Opinion & Columns

  • Tom West, West Words
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Weird. That’s the best way to term today’s politics in Minnesota’s 8th District. Case in point: Five DFL candidates sought their party’s endorsement on April 14 — and came away with nothing. This, even though it is one of a handful of seats nationwide that both parties are targeting as a Rep…

  • Tom West, West Words
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    Sometimes, one has to despair as a political conservative. Each election, conservatives try to vote for candidates who recognize human nature is flawed, and when everyone seems to agree on an idea, that is the time to be most on alert. Experience teaches us there are no perfect answers, …

Obituaries

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Robert Francis Kane, age 68 of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, April 15, 2018. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Ce…

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Lorraine M. Schaefer, age 92 of New Munich, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New…

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Juliann C. “Julie” Rademacher, age 70 of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating a…

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Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Henry “Hank” J. Wrobel, age 84, of Holdingford, will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Church of All Saints - St. Mary, Holdingford. Interment will be in the Church of All Saints - St. Hedwig parish cemetery immediately following…

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The family of Joani Rutten would like to extend huge thanks to the community of Osakis, and beyond. Although this has been a very difficult time for our family, having your presence with us kids at Galeon in the weeks as Mom’s health declined, at Mom’s wake, at her funeral, a card sent, a ph…