Rice council tackles non-stop traffic problem

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Rice City Council dealt with three important issues at the April 18 meeting that lasted well past 9 p.m. The first issue occurred in the public input portion of Monday’s meeting, when members of the audience informed the council of the dangers at the corner near Rice Elementary School. Audience members told of buses driving

SRRHS to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com If it’s springtime, then it must be time for a play. Just ask Julie Christenson, drama director at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. This year, she will be directing Once Upon a Mattress, a story based on an old folk tale about a princess who had a hard time sleeping because of a pea – sort of.

SR council OKs amendment to liquor statutes

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com With little fanfare and only one question, the Sauk Rapids City Council at its April 11 meeting approved an amendment to the liquor licensing code that would allow “brew pub” and “taproom” liquor licenses for on-sale, off-sale and Sunday sale of malt liquor beverages. Administrator Ross Olson explained the present statute did not conform to state

Rice City Council considers farmers’ market

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleader.com Jennifer Popp made a request to the Rice City Council on behalf of the Rice Women of Today to start a Rice Farmers’ Market in the park on Division and Main Street in Rice. The market would be operated mainly as a fundraising event each Tuesday starting in June and continuing through September. The Rice resident made her

DNR lays out plans for groundwater study

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Minnesota Department of Natural Resources representatives met with farmers, businesspersons and other concerned citizens at Rice City Hall on March 30 to discuss water issues in the Little Rock Creek watershed area. DNR Project Manager Mark Hauck said there is a possibility water resources in the area, while abundant, are not unlimited and could become exhausted in the

Accident spurs man to build ship models

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Dave Terhaar likes to keep busy even though he spends most of his time in a wheelchair. He builds model ships and even has one on display near the front office at Ridgeview Place & Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Sauk Rapids. “Some people come down here and eat their meals and go right back to their rooms –

Council hears field-house proposal

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com The Sauk Rapids City Council discussed a proposal to build a field house at its March 28 meeting – a field house advocates say would meet the needs of a growing city. The Storm Field House Athletic Community Center, as it was billed, was presented by St. Cloud Times Engagement Editor Randy Krebs and Mark Kotcho to the