Persistence, finally, brings Wobegon Trail to Waite Park

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Some had begun to claim it will never happen; others refused to consider defeat and forged onward for 10 years through endless negotiations, fundraising and a veritable blizzard of paperwork. Those who persisted doggedly through hope and hard work won the day. At 6 p.m. July 12, about 100 people gathered at River’s Edge Park in

Council approves Celebration drainage solution

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com By a unanimous vote, the Sartell City Council decided at its July 9 meeting to go ahead with the long-discussed drainage solution in the city’s Celebration neighborhood. The final proposal was outlined by April Ryan, a water engineer. The council approval happened at a public hearing on the matter. Two men, both Celebration residents, spoke at

Creekview Park meeting set for July 24

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The Sartell Park Commission members and city staff are seeking ways to improve Creekview Park, but first they need input from city residents, especially from the people who live near that park in southwest Sartell. Sartell City Planner Nate Keller is encouraging people to take an online survey concerning Creekview Park. Copies of the survey can

Man saved as baby by Mother Teresa loves St. Joseph

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Patrick Norton’s life was quite literally saved by Mother Teresa, and Norton and his St. Joseph family were at the Vatican in Rome for the thrilling moment when she was officially named a saint by the Catholic Church. When Norton, an orphan in India for many years, saw and heard in news reports what is now

Hammond to spend junior year ‘Down Under’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Ayleigh Hammond of Sartell will attend a year of high school “Down Under,” in the nation of Australia. For Hammond, who loves to travel and learn about foreign cultures, it’s a dream come true. The traveling-learning bug bit her in the summer before seventh grade when she had a chance to do some cultural-enrichment traveling in

Still time to register for ‘Tour of Saints’

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s no wonder the annual Tour of Saints, now in its 38th year, has become a generational event with adults still biking the tour who used to bike with parents or grandparents when they were children. Hosted by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the Tour of Saints, is billed as a bicycle ride, not a race. It

Delicious problem finds techie solution

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s always the big question: “What size are your ice-cream cones?” The employees at Mr. Twisty have had to struggle to answer that question time and time again. They would use their hands and fingers to approximate how tall the cones are, but that was too vague for a lot of customers. Mr. Twisty, in a