It’s a field day at the fair

Carolyn BertschNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschTwins Sienna and Levi Nordmark, age 5-1/2, of Sartell, pet a tortoise Aug. 1 at the Benton County Fair. photo by Carolyn BertschMark Beeler, 9, (center) of St. Joseph, experiences the Benton County Fair for the very first time Aug. 1 with Heidi Everett and her son, Boothe Towner, 9, also of St. Joseph. Everett is the

Drop box built for used flags

Mike KnaakNews, Print St. Joseph, St. Joseph0 Comments

A drop box for used American flags was installed on June 14, Flag Day, at the American Legion Club in St. Joseph. The box for collecting used flags was built and installed by Lee Eisenschenk. In 1937, the American Legion national convention passed a resolution encouraging the proper disposal of a flag that is no longer fit to be displayed.

Council endorses ‘Complete Streets’ policy

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A Complete Streets policy was endorsed unanimously by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting. The vote was 4-0. Council member David Peterson was not at the meeting. The Sartell Planning Commission and the Sartell Economic Development Commission had earlier agreed to recommend the policy be adopted by the council. The Complete Streets policy is

Shoe Bus joins Fare for All

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The Shoe Bus will be part of the Monday, Aug. 13, Fare for All program. The event runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2. Fare For All has teamed with Good in the Hood to support their Shoe Away Hunger Campaign. Gently used shoes will be available for purchase. Adult shoes cost $5 and children’s shoes go

Council rejects bike-rack proposal

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A request for an ordinance requiring bicycle racks under certain conditions was rejected by the Sartell City Council during a public hearing at its last meeting on a 4-0 vote. Council member David Peterson was not present at that meeting. No member of the public voiced opinions during the hearing. The concept was presented to the

City anticipates major water-supply charges

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The water-treatment plant on the east side of Sartell may be doomed to demolition, which is a likely outcome as part of the city’s proposed short- and long-term Comprehensive Water Plan. Constructed in 1992, the plant is the oldest of Sartell’s three treatment plants. It would cost up to $2 million or perhaps more to make

RSVP for Aug. 23 ‘Cookout with Cops’

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The perennially popular “Cookout with Cops” will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in Sartell at the St. Francis Church Gathering Place. The free event welcomes all seniors who are 55 or older to enjoy a cookout that includes hot dogs, hamburgers, all the fixings, refreshments and other treats. As every year, there