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Veterans should salute the flag

Mel Brye, Sartell resident, Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992 U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe today praised the passage by unanimous consent of his bill (S. 1877) clarifying U.S. law to allow veterans and servicemen not in uniform to salute the flag. Current law (US Code Title 4, Chapter 1) states veterans and servicemen not in uniform […]

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On Ron Scarbro no longer contributing to the Newsleaders

Marlene Schlichting, Rice Sorry to read that Ron Scarbro will no longer be contributing to the Newsleader. I like to read Dennis Dalman’s column and also liked Ron Scarbro’s column for the very reason they see things from a very different perspective. I often did not agree with either, mostly Dalman’s but that doesn’t mean […]

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Thank you to Newsleaders for championing the cause

Tony Kroll, Sauk Rapids I thank the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader for championing the cause of the immigrants and refugees. Sauk Rapids is a friendly town and Minnesota is a welcoming state. I am glad to live here. I want it to stay that way. There is lots of space and food and work here. New […]

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Vote no to Sartell’s bond referendum

Tammy Hagerty, Sartell In a community with such a great education foundation, it’s hard to look at the bond and say no. It’s just one meal out at a restaurant a month, right? It will only lengthen your mortgage payments for up to six months on the average home. No big deal. What’s six months? […]

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In response to Scarbro’s column

Douglas Wood, Sartell My wife Kathy and I enjoy keeping up with the local news through the Newsleader and are grateful our community has a quality news outlet to fill this need. However, we feel the paper’s recent decision to publish a racist, offensive screed by Ron Scarbro was appalling. In his rant, Scarbro openly […]