Bullseye the turtle finds a loving home

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Sometimes animals in the wild need a helping hand to survive life in the big city. That was the case of Bullseye the turtle. Bullseye is one of those lucky turtles who managed to survive in the wild until a nice young boy and girl adopted him as their own. Bullseye, you see, was only the

Citizens of SR confront council about crime problem

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com About 15 residents who dubbed themselves the Second Avenue North Neighborhood Group confronted the Sauk Rapids City Council on Aug. 8 about what they termed a “crime spree.” Because of the fear of retaliation and being targeted, members of the group asked they not be identified in the following story. The Newsleader respects that concern and

New apartment building slated for downtown area

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Torborg Builders of St. Cloud has applied for site-plan approval to begin construction on a new five-story apartment building in the downtown Sauk Rapids area. The site chosen is currently owned by the Sauk Rapids Housing and Redevelopment Authority and is located on Benton Drive near the new bridge leading into Sauk Rapids across from the

Neighbor meets neighbor at National Night Out

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com For Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise, National Night Out is something he’s done every year for as long as he’s been chief and even before. So visiting the three sites that participated in Sauk Rapids is a happy part of his duties. His first stop was the home of Laura and David Mumm along 10th

Street maintenance costs concern Rice City Council

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Rice City Council meeting on Aug. 1. seemed to be a continuation of an earlier finance meeting with discussion of needed street repair and how those repairs could be paid for. In regular business, the council approved the proposal by Burski Excavating to grade and compact three-tenths of a mile of road leading to the

Hunstiger seeks top-elected city office

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Kurt Hunstiger is a man who exudes excitement and enthusiasm about working for Sauk Rapids and being a part of the community, which is why he is running for mayor in the upcoming primary. “I’ve been training for this for a long time,” Hunstiger said. “The last time I actually had the application in my hand and I

Konietzko – a mayoral candidate with a new perspective

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Newsleader caught up with Guy Konietzko early in the morning on June 28 at the Capital Coffee Shop in downtown St. Cloud to learn of his reasons for running for Sauk Rapids mayor and what he brings to the table in the way of leadership skills. Background  Having grown up in Rosemount, Konietzko made the

Rice City Council approves joint-powers agreement

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Rice City Council at its July 18 meeting voted without discussion to approve a joint-powers agreement between the city, the firm of Kelm and Reuter, and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for handling of electronic information. Kelm and Reuter will assess and send that information on behalf of the city, Mayor Dale Rogholt noted. The