Editorial

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 [...]

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 [...]

Let’s learn to speak up for endangered kids, dogs

Let’s learn to speak up for endangered kids, dogs

The horrible incident of a hot-car death in Georgia should have us all concerned about the vulnerability of children and pets in hot weather. What’s doubly horrible about the death of the 22-month-old toddler named Cooper [...]

Be aware of suicidal behavior to prevent ‘permanent solution’

Be aware of suicidal behavior to prevent ‘permanent solution’

Suicide, as they say, is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It’s a crying shame more people don’t realize that before they take that drastic step. However, most people who kill themselves – teenagers especially [...]

No matter what happens in Iraq, no more troops on the ground

No matter what happens in Iraq, no more troops on the ground

It is estimated the United States will have spent more than $2 trillion in the long conflict in Iraq, including the costs of interest and the ongoing costs for many years of medical and psychological care [...]

‘Now Hiring’ signs as welcome as robin’s, spring’s harbingers

‘Now Hiring’ signs as welcome as robin’s, spring’s harbingers

It’s so good to see “Now Hiring” signs in the windows and lobbies of so many businesses in the area lately. Like robins in spring, those signs are a good omen that a springtime of economic [...]

Pinecone Central Park a regional treasure

Pinecone Central Park a regional treasure

The grand opening May 30 of Pinecone Central Park was indeed a grand day, a historical day, for Sartell. As time goes by, more and more people will begin to realize what a great facility it [...]

Miscommunication, misinformation clouded government-center issue

Miscommunication, misinformation clouded government-center issue

Due to a verbal tug-of-war, it’s now back to Square 1 for the St. Joseph City Council to determine what to do about creating a new (or refurbished) government center. A citizen outcry against plans to [...]

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