Opinion

What a thrill to see Pope’s reaction to St. John’s Bible

What a thrill to see Pope’s reaction to St. John’s Bible

What a thrill it was to see a news story and video of Pope Francis beholding a glimpse of The Saint John’s Bible. That magnificent work, the product of so many years of intense dedication and [...]

Cruel parroted remarks fuel racism

Cruel parroted remarks fuel racism

The recent eruptive antagonisms between whites and Somalis at Tech High School brought me – unpleasantly – back to the past, to my growing-up years in St. Cloud in the 1950s and 1960s. There was racial prejudice [...]

Wow how things have changed

Wow how things have changed

In years past, couples met in traditional ways and places. Many met their life partners in school or church or at work. There were clubs, the Scouts, FFA and FHA. Most of us had several dates [...]

Reader believes water amenity debate needs clarification

Reader believes water amenity debate needs clarification

Tom Hell, St. Joseph Jen Warnet, writes in the opinion column of last Friday’s St. Joseph Newsleader… In her comments and quotes she asserts…”Although there have been multiple public conversations regarding the half-cent sales tax, there’ve been [...]

Why should we vaccinate?

Why should we vaccinate?

Submitted on behalf of CentraCare Clinic’s pediatric providers April 18-25 is National Infant Immunizations Week. This gives us another great reason to highlight the importance of immunizations. Simply put, vaccines save lives. The best thing parents [...]

Death penalty? Consider Tsarnaev, Hinton

Death penalty? Consider Tsarnaev, Hinton

In stark contrast, a guilty man and an innocent man are quintessential examples of the polarities in the never-ending debate for and against the death penalty. Both men made headline news in the first week of [...]

Video of murder points to need for scrutiny of police methods

Video of murder points to need for scrutiny of police methods

Seeing is believing. There can be no doubt whatsoever that a North Charleston, S.C. policeman, Michael Slager, murdered a man named Walter Scott by firing eight pistol rounds at him, at least one of which was [...]

Reader calls for support for water amenity

Reader calls for support for water amenity

Jen Warnert, St. Joseph Although there have been multiple public conversations regarding the half-cent sales tax, there’ve been comments that community members don’t support the proposed waterpark because they believe their taxes will rise or a [...]

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