Bertsch honored with ‘2 Under 20’ award

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Young entrepreneur and visionary Alex Bertsch of Sartell is being honored as one of the two winners in the third annual “2 Under 20” awards by the St. Cloud Times. Bertsch, the son of Carolyn and Matt Bertsch, is a senior at Sartell High School. The other winner is Georgina Simon, a student at St. Cloud

YIR Part 2: 2017 filled with growth, changes for St. Joseph

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com It’s been a year of transitions for both the people and the city of St. Joseph. The following are just some of the highlights of the year as culled from the 50 issues of the St. Joseph Newsleader during the past year. (The Year in Review: Part 1 covering January-June was featured in the Jan. 5

Hindka aces ACT test – a perfect 36

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com For 3.5 hours, Yash Hindka demonstrated grace-under-pressure as the test asked him question after question. “I was nervous,” he acknowledged later. But despite the jitters, he had an innate sense of confidence. His grace-under-pressure, reinforced by his all-around intelligence, paid off, resulting in a perfect score on the American College Testing test – a solid composite

CSB/SJU nursing students train to help prevent diabetes

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com With the start of a new year, many people are making some new year’s resolutions to get and stay healthier. One of those choices could include some classes being offered in the area with the Diabetes Prevention Program. Sixty nursing students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University will train in January to

YIR Part 2: 2017 – the year the Sartell Center finally opened

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com The year 2017 in Sartell could well be known as the year a Sartell Community Center was finally built and opened for residents. For two decades – at least – residents and city officials had wanted a city center. At long last, revenue from the regional half-cent sales tax made the center a possibility. The $11-million

Baby boomers jive to classic songs

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com There were no signs of memory loss or creaky brains at the Sartell Senior Center recently – oh no! – not when Thom Woodward shared dozens of musical blasts from the past. Nearly 40 senior citizens tapped their feet, and many of them sang along, remembering lyrics word-for-word from old classic rock ‘n’ roll songs. Some

Immigrants share their stories in ‘Green Card Voices’

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Thanks to his efforts to obtain a green card, Ulises Ayala of St. Joseph was able to enlist in the Minnesota National Guard to help protect “a great, beautiful country” that he loves – the United States of America. Ayala’s personal story is one of 19 featured in a free traveling exhibit entitled Green Card Voices

Sartell council votes to stop stench

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com An intolerable stench in the vicinity of Sartell’s sanitary-sewer system’s lift station 1 just might be solved, at long last – or so the city council and others, with noses pinched, are hoping. At its last meeting, the council approved two proposals that might bring a fix. One is to install aerators at lift stations 4