Ice is out just in time for fishing opener

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by Darren Diekmann news@thenewsleaders.com Opening fishing for walleye, northern, bass and others opens Saturday, May 12,  with anglers making plans to fish locally or go north to favorite destinations, while others will stay home because of obligations or to avoid the crowds altogether. One of the latest ice-out dates predicted for a number Minnesota lakes this year had many wondering if

Sartell Chamber sponsors annual leadership conference

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by Vicki Ikeogu news@thenewsleaders.com Hundreds of area business professionals and aspiring leaders from around the Sartell area had the opportunity to hear from experts and known industry leaders at the annual Leadercast event hosted by the Sartell Area Chamber of Commerce. “I really enjoy attending the Leadercast event,” said Jessica Houle, vice president of the board of directors for the

Kennedy students share activities with Woodcrest tenants

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you think you might be in the wrong location seeing seniors participating in activities at Kennedy Community School and students participating in activities at Woodcrest of Country Manor in St. Joseph, you aren’t. Students at Kennedy  and Woodcrest are implementing a new intergenerational partnership. Laura Freese, Kennedy Community School’s academic coach, said the partnership is

Roth concert sparks campfire warmth

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Singer/storyteller Charlie Roth cast a campfire spell May 8 at the 10th annual Lemonade and Laughter concert in Sartell. Like a friend/father/grandfather, Roth told stories and sang intimate songs that clearly captivated his full-capacity audience of nearly 300, most of them senior  citizens. The afternoon concert took place at St. Francis Xavier Church’s community hall. It was

Dollars for Scholars recipients named

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The St. Joseph Area Dollars for Scholars chapter awarded 18 scholarships to recipients who were recognized at the May 2 award ceremony. Dollars for Scholars is a national nonprofit foundation that includes local chapters that help area students by raising funds for scholarships. Mark Lambert and Boulder Ridge apartments awarded a scholarship to Justin Barg, who is a graduate of Apollo

St. Joe Council earns a clean bill of financial health

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph City Council learned they have been doing a pretty good job of keeping revenues and expenses in check at their regular May 5 meeting. With one chair on the dais sitting empty because of the recent resignation of Matt Killam, the council heard Janel Bitzan of BerganKDV auditing firm. Bitzan summarized the 134-page