Editorial

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. [...]

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 [...]

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