful

After a long summer, parents are probably a bit apprehensive – and likely relieved – their children are soon headed back to school. Such a time can bring stress for both parents and children. However, there are ways [...]

ISIS may be cutting its own throat

ISIS may be cutting its own throat

When the black-clad killer used a knife to saw off the head of journalist James Foley, his vicious action just may have signaled the eventual death knell for ISIS. [...]

Fire-spitting blather turns me off

Fire-spitting blather turns me off

“You are entitled to your own opinion but you are not entitled to your own facts.” Saying that assumes one person’s facts are more factual than another person’s facts. As a published opinion writer, I hear [...]

Thanks for response to ranting, raving

Thanks for response to ranting, raving

Adam Sussner, Sartell I just wanted to say thank you, Greg Bearson, for your letter to the editor in the most recent Newsleader. I’ve been wondering for years if the Newsleader would present an opinion contrary to Dalman’s [...]

Emergency food shelf drive set Sept. 13

Emergency food shelf drive set Sept. 13

4th annual St. Joseph Community Food Shelf Drive 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 13  The Food Shelf Board & Volunteers Food: “any substance – taken in – to enable (something) to live and grow. Anything that nourishes.” [...]

At long last, Pinecone improvements in sight

At long last, Pinecone improvements in sight

It’s good to know improvements will start in 2015 for Sartell’s extremely busy Pinecone Road corridor. At its last meeting, the Sartell City Council approved an engineering study that will determine precisely the best kinds of [...]

As sales-tax renewal approaches, all involved should pay attention

As sales-tax renewal approaches, all involved should pay attention

Residents in St. Joseph should pay close attention to the regional half-cent sales-tax question on the ballot this Nov. 4. The time to start paying attention is now. Voters will be asked to either approve or [...]

Stove-pipe collar has tale to tell

Stove-pipe collar has tale to tell

I have a stove-pipe collar that talks; it’s one of those very old objects with tales to tell. The collar was part of my boyhood home in south St. Cloud and now hangs on a wall [...]

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