Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 Church Directory

Editorials

Keep Moving is the Name of the Game

When most people hear the word “exercise” they cringe at the thought of it. It takes time and energy to keep up a healthy routine. Recently, I met up with two all-stars. Bob Jones, 71 of Big Lake and Norma Mitch...


A Reason To Give Thanks

What a year, just like everything else, Thanksgiving 2020 is going to be a little different. We might not have the chance to see all our loved ones and we might only see others in a wave through a closed window,...


Letter to Editor

TO THE EDITOR:Last weeks Patriot feature on Rep. Nick Zerwas and his bout with COVID-19 was a fine example of Community journalism and the role their staff plays in ensuring readers are informed to the dangers o...


Letter to Editor

TO THE EDITOR:Mr. Morgan, you “speculate” about the media reaction when an outsider “turned the tables on the establishment” 2000 years ago.  Jesus certainly was regarded with suspicion and fear that he would di...


Becker Schools’ priorities in distance learning

On August 8, 2020 the Minnesota Department of Education in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health released five goals to be implemented into school district reopening plans. These five goals inclu...


Big Lake switches to distance learning

Due to increased COVID-19 cases in Big Lake, Sherburne County and across the state, today we are announcing an anticipated shift to Distance Learning 2.0 for all K-5 students beginning December 7, 2020 through a...


White-tails common throughout U.S.

The recent weather roller-coaster has found me stomping around the woods in search of rutting White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).One week I am wearing a short-sleeved shirt and light-weight hiking shoes ...


You Are Not Alone

One of my most cherished life memories occurred within five minutes of becoming a parent.As my heart burst with love, my little one filled the room with shrill cries of protest as the nurse wheeled her to the co...


Looking Ahead To The 2021 Session

As I write this, we are already less than 50 days from the start of the next regular legislative session. On January 5, 2021, a new and returning group of 201 legislators from around the state will meet -- likel...


Aging citizens, elder abuse, epilepsy are deep concerns

Welp, there goes fall – it was great while it lasted! As the snow resumes and the roads get slick, I hope you and your family remain safe during the winter conditions. Over the last week, my team and I have rema...


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