Opinion

Use knowledge as power when dealing with cons

Use knowledge as power when dealing with cons

Telephone scam calls by scoundrels seem to come in waves, like contagions of the plague. Just in the past week or so, residents in Sartell and St. Joseph have reported attempts by phone crooks to weasel [...]

Thanks, St. Stephen, for so much fun

Thanks, St. Stephen, for so much fun

Happy Birthday, St. Stephen! What a pleasure it was to spend most of Saturday in your celebratory city. Leaving my house near Rice that morning, I was almost certain I would have to drive back home [...]

No political party owns the IRS

No political party owns the IRS

The 16th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by the Congress in 1907 and ratified four years later in 1913. This amendment established the income tax, which then created the need for the Internal Revenue Service. [...]

By helping pollinators live, we help our precious food supply

By helping pollinators live, we help our precious food supply

No bees, no food. Well, that’s an exaggeration, but it’s not too much of a stretch because a good amount of our food supply depends upon pollinating insects, like bees and butterflies. It’s good to see [...]

Fear-filled kids living in limbo

Fear-filled kids living in limbo

Imagine, after days of terror on a long train ride, you arrive in another country where you are placed inside a big building and you do not know from one minute to the next what will [...]

We miss you ‘center stage’ Bobby Vee

Paul Ritzenthaler, St. Joseph “My tears are falling since you’ve taken her away.” Nine words that were the preamble to one of the greatest ballads of the early rock ‘n’ roll era and a constant reminder [...]

Control the rhetoric, control the conversation

Control the rhetoric, control the conversation

What do you think is happening at our southern border? Some 50,000 children have been dumped and abandoned for us to take care of, and it’s going to get a lot worse. Estimates are at least [...]

The affordable Affordable Care Act?

The affordable Affordable Care Act?

Stuart Bailey, Sartell [...]

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