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Resident believes city planning strategies are inadequate

Henry Smorynski, Sartell Hopefully the Sartell City Council will come to the right decisions about the proposed Community Center related to its size, spaces provided and location. However, one cannot be confident of that conclusion happening in 2016. Sartell’s strategies for the planning of the Community Center have been inadequate and problematic from the beginning. […]

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Community center needs central location

by Joe Perske, Sartell There is much excitement in Sartell as residents anticipate the realization of a library in the city. Rightfully so, as the project has for decades been on this city’s top list of desired amenities. Being the largest city in outstate Minnesota without a library, and considering more than 5,000 Sartell residents […]

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Resident concerned about dangers of animal agriculture

Michael Willemsen, Sauk Rapids Pope Francis is holding a conference on Global Warming and Human Trafficking with many world mayors (including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges). This is great progress! I’m thankful these conversations are happening, and I’m hopeful they will discus the danger of animal agriculture. A report from the United Nations FAO says 18 […]

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Mayor says leadership, good investments will move city in right direction

Mayor Rick Schultz, St. Joseph Facility changes: With the recent selection of a site for a community center, the Council has taken an important step toward improving the quality of life and increasing the amenities to our residents. It comes with added benefits, including land and improving the visibility to our downtown district. During the […]

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Citizen concerned about lost present

Concerned citizen, St. Joseph Poor Michael did not get his birthday present on Sunday, June 14. Someone wrapped a gift, wrote “Happy Birthday Michael” on the wrapping and dropped it off on the front porch of a house at a southeast side address in St. Joseph. Unforunately, no Michael lives at this house; in fact, […]

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Reader suggests all help reform in non-violent ways

Tony Kroll, Sauk Rapids I hope everyone reads your opinion in the June 12 edition. You called it “Candidates amp up war-hawk talk.” You are against the mistakes we made in the past. Good idea. All the candidates for political office will glorify war and promote the elimination of the bad guys. That will get […]