Editorial

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Careful planning, scheduling can make school year successful

Careful planning, scheduling can make school year successful

After a long summer, parents are probably a bit apprehensive – and likely relieved – their children are soon headed back to school. Such a time can bring stress for both parents and children. However, there are ways [...]

At long last, Pinecone improvements in sight

At long last, Pinecone improvements in sight

It’s good to know improvements will start in 2015 for Sartell’s extremely busy Pinecone Road corridor. At its last meeting, the Sartell City Council approved an engineering study that will determine precisely the best kinds of [...]

As sales-tax renewal approaches, all involved should pay attention

As sales-tax renewal approaches, all involved should pay attention

Residents in St. Joseph should pay close attention to the regional half-cent sales-tax question on the ballot this Nov. 4. The time to start paying attention is now. Voters will be asked to either approve or [...]

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