Letters to the Editor

February was declared Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by Congress in 2010 to raise awareness and education on teen dating violence and its impact on individuals, families and communities.   …

Minnesota polling places have been accepting absentee ballots for the presidential primary election since Jan. 19 — spurring an election season that will last nearly all year.   But …

Tom Emmer, of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, does not support law enforcement.   Emmer had a picture taken of him recently with law enforcement, but does not support law …

Connection is key

When the surgeon general’s report came out in 2023, highlighting the dangers of disconnection and isolation and the numbers of adults affected, the AmeriCorps Seniors Central MN Foster …

Flags represent unity 

Old Glory evolved from only representing the original 13 colonies to our current 50 states. The gradual changes to our national flag likely cost a lot of money and caused much inconvenience.   …

National Mentoring Month

For over 20 years, January has been recognized as National Mentoring Month.   Although we at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota recognize the transformational power of mentoring …

Police Activity Report Jan. 1-7

Sauk Rapids Police Department   Jan. 2, 2:37 p.m. — Officers arrived and located a vehicle in a parking lot on the 100 block of Second Avenue North. The unlocked vehicle was running, …

Dim view of Pleasantview

Now that the building is built and landscaping done, I am surprised there is no suitable field for softball, soccer, football or physical education classes at Pleasantview Elementary School.   …

I’m forced to express my disgust with some of our good folks at the State House, marching on to create a new state flag. No matter which flag, current or proposed, someone or a group will …

The Little Box

Presents all are opened   Toys, gifts, happy things and fun Beneath the tree a little box Almost missed this one   This little red box, wrapped with bow To Jesus …

Taking care of mental health

Protecting your mental health will help you take care of your physical health, recognize emotional and spiritual needs, foster and sustain strong relationships, and achieve balance in different areas …

Remember When

Remember when phones did not harm children   Remember when you were not sweetened to death with HFC Remember when love was the most common four-letter word Remember when obesity …

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