Utility-communications upgrades approved by council

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com At its Oct. 2 meeting, the St. Joseph City Council took major steps in approving upgrades that would improve the operational efficiency of the water-utilities communications system in the city. With city utilities such as water plants, lift stations and other related utilities scattered at various sites throughout the city, the monitoring of the performance of

Sartell board approves 2017-18 levy

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com A preliminary levy that includes an overall 2-percent increase from last year was approved by the Sartell-St. Stephen School Board at its Sept. 18 meeting. Director of Business Services Steve Wruck provided some background information with regard to the levy and noted the requirements by the state seem to change almost daily, and that is why

Tennis team lacks experience, but shows plenty of grit

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com Evert, Navaratilova, the Williams girls, Steffi Graf – these women dominated professional women’s tennis. The girls on the Sartell Girls Tennis team would like to dominate the Central Lakes Conference this year, but it’s going to be a challenge, said coach Bryan Baumann. Why? “We have only one returning senior from last year’s team,” Baumann said.

Coach Snyder: ‘It’s hockey on grass’

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(Editor’s note: This was written a month ago but due to space constraints is just now being published.) by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com It’s mid-August. Two more weeks until the start of the school year. That means it’s the start of the high-school sports season. Coaches are gathering their teams, issuing jerseys, checking physical exam records and getting equipment ready. Athletes

Sabre girls soccer shutout Tech 2-0

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by Dave DeMars news@thenewsleaders.com In a hard-fought match Sept. 11 against St. Cloud Tech Tigers, the Sartell girls’ soccer team stymied the Tech offense and shut out the Tigers 2-0. Sartell controlled the play early in the game keeping the Tigers off balance with some strong offensive sallies and controlling the Tech offense for a good share of the first