Johnson resolution fails at council meeting

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A resolution concerning refugees submitted by council member Jeff Johnson was defeated by fellow members at the Nov. 6 St. Cloud City Council meeting. The vote was 6-1 with only Johnson voting in favor. Johnson’s resolution, which he first proposed several weeks ago, caused controversy, including support and opposition, from many residents in the greater St.

Man nabbed for thefts from Sartell vehicle

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com A Rice man was arrested recently for fraudulently using credit cards he had allegedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Sartell. Scott William Cody, 26, was taken into custody by police and admitted to the use of someone else’s credit cards, according to the report. The owner of the vehicle reported to the police that one

ASA students study BizTown

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com All Saints Academy fifth- and sixth-grade students recently learned what it takes to make it in a global world when they attended Junior Achievement BizTown Oct. 10 in Maplewood. Students prepared for the visit for several weeks in their classrooms before attending and applying facts and information they had learned about running their own businesses. Fifth-grade

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

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With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

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With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Act in solidarity to counter prejudices

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We should all be thankful for the strong civic and moral leadership so apparent in the greater St. Cloud area – leaders who speak up with force and clarity against the dark undercurrents of prejudice and bigotry. We mean leaders like St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Catholic Bishop Donald Kettler, to name just two. Recently, Kettler and Kleis didn’t

Where did our civility, courtesy go?

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These days, it seems like there is antagonism everywhere you look. Our politicians, local and above, engage in bitter partisan fights. People insult and degrade those who disagree with them. Old customs are being thrown away and discarded in exchange for ramming things through. Many are afraid to even express their opinions in public lest they be shut down. It’s

Don’t judge a book by its cover – an unusual lesson from an unusual source

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Mady Bertsch, 12, Sartell Last year I started volunteering in the Salvation Army Food Shelf with my mom and little brother. When my mom signed us up, I didn’t want to volunteer. I didn’t want to work with the stereotypical homeless person. When I thought of the homeless, I thought of people on the streets begging for money and spending