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Air strikes against ISIS will get their attention

Air strikes against ISIS will get their attention

It’s a shame anytime violence has to be used, but it had to happen and it did when bombs were dropped Monday on ISIS areas in Syria. [...]

President Hinton dedicated to Benedictine, liberal-arts tradition

President Hinton dedicated to Benedictine, liberal-arts tradition

Welcome, Mary Dana Hinton. The College of St. Benedict and all the residents of this area should be proud of Hinton, who was installed Sept. 21 as CSB’s 15th president in its 100-year history. [...]

‘Tis the question: to spank or not to spank

‘Tis the question: to spank or not to spank

Spare the rod, spoil the child? The Adrian Peterson case is rightfully focusing attention not just on the National Football League but on society in general and our attitudes toward discipline and punishment. [...]

Refrigeration allows for better living through chemistry

Refrigeration allows for better living through chemistry

I remember when I was a small child my mother and my grandmother cooking in the kitchen on a wood-burning stove. They had to first build a fire, let it die back a bit and then [...]

City welcomes communication, collaboration with new CSB president

City welcomes communication, collaboration with new CSB president

Mayor Rick Schultz On Sept. 21, I was witness to the installation of Dr. Mary Hinton, the 15th president of the College of St. Benedict. It was the second such presidential event here in our local [...]

Deeply disappointed in bad judgment

Deeply disappointed in bad judgment

Susan Sink, St. Joseph I am deeply disappointed by the Newsleader’s bad judgment in running Ron Scarbro’s column in the Sept. 19 issue: “True justice is color-blind.” The ignorance shown by Scarbro is breathtaking. It can [...]

Council members, please speak into your desk microphones

Council members, please speak into your desk microphones

Thank you, Sartell City Council member Steve Hennes, for pointing out to your council colleagues the importance of communicating with their constituents. At the Sept. 8 meeting, Hennes said the council should do its part to [...]

A newspaper can be ‘the tie that binds’

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 [...]

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