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Reader recollects memories of the El Paso

Roy Walz, Sauk Centre My family moved from Nevis when I was 11, and my dad, Aloys Walz, “Lozie,” went into a partnership with my mother’s nephew, Claude Menzhuber, who had just returned from the service. While they were in the process of taking out insurance, they lost their business to fire. It was a […]

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Reader agitated about game hunting views

Ronald Schmidt, Rice Freedom of the press and freedom of speech are two of the most precious rights we enjoy in this country. It saddens me when a person can use his title as “Editor” to crucify and pre-convict another person even before legal proceedings have commenced. I am referring to your “opinion” from your Friday, […]

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College and city plan to continue to work together

Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of St. Benedict Rick Schultz, Mayor, City of St. Joseph During the course of the past year, Mayor Schultz and President Hinton have had many opportunities to work together. We are pleased to share with our local community that the College of St. Benedict and the City of St. Joseph […]

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Accountability, transparency fail in city

Henry Smorynski, Sartell It’s become common in public affairs and governmental actions for citizens to expect both transparency and accountability for decisions affecting them. Recent actions of the City of Sartell’s administration and the majority of its city council have violated transparency and accountability. They reflect a dramatic violation of public trust. They depend far […]

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Where is downtown Sartell?

Daryl Stevens, Sartell How do you create a downtown?  You don’t.  The core of a downtown has roots, much like your family of origin.  South Sartell is NOT the core, nor does it have its roots.  It’s suburbia; it’s all new. Sartell City Council, find the core and roots, and name it “Downtown.”  Does it […]

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Reconsider library location

Nancy Van Erp, Sartell It’s in the best interest of the people of Sartell for the Sartell City Council to reconsider the location of the public library. We should all be deeply concerned about our city’s capacity, tendency and likelihood to take full advantage of the wealth of resources offered by the GRRL system if […]

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Reader believes council needs to make more cuts

Tom Hell, St. Joseph The 2016 St. Joseph City Council is preparing a preliminary budget, with an estimated levy for 2016 to be almost $311,000 more than 2015. That is a year-over-year increase of 18 percent. That is typical of the St. Joseph City Council. The fix is to throw money at it. Taxpayer money. […]

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Citizen commends welcoming attitude toward good immigrants

Anthony Kroll, Sauk Rapids Your “Our View” article on page six was very positive and healthy. You titled it “Let’s reject stereotypes against good immigrants.” It had respect for all people; it was friendly. I am glad you gave some history to back up your view. Some historians say the natives were very friendly to […]