August 23rd, 2019 by Gary Osberg

“Welcome Class of 2023”  This is posted on the sign at the entrance to the St. John’s University campus. Yesterday, the Sexton Commons fountain area had tables set out with coffee, juice and plates of cookies fresh from the bakery. For many this was a family affair. Most young men and women were accompanied by […]

August 16th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

It is another beautiful day on the campus of St. John’s University.   There is a sadness amongst us because our dear friend Father Hilary Thimmesh died on Sunday.  Father Hillary officed next door to me here on the third floor of Wimmer Hall.  I saw him many times during the week.  I always knew when […]

August 9th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

It is a perfect 10 today.  Sweater weather in August thanks to the cool air from our neighbor to the north, Canada.  I hope to see you tonight at the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl.  It runs from 5 until 9. I am a recovering entrepreneur. I couldn’t work for the man, I had to […]

August 6th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

In the winter of 1971, I attended a Coon Rapids City Council meeting to complain about the snowmobiles that were running up and down the streets in my neighborhood. I was not impressed with my representation, so that fall I decided to run for the Third Ward Council seat. I had met a few folks […]