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Body cameras for police good for officers, suspects

Body cameras for police good for officers, suspects

The idea is a simple one, an inexpensive one and an effective one. Requiring all law-enforcement officials in the line of duty to wear small cameras is a good idea because it protects them and the [...]

Let’s make ‘Hot Dish’ the ‘State Food’

Let’s make ‘Hot Dish’ the ‘State Food’

Minnesota – Land of Lakes, Land of Hot Dishes. There is an effort underway to name the hot dish as Minnesota’s official food and to designate the fourth Sunday of every September “Hot Dish Day.” By [...]

Mrs. Obama leave my s’mores alone

Mrs. Obama leave my s’mores alone

Some people like to burn their marshmallows. Some just like them toasted a golden brown. Others just want to warm them. For me the chocolate has to be Hershey’s milk chocolate. It should be room temperature [...]

Privacy at stake in Watab Springs housing development

Privacy at stake in Watab Springs housing development

Thom Woodward, Sartell Watab Springs Homeowners Association Some 15 years ago, a new housing development – a private neighborhood in Sartell – spurred reactions from interest to misunderstanding to disdain. Watab Springs, on the corner of Pinecone Road [...]

Emergency food shelf drive set Sept. 13

Emergency food shelf drive set Sept. 13

Your local Food Shelf board and volunteers St. Joseph Community Wide Food Shelf Drive 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 13 Sociologists have differentiated among people living in a community. A “resident” is one who lives in a [...]

Congratulations, school district, for excellent scores on tests

Congratulations, school district, for excellent scores on tests

Congratulations are in order for the Sartell-St. Stephen School District – its teachers, administrators, staff, parents and last but of course not least, its students. [...]

Why, oh why, would Americans join terrorist groups overseas?

Why, oh why, would Americans join terrorist groups overseas?

It is a most disturbing news development to hear two young former Minnesotans have died in combat while fighting with extremist rebel groups abroad. The two – Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar – were high-school buddies [...]

Save Tech as neighborhood ‘anchor’

Save Tech as neighborhood ‘anchor’

Neighbors in the St. Cloud Tech High School area are hoping the school board decides to refurbish that venerable old building and keep it as a school. Tech, they argue, gives a vibrancy to that entire [...]

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