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Articles written by Pastor John Napoli

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  • Think of new year as an opportunity for kindness

    Pastor John Napoli|Jan 8, 2021

    For 39 years my family and I have been engaged in this area. I am blessed to have had the good fortune to have wonderful opportunities to engage with thousands of area people over the years. My involvement included restaurants - Perkins and Black Woods - operating a small business, Northern Kawasaki, and pastoring a small church, River of Life. My appreciation for living in this area continues to grow with each passing year, and I look forward to the coming year, 2021. A community is known by ho... Full story

  • Why I think this area is a great place to live!

    Pastor John Napoli, Columnist|Mar 1, 2019

    There is so much negative communication out there today that I just want to share a positive one regarding this area of Minnesota. I have lived in northern Minnesota all my life, and this area of Carlton County for most of it. I have been a pastor in the area for over 20 years. I am sure all who are reading this have heard people complain about this area. They complain about the weather, the economy, the politics, the schools, and the list can go on. At times I have even been one of those...