Council considers more workshop meetings

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell City Council is considering scheduling more workshops – or at least one this coming July that would be for the purpose of discussing overall budget plans and goals. Council member David Peterson said in the past he had found such workshops to be very beneficial in getting a grasp of what the city is

View housing trends at Home Show, March 9-11

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The Central Minnesota Builders Association Home Show, will be noon-8 p.m., Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 11 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center and will again feature the Forever House. This evolving house has four rooms that visitors can walk through to see new home

Council approves wellhead protection plan

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A comprehensive plan to protect Sartell’s drinking water supply was approved by the city council at its Feb. 26 meeting. The plan is called the Comprehensive Wellhead Protection Plan, Part II. It was presented in great detail to the council by consultant Marilyn Bayerl of Bayerl Water Resources, Alexandria; and by Karen Voz of the Minnesota

Township elections are Tuesday

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com Area townships conduct elections and annual meetings on Tuesday, March 13. Poll hours vary by township. There are no contested elections in any of the area townships. Brockway: Town Hall, 43710-85th Ave. 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Both offices unopposed. Clerk: two-year term – Connie Pesta. Supervisor: three-year term – George L. Fiedler. Collegeville: Town Hall,

Meth found, arrests made in police raids

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by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com A region-wide investigation of methamphetamine sales and distribution included police action in the 100 block of Second Street South in Sartell. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force executed 11 search warrants at nine different locations in Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud and Benton and Stearns counties on Feb. 28 and March 1. Officers found more

Cocoa with a Cop draws a crowd

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photo by Carolyn Bertsch Ethan Rowe, 4, of Sartell, tries out the back seat of a Sartell police car Jan 20 as Reserve Officer Adam Fettig stands by. The police car was inside the Waters Church in Sartell for all to explore during the first "Cocoa with a Cop" event. photo by Carolyn BertschWednesday Karsky, 6, of Sartell, enjoys her

CSB/SJU to host traveling Arab Film Fest

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Hundreds of film lovers and critics from around the Midwest – and the country – gather every fall in Twin Cities to partake in the annual Twin Cities Arab Film Fest. Sponsored by Mizna, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to promote Arab-American culture, the film festival showcases both international and domestically made films highlighting the